June 17, 2013
Based on the June 17 cotton progress report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), cotton planting for the 2013 season has essentially ended, with only final catch-up or replant work still underway in a handful of states. According
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 plantings report, placing progress only four percentage points behind the four-year average. Growers in Kansas and Oklahoma continue to work
June 3, 2013
Cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt made substantial progress in planting during the past week. According to the June 2 USDA Planting Progress Report, 82 percent of the nation’s cotton crop is now in the ground – a 23 percent
May 20, 2013
Growers took advantage of warmer, drier weather in the past week, boosting the percentage of planted cotton acres to 39 percent across the primary Cotton Belt states, based on the May 17 USDA Planted Acres Report. Nationally, planted acreage to
May 13, 2013
Twenty-three percent of the 2013 cotton crop is now in the ground, according to the USDA Crop Planting Progress Report for the week ending May 12. All of the 15 major cotton-producing states now show planting activity, with California (95
May 6, 2013
Cotton planting was simply marking time in most states during the week ending May 5, reported USDA, as unseasonably cool and wet conditions kept planters parked throughout most of the Cotton Belt. The weekly planting progress report shows little inroads
April 30, 2013
Southeastern states have made double-digit progress in cotton planting during the week ending April 28, according to the weekly USDA crop plantings report. Nationwide, 14 percent of all anticipated cotton acres have now been planted. Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and
April 22, 2013
Cotton growers in California and Arizona continued their fierce planting pace in the past week, with both states jumping at least 20 percent in planted acres in the past seven days. Based on the April 21 USDA Crop Planting Progress
April 16, 2013
Based on the April 15 USDA Crop Planting Progress Report, the 2013 U.S. cotton crop is off to a slow start, with only eight percent of cotton acres planted to date. The cooler, wetter weather conditions across most of the
April 10, 2013
The government in China continues to make headlines as it gobbles up more and more cotton, and will likely end the year with about half of the world’s cotton stocks in its reserve. But China’s private sector is also adding
March 28, 2013
Rizolex fungicide, manufactured by Valent U.S.A. Corporation, has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use as a seed protectant on cotton, soybeans, corn, sorghum and sugar beets. When seed-applied as a foundational fungicide, Rizolex provides protection against
February 21, 2013
Growers who have been around long enough don’t need to be reminded just how much the cost of a bag of seed has risen in recent years. As seed companies pack more research and genetic advancements into each seed, the
January 9, 2013
In keeping with projections from cotton economists and industry leaders, cotton producers from across the U.S. say they’ll be drawing back their cotton acres in 2013, according to the annual Cotton Grower acreage survey. The survey results indicate that U.S.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
April 30, 2014
A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension cotton information from 17 states have been added to the Focus on Cotton webpage.
April 29, 2014
Based on the April 28 USDA Crop Progress Report, 13 percent of the nation’s cotton crop has been planted – exactly the same percentage in the ground one year ago.