Planting Stories

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Farming ‘Til The Whistle Blows

February 25, 2009

Being an Ole Miss football fan isn’t easy, especially not the past two years. The biggest problem I can see

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Blame It On The Rain

February 25, 2009

Farmers often hear the question, “How’s your cotton looking – are you going to have a good crop this year?”

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Early Plant Growth, Late Season Gains

February 24, 2009

Growers assess most crop inputs the same way – they want to know how it will affect their bottom line.

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So You Want to Conduct Your Business as Usual? Think Again

February 23, 2009

Say you are a farmer and you grow cotton. What’s most important to you? Sure, you want to make money,

Answering Opportunity’s Knock

February 23, 2009

Dusty Hoskyn was looking for a way to diversify his rice and soybean operation this past spring. When an adjacent

New Season Begins In Nashville

February 23, 2009

As we usher in a new cotton-growing season, my first trip for 2008 will be attending the National Cotton Council’s

Make Time For A Tune Up

February 19, 2009

Soil Types Impact Water-Storage Ability Soil texture, whether it’s clay loam, sandy loam or sandy, will impact its ability to

Woody Anderson

February 19, 2009

In the 1890s, the boll weevil crossed the Rio Grande River at Brownsville, TX. Within 10 years, it had infested

Honoring Woody Anderson

February 11, 2009

We’re proud to once again honor exceptional work and service to the cotton industry through our annual Cotton Grower Achievement

Limit Up, Limit Down

February 9, 2009

Can I call you back? The market is limit up and things are crazy around here.” I heard that from

A Solid No. 2

February 5, 2009

Georgia and Mississippi traditionally rank second and third in cotton acreage behind Texas. In 2000, Georgia claimed the No. 2

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Cotton Production

Cotton Grower Acreage Survey: Growers Dialing Back Acres in 2015

January 5, 2015

The 2015 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey suggests cotton farmers could reduce cotton plantings by more than 10 percent this year.

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2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide Available Online

December 16, 2014

The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.

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2014 Mississippi Small Plot Trial Data Now Available

December 15, 2014

Data from the 2014 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial is now available through Mississippi State University.

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AgriLife Extension’s On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data Available

November 26, 2014

The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation trial results for the South, East and Central Regions of Texas are now available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Cotton Production

USDA Says Cotton Planting Nearly Complete, Early Crop in Good Shape

June 9, 2014

According to the June 8 USDA cotton crop reports, 89 percent of this year's crop has now been planted, and the early crop is off to a solid start.

Cotton Production

Setting New Yield Limits

June 4, 2014

A harvesting trip to Texas changed the way Tommy Butner thought about yields on his own Tennessee farm.

Cotton Production

Planting Pace Picks Up in the Southwest, First Squares Reported

June 2, 2014

The June 1 USDA Crop Progress report shows that Southwestern states made substantial progress in cotton planting over the past week, thanks to much-needed moisture.

Cotton Production

Cotton Planting in Many States Now Ahead of Five-Year Average

May 27, 2014

USDA reports that 62 percent of the U.S. cotton crop has now been planted, with eight states ahead of their five-year planting average.

Cotton Production

Southeast Shows Biggest Weekly Gains in Cotton Planting, Reports USDA

May 19, 2014

Based on the May 18 USDA Crop Progress report, overall cotton planting stayed on track with the five-year average for this date, with 46 percent of the U.S. now in the ground. But growers in the Southeast made the most of the past week, registering impressive gains in cotton seeding.

Cotton Production

Planting Surge Puts 2014 Cotton Acres Near Five-Year Average

May 12, 2014

According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 30 percent of the U.S. cotton crop is now in the ground. That’s a 15 percent jump in planting in the past week, and only four percentage points below the five-year average for this date.

Cotton Production

USDA Reports Pockets of Progress in 2014 Cotton Planting

May 5, 2014

According to the May 5 USDA Crop Progress Report, planting of the 2014 cotton crop continues to track last year’s start, witih 16 percent of this year’s crop now planted