Planting Stories


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

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

Cotton Focus: Seed Planting And Technology

December 6, 2007

When cotton seed cost $350 per ton, the rule was to plant heavy and thin the stand later on if

Latest News

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.


Managing Cotton after Uneven Emergence

June 13, 2016

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Preplant Burndown Time in NC

March 8, 2016

Mid-March through early April is the ideal time for preplant burndown applications in North Carolina cotton fields.


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.


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?


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.