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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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High Plains Cotton Harvest in High Gear

November 17, 2017

Following a bout of high humidity, growers in the High Plains of Texas are now gearing up cotton harvest.

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Cool Weather Problems for Texas Panhandle Cotton

October 17, 2017

Poor weather conditions in the Rolling and High Plains of Texas could mean subpar cotton yields for many producers.

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Updated Mid-South Defoliation Guide Now Online

September 11, 2017

The 2017 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide from the MidSouth Cotton Specialists’ Working Group is now available online.

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Never Too Early to Review Picking Capacities

March 9, 2017

Before planters head to the field this season, Dr. Tyson Raper contends it’s not too early to review picker capacity in the likelihood of increased acres.

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Cotton Looks Promising in Texas’ Rolling and High Plains

October 19, 2016

Good late-summer rains improved conditions for cotton in the Rolling and High Plains regions of Texas and likely mean an above-average crop for 2016.

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Possible Storm Impact on North Carolina Cotton

October 11, 2016

NC State specialists offer guidelines for making harvest decisions on cotton acres impacted by tropical storm Matthew.

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NCC Urges Cotton Quality Maintenance Following Rain Events

October 7, 2016

Growers and ginners are urged to follow proper guidelines to preserve cotton crop quality following Hurricane Matthew and other rain events at harvest.

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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.