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Recent Rains are a Mixed Bag for Plains Cotton Growers

June 9, 2009

By Shawn Wade Plains Cotton Growers Association Judging the 2009 High Plains cotton crop to be significantly better today than

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All-Tex

June 1, 2009

In 2009, All-Tex will focus mainly on three varieties. Two are Roundup Ready Flex only and one is a Bollgard

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Manna From Heaven

May 27, 2009

Drip. Drip. Drip. If that’s the sound of a leaky faucet, it can be torture. If it’s from an SDI

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Planting Season Rapidly Approaches High and Rolling Plains

April 28, 2009

Soil temperatures are rapidly approaching the 60-degree mark in many areas and that means West Texas farmers are busy preparing

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Lower Rio Grande Valley Growers May Plant the Smallest Crop in History

March 30, 2009

With a March 31 planting deadline looming, a severe drought and faltering economics may push Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton

Keeping Cotton in the Family

March 19, 2009

As many farm families already know, these aren’t the easiest of times to add a second generation to an operation.

It Was No Accident

March 19, 2009

In 2000, cotton yields in Texas averaged 430 pounds per acre, according to USDA, and quality was nothing to get

With an Eye on China, U.S. Will Plant More Soybeans

March 17, 2009

U.S. soybean markets have been supported by robust trade with China. Current commitments to China are 75 million bushels higher

Relative Prices Driving Acreage Decisions

March 12, 2009

Each year, the National Cotton Council surveys producers as to their acreage intentions for the coming year. The survey, mailed

Every Year is a New Year

March 12, 2009

David Carter has been growing cotton exclusively for 20 years, but quickly qualifies that by saying, “This is my 20th

Family Farming Operations Coming Under Fire

March 10, 2009

By Roger Haldenby Plains Cotton Growers Many farmers are finding themselves faced with a very real and substantial quandary as

2OO6 Cotton Achievement Award Winner Larry McClendon

March 4, 2009

Garth Brooks wrote a song about them. “Sometimes God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers,” the lyrics went. Larry McClendon had

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Conservation Tillage Can Pay Off in Georgia

October 24, 2017

Conservation tillage saves time and money and improves the soil, but only a small percentage of Georgia farmers currently use the system.

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Timely Rains Boost Panhandle Cotton

August 11, 2017

Timely and widespread rains in the Texas Panhandle arrived in time to help put fields on track for a good season.

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TX Cotton Growers Watching Moisture Levels Closely

May 25, 2017

There is some concern that soil moisture in 2017 could be problematic, especially for Texas dryland cotton producers.

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Seven Tips for Successful Cotton Planting

April 19, 2017

According to NC State Cotton Specialist Guy Collins, growers need to keep seven tips in mind at planting to help ensure a successful cotton stand.

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More Cotton, Less Grain Likely in Texas in 2017

February 24, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase this season, as producers seek an alternative to grains.

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Optimize Irrigation and Fertility in High Plains Cotton

February 21, 2017

With many producers in the northern High Plains considering cotton this year, optimizing irrigation and fertility will be important to their bottom line.

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Field Prep Underway for South TX Planting

February 2, 2017

With spring planting a few weeks away, growers in south Texas are making good progress on field preparation.

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Cover Crop Costs Recovered on Rolling Plains Cotton

December 28, 2016

Irrigated cotton producers on the Texas Rolling Plains could potentially be reaping more dollars per acre if they include a cover crop on their continuous cotton.

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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.

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Managing Cotton after Uneven Emergence

June 13, 2016

Mississippi State University specialists offer guidelines for managing cotton fields with uneven plant maturity.

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Guidelines for Replanting Decisions

May 24, 2016

There are no definitive guidelines for making replant decisions. But a list of factors to consider may help make those decisions a bit easier.