Harvest Stories


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


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


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


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)


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

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

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

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

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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.


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.


2015 Mid-South Defoliation Guide Available Online

September 15, 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


First Bale for 2015 Delivered to Texas Gin

August 7, 2015

The first certified bale of U.S. cotton for 2015 was delivered to the Harlingen Gin Company by the Ortega brothers of Mercedes, TX.


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

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.