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Cotton Production

TwinLink Technology Available for 2014 in FiberMax and Stoneville Varieties

January 8, 2014

TwinLink cotton technology from Bayer CropScience has received all necessary U.S. and international approvals and will be commercially available in

Cotton Production

Nematode-Resistant Variety Among Three New Deltapine Class of 14 Products

December 16, 2013

A new cotton variety bred for resistance to root knot nematodes (RKN) will be part of the recently-announced Deltapine Class

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ICAC Ushers in Standardized Vocabulary for Cotton Industry

October 24, 2013

Cotton has been produced for thousands of years, but the commercial industry is about 200 years old, dating from the

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China Develops Verticillium Wilt Resistant Cotton

October 9, 2013

China is taking the lead in the identification, testing, breeding, and application of a new cotton cultivar resistant to verticillium

Newsom and Percival Join Americot’s Southwest Sales Team

October 7, 2013

Jimmy Newsom and Richard Percival have joined Americot, Inc., as cotton sales representatives serving two of the company’s key Texas

Examining the Best Cover Crops for Weed Control

September 9, 2013

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Extension Service are studying up on which cover crops are best suited for early-season

‘Focus On Cotton’ Offers On-Demand Crop Production Webinars

September 5, 2013

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this

Cotton Progress Jumps 13 Percent In Past Week

June 24, 2013

The 2013 cotton crop continues to make solid progress, with squaring across the Cotton Belt picking up 13 percentage points

2013 Crop in the Ground and Catching Up Quickly

June 17, 2013

Based on the June 17 cotton progress report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), cotton planting for the

Cotton Plantings Still Running Near 4-Year Average

June 10, 2013

Eighty-eight percent of the U.S. cotton crop had been planted as of June 9, based on this week’s USDA crop

Cotton Planting Back on Four-Year Target

June 3, 2013

Cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt made substantial progress in planting during the past week. According to the June 2

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Southeast Shows Biggest Weekly Gains in Cotton Planting, Reports USDA

May 19, 2014

Based on the May 18 USDA Crop Progress report, overall cotton planting stayed on track with the five-year average for this date, with 46 percent of the U.S. now in the ground. But growers in the Southeast made the most of the past week, registering impressive gains in cotton seeding.

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Planting Surge Puts 2014 Cotton Acres Near Five-Year Average

May 12, 2014

According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 30 percent of the U.S. cotton crop is now in the ground. That’s a 15 percent jump in planting in the past week, and only four percentage points below the five-year average for this date.

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USDA Reports Pockets of Progress in 2014 Cotton Planting

May 5, 2014

According to the May 5 USDA Crop Progress Report, planting of the 2014 cotton crop continues to track last year’s start, witih 16 percent of this year’s crop now planted