Harvest Stories

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World Looks to Australian Harvest for Cotton Supply

June 3, 2010

Bloomberg Wendy Pugh Cotton exports from Australia, the fifth-largest shipper, accelerated after harvest delays and as a price rally failed

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Picking on Valentine’s Day

March 19, 2010

Historically on Valentine’s day, growers across the Mid-South and Southeast would be thinking about planting corn. But Terry Phillips of

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Pakistan Cotton Harvest Remains Strong

January 21, 2010

Commodity Online Pakistan’s cotton harvest crossed 12 million bales so far this season after sustained arrival of phutti (seed cotton)

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U.S. Cotton Crop Nears End of Harvest

December 3, 2009

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), 83 percent of the U.S. cotton crop was harvested as of November

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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

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

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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.