Planting Stories

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Expecting the Unexpected

March 2, 2009

When I decided to grow a half acre of cotton, the purpose was to learn more about the production process

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Growers Can Capitalize On Seasonal Trends

March 2, 2009

When developing and executing a marketing strategy for your cotton, what you do is often the primary concern. But when

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It’s Not Cotton Until You Earn It

February 26, 2009

“Don’t go down to the field expecting to plant right away. It never works out like that.” That’s just one

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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

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?”

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.

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

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

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

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Soil Testing Still the Cornerstone for Fertilization Programs

March 30, 2015

In times of lower commodity prices and stable-to-higher input costs, the right fertilization program should still begin with soil testing.

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Choose the Right Mix for Spring Burndown

March 19, 2015

Judging by the phone calls he’s receiving, Tom Barber, University of Arkansas Extension weed scientist, says that burndown applications are at the top of growers’ priority lists.

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Georgia Cotton Enterprise Budgets for 2015 Available Online

March 13, 2015

The University of Georgia has posted its 2015 Cotton Enterprise Budgets online to provide guides to cotton growers for planning and decision making.

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.

Planting

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.