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Texas Expected to Harvest 4.9 Million Bales

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

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Wet Weather Slows U.S. Cotton Harvest

November 5, 2009

Weeks of rainfall across the Delta region have slowed the U.S. cotton harvest to its most sluggish pace in the past 25 years. According to the USDA, just 28 percent of the nation’s cotton was harvested by November 1. The

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Rain, Boll Rot Dampen U.S. Harvest

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

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Migrant Workers Return to Xinjiang for Cotton Harvest

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

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CAI: Indian Crop Projections Dropping

June 11, 2009

Globecot News Network In its latest forecast of the size of the domestic harvest, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) reduced its projection for the third straight month in response to slower cotton arrivals, suggesting the market may see a

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Grower Harvests One Ton Despite Early Weather Woes

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

Through Harvest, Be Vigilant For Late-Season Pests

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

New On-board, Module-building Cotton Pickers Are A Matter Of Necessity

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,”

New Picker Economic Data Coming

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

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Storms Shred Thousands of Cotton Acres in Arkansas

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

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Updated Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Available Online

September 16, 2014

With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.

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Terminate Cotton Irrigation at First Cracked Boll

August 26, 2014

Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State Extension cotton specialist, says that when growers see the first cracked boll in their cotton fields, it’s time to terminate their irrigation program.

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Cotton Harvest Looking Good in Lower Rio Grande Valley

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.

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First Certified Cotton Bale of 2014 Delivered to Gin

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.

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Long-Awaited On-Board Module Building Strippers Come to the High Plains

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.

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USDA Announces 2014 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

April 15, 2014

USDA's Farm Service Agency has announced the 2014-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple (ELS) cotton.

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Bayer CropScience Honors 328 Growers at FiberMax One Ton Club

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.

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John Deere Introduces New Module-Building CS690 Cotton Stripper

April 7, 2014

Innovative design speeds harvest, reduces labor and downtime, protects yields and increases operator comfort.

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Bayer Seeks Entries for FiberMax One Ton Club for the 2013 Season

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

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Protect Your Profits: Revolutionary Harvesters Could Save You Money

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