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Cotton Production

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 Production

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 Production

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

Cotton Production

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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April 22: Slow Rise in Planted Cotton Acreage, Reports USDA

April 22, 2013

Cotton growers in California and Arizona continued their fierce planting pace in the past week, with both states jumping at

USDA Reports Eight Percent of Cotton Acres Planted by April 15

April 16, 2013

Based on the April 15 USDA Crop Planting Progress Report, the 2013 U.S. cotton crop is off to a slow

CNCIC: China’s Mills Have 41-Day Supply of Cotton

April 10, 2013

The government in China continues to make headlines as it gobbles up more and more cotton, and will likely end

Valent Introduces Seed-Applied Rizolex Fungicide

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

Researchers Seek the Best Seeding Rate for Yield Potential

February 21, 2013

Growers who have been around long enough don’t need to be reminded just how much the cost of a bag

Cotton Grower Magazine Annual Acreage Survey: The Slide Continues

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

Texas Cotton Crop in Better Shape Than Last Year

August 14, 2012

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture released its August estimate of world cotton supply and demand. In general,

Knowing Where Your Blue Jeans Come From

April 1, 2012

To paraphrase a quote from the television show “Cheers,” Rebecca Howe said, “Ham comes in funny-shaped cans on aisle number

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More Cotton, Less Grain Likely in Texas in 2017

February 24, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase this season, as producers seek an alternative to grains.

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Optimize Irrigation and Fertility in High Plains Cotton

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.

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Field Prep Underway for South TX Planting

February 2, 2017

With spring planting a few weeks away, growers in south Texas are making good progress on field preparation.

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Cover Crop Costs Recovered on Rolling Plains Cotton

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.

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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.

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Managing Cotton after Uneven Emergence

June 13, 2016

Mississippi State University specialists offer guidelines for managing cotton fields with uneven plant maturity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.