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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

Planting

Out of the Office, Into the Field

March 2, 2009

Six months ago, I joined the staff of Cotton Grower after working three years in the newspaper business. People say

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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

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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?”

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.

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,

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

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

With irrigation likely the most costly input for over half of West Texas cotton production, having a system properly primed

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

Latest News
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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.

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Improved Soil Moisture for Most Texas Cotton Fields

May 4, 2016

Improved soil moisture in most cotton fields in Texas are pushing growth and maturity in early-planted acres and are setting up the state’s northern acres for good planting conditions.

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USDA Projects 9.56 Million Cotton Acres in 2016

March 31, 2016

USDA’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report projects that U.S. cotton growers will plant 9.56 million acres in 2016 – an 11% increase over last year.

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March Rainfall Could Mean More Cotton Acreage

March 29, 2016

More acres may be shifting back to cotton in 2016. For producers who may be planting cotton for the first time in several years, variety selection can be a formidable challenge.