November 17, 2009
Associated Press West Texas cotton producer Steve Smith continued to harvest Wednesday, happy that the weather on this end of the growing season is far better than its beginning. A cool September gave way to perfect harvesting weather, with little
October 8, 2009
Prolonged rain in the United States’ Mississippi River Delta is dampening hopes for a clean harvest. In states such as Arkansas and Louisiana, farmers are reporting boll rot and staining of cotton fiber. Wet weather hampered cotton planting in the
August 26, 2009
The New York Times The first wave of workers has arrived in the annual migration to China’s restive western region of Xinjiang this year to pick cotton, according to a report on Friday by Xinhua, the state news agency. The
March 10, 2009
Cotton growers on the Texas High Plains are accustomed to wind and sand, but 2008 created spring weather that was extreme, even by their standards. In spite of the adverse conditions, many High Plains growers, including Joel Drake, produced a
February 26, 2009
Ever seen a high school football team rushing the water cooler during two-a-days, vying for a cold drink in the August heat? That’s what it could be like with late-season pests during 2007. Populations have been higher in many areas
February 19, 2009
The concept of mechanical cotton pickers goes to back to pre-Civil War days, believe it or not, but it remained only a pipedream for almost a century. Case IH Module Express 625 “This is the most efficient cotton-harvesting package available,”
February 12, 2009
This is the second of what was to have been a two-part series on the new on-board, module-building cotton pickers from Case IH and John Deere. Two parts have now turned into three. Ah, the best laid plans … In
October 9, 2014
To date, Mother Nature has blessed the latter part of the cotton season – including early harvest – with favorable weather. Occasionally, however, her angry side does appear. Violent storms containing golf ball-sized hail ravaged nearly 10,000 acres of
September 16, 2014
With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.
August 15, 2014
As cotton harvest begins in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, growers are optimistic that this year’s crop will help erase the disappointments of the last few growing seasons.
July 10, 2014
While most cotton growers are battling plant bugs and resistant weeds and watching for first blooms, Sam and Josh Ruiz of La Feria, TX have delivered 2014’s first official certified bale of cotton.
May 5, 2014
After years of toil and innovation, John Deere is introducing the John Deere CS690 Cotton Stripper, hoping to bring the proven successes of on-board module-building harvesters to much of the Southwest.
April 15, 2014
USDA's Farm Service Agency has announced the 2014-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.
April 10, 2014
Bayer CropScience honored 328 FiberMax cotton growers who achieved one-ton yields during 2013 and membership into the FiberMax One Ton Club.
April 7, 2014
Innovative design speeds harvest, reduces labor and downtime, protects yields and increases operator comfort.
February 8, 2014
Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton invite growers to enter the FiberMax One Ton Club for 2013 to be recognized for their outstanding achievements in their fields and receive exclusive member benefits. To qualify for the One Ton Club, growers must
January 8, 2014
As 2014 begins, it’s clear that cotton growers will be looking for cost-cutting efficiencies to help them remain productive and profitable, regardless of acreage and/or market prices. Our Cotton Grower editors recently outlined five topics to help growers protect their