Planting Stories

Planting

West Texas Cotton Grower Shows Unconventional Wisdom

March 1, 2012

Anyone with Ophidiophobia – the unnatural fear of snakes – might want to scroll down a bit. “We were harvesting

Planting

Access to Water – and Aid – Are Top Priorities

February 23, 2012

The challenges faced by the Australian cotton industry are often as big as the Land Down Under itself. The volatile

Planting

Irrigation Efficiency, Water Conservation

February 13, 2012

Irrigation can be expensive, taking into account the initial capital investment, installation costs, annual costs for energy used for pumping,

Planting

Flying Into Cotton

February 13, 2012

Mark Kimmel flew into cotton farming. Literally. “I soloed when I was 15, and got my pilot’s license when I

Planting

Irrigation Best Management Practices

February 13, 2012

Advanced irrigation technologies, such as low pressure center pivots and subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems are good tools, with potential

Seed Crunch

February 13, 2012

Growers in the Southwest had their fill of dry conditions in 2011. A drought that began in winter ran into

2011 Cottonseed Prices Double 2010’s

February 13, 2012

With cotton production down, and the need for supplemental feeds high, whole cottonseed prices are nearly double that of what

Born in Cotton

February 13, 2012

Nearly two centuries ago – the year was 1827, to be exact – a patch of ground near Shellman, GA,

Dixie Dusters

February 13, 2012

Mark Kimmel and his father-in-law David Branhan own Dixie Dusters, an aerial application service near Itta Bena, MS. When cotton

Local Service, National Commitment

February 9, 2012

Homer Tate said he was simply looking around for a way to help himself and his farming operation near the

Make Your Water Count

February 9, 2012

As any grower in the Southwest region will tell you, drought is first and foremost on the minds of the

Preplant Strategies: Get Clean, Start Clean, Stay Clean

February 9, 2012

For the fifth year, the Consultant Conference was the kickoff to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, held this year in Orlando,

Latest News

Planting

2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide Available Online

December 16, 2014

The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.

Planting

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.

Planting

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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.

Cotton Production

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

Cotton Production

New Webcast, Search Tool Added to Focus on Cotton Website

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.