Planting Stories


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


If I Have Heard It Once, I’ve Heard It a Hundred Times

March 3, 2009

Considering that I’m an editor at a cotton publication, I sure hear a whole lot about corn. Since late last


37 Years Of Honoring Achievement

March 3, 2009

One of the most gratifying and enjoyable parts of serving the U.S. cotton industry is interviewing and highlighting some of


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

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

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

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

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.

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,

Latest News

Conservation Grant to Fund GA Cover Crop Research

February 16, 2018

A USDA-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and their effects on water quality and availability for row crop production.


Winter Wheat Feasible Cover Crop for Rolling Plains Cotton

November 27, 2017

A study led by Texas A&M AgriLife proved winter wheat can be a feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton production.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.