Cotton Production Stories


Reference Guides Online for Proper Variety Placement

March 2, 2016

Charts to help provide guidance to growers on properly placing and managing cotton varieties are now available online from Mississippi State University.

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Considering Soil Health

February 22, 2016

Soil health improvement is needed for long-term goal-oriented management tailored to the soils in each field.

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Georgia Cotton Enterprise Budgets Available Online

February 16, 2016

The University of Georgia’s Cotton Enterprise Budgets for 2016 are now available online.

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NCC Survey Predicts 9.1 Million U.S. Cotton Acres in 2016

February 7, 2016

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, according to the National Cotton Council’s 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.


Clemson: Focus on Insect Management, Proper Variety Selection

February 4, 2016

Clemson Extension specialists point to insect management and proper variety selection as keys to help SC cotton producers grow more profitable crops in 2016.

SC Cotton Growers Look to Rebound from 2015 Flood

January 28, 2016

After South Carolina’s cotton crop was essentially flooded out in 2015, what’s in store for the state’s growers this year?

Arkansas Extension Issues New Risk Management Resources

January 22, 2016

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has developed a series of risk management resources to help growers manage their farming decisions in a time of increased uncertainty for agriculture.

Agenda Set for Tennessee Cotton Focus Meeting

January 21, 2016

Specialists from three states and the National Cotton Council are on the agenda for the 2016 Tennessee Cotton Focus meeting on February 18.

Market Prices Impacting Early 2016 Crop Decisions

January 19, 2016

As farmers in the Rio Grande Valley try to finalize cropping decisions before planting begins in the coming weeks, many are still struggling with what to plant. For some, that will likely be cotton.

NC State Issues 2016 Cotton Planning Info

January 5, 2016

Two documents are now available online from NC State Extension to help with planning and preparation for the state’s 2016 cotton crop.

Survey Points to Moderate Acreage Gains for Cotton in 2016

January 4, 2016

The 2016 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey reveals that floundering competitive prices and high yields could mean brighter days ahead for U.S. cotton.

Tennessee Releases 2016 Cotton Variety Guide, Weed and Insect Manuals

December 21, 2015

Three new University of Tennessee Extension publications are now available online with information on cotton variety performance, and weed and insect control recommendations for 2016.

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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.


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.


Increasing Planter Capacity: Go Faster or Wider?

October 11, 2016

New technologies are giving growers more options to speed up planting. The best solution is the one better suited for your field shape and size.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Lessons from the 2011 Drought

July 7, 2016

Years of drought in the Southwest have changed the way cotton producers think about water management.

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More Impact on Cotton Yields from Rotation, Cover Crops

July 6, 2016

After eight years of research on cotton crop tillage, Dr. Paul DeLaune is convinced that yields are impacted more by the cover crop and/or rotation.