Harvest Stories

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Battered United States Facing Losses from Hurricane Irene

August 25, 2011

Given the absolute disaster that the U.S. cotton crop has become due to severe drought in Texas and flooding in

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Videos Offer Insight to Picker Care and Maintenance

August 18, 2011

Cotton Incorporated has posted four recently completed videos related to cotton harvesting and maintenance of picker harvesters in the Cotton

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Texas Loses 3 Million Bales; Supply Sufficient to Meet the World’s Demand

August 18, 2011

Steve Verett considers himself to be a person who sees the glass as half-full, but the dire drought situation in Texas

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Cotton Rises as U.S. Cuts Harvest Estimate

April 12, 2011

Bloomberg Cotton rose Monday, heading for the biggest weekly advance in more than a month, after the U.S. Department of

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KBH Introduces “Cotton Spear” Round Module Handler

March 29, 2011

The KBH Corporation is manufacturing, marketing and selling the Cotton Spear, a round module handler developed by Senath, Missouri cotton

Cotton Inc. Makes Harvest Equipment Decisions Easier

February 9, 2011

A new cotton harvest equipment investment decision aid is now available on Cotton Incorporated’s Web site. It is designed to

BCI Reveals 2010 Harvest Results and 2011 Plans

February 2, 2011

The highlight of 2010 was definitely the first-ever harvest of Better Cotton. We are very proud that Better Cotton has

Inclement Weather Strikes Again: Flooding in Australia

December 30, 2010

Weather took a heavy toll on the cotton industry in 2010, with massive flooding in Pakistan, a drought in China

Kenyan Growers Reap Excellent Harvest in 2010

December 30, 2010

With global cotton prices at stratospheric levels, improvement in domestic production is welcome news to any country that has to

India’s Cotton Harvest Could Be Delayed by Unusually Heavy Monsoon

September 15, 2010

Unusually heavy monsoon rains could delay this year’s cotton harvest in India, potentially driving prices even higher worldwide. The country

Website Answers Harvest Questions

September 7, 2010

Cotton Incorporated recently went live with an information-rich website on cotton harvest systems. The site has information on spindle-type harvesting

India to End Cotton Export Curbs on Record Harvest

July 6, 2010

India, the world’s second-largest cotton grower and exporter, will end curbs on overseas sales in the new crop year amid

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2016 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Online

September 9, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is complete and now available online.

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Managing Proper Defoliation Timing

September 1, 2016

Proper defoliation planning helps protect yields. But it’s just as important when it comes to maximizing fiber quality.

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Is Cotton Turning Too Soon?

August 31, 2016

Mid-South cotton normally “turns,” or reaches senescence, during the early weeks of the football season. This year, there are reasons why that change is already appearing before the first kickoff.

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Harvesting Bottom Line Advantages

August 11, 2016

Options such as co-ownership and sharing of farm equipment are helping provide financial advantages to growers across the country.

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Proper Timing of Harvest Aids Focus of New Webcast

July 25, 2016

A new webcast explaining proper timing and use of harvest aids has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Prolonged Rainfall in Carolinas Causes Seed Sprouting

October 5, 2015

The rainy spell that has soaked North Carolina for more than a week is creating problems for the state’s cotton growers.

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Keep Soil Compaction in Mind at Harvest

September 28, 2015

Since new module-building cotton pickers are adding more weight to fields during harvest, growers should keep in mind the factors that can contribute to soil compaction.

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2015 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Available Online

September 15, 2015

The 2015 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is now available online.

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Key Considerations for Cotton Defoliation

August 27, 2015

With the 2015 cotton crop quickly winding down, it’s time for growers to be making their defoliation plans.

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Preserving Fiber Quality Should Drive Defoliation Decisions

August 25, 2015

When making defoliation plans, there is more economic incentive for growers to maintain fiber quality when cotton prices are low versus when cotton prices are higher.

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When’s the Best Time to Terminate Cotton Irrigation?

August 18, 2015

As cotton moves closer to maturity, growers need to consider certain factors carefully when deciding to turn the water off for this year’s crop.