Planting Stories


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

Cotton Production

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

Cotton Production

‘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 Production

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

Open Week of Weather Propels Cotton Planting

May 20, 2013

Growers took advantage of warmer, drier weather in the past week, boosting the percentage of planted cotton acres to 39

Cotton Planters Are Finally Rolling, Reports USDA

May 13, 2013

Twenty-three percent of the 2013 cotton crop is now in the ground, according to the USDA Crop Planting Progress Report

Cotton Plantings Far Below Average in Most States, Says USDA

May 6, 2013

Cotton planting was simply marking time in most states during the week ending May 5, reported USDA, as unseasonably cool

April 29: Southeast Cotton Plantings Increase, Reports USDA

April 30, 2013

Southeastern states have made double-digit progress in cotton planting during the week ending April 28, according to the weekly USDA

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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.