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.
April 24, 2014
As growers in the Southern Cotton Belt begin shifting their planting focus to cotton, they should consider five optimum pre- and early season opportunities to manage for top yields.
April 10, 2014
Control options for thrips still work, but potential issues bear watching.
March 31, 2014
Cheminova, Inc. is launching Statement herbicide for control of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds in both cotton and soybeans.
March 28, 2014
A new line of broadcast spray-hoods will offer growers greater drift control while also improving the spray coverage and efficacy of the chemicals being applied.
May 25, 2017
There is some concern that soil moisture in 2017 could be problematic, especially for Texas dryland cotton producers.
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.
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.