September 20, 2011
Bayer CropScience has announced the new LibertyLink LinkUp Offer, an important addition to Innovation Plus programs. Farmers who plant a minimum 250 acres of LibertyLink soybeans and/or cotton will be eligible for a $2 per acre* incentive. Andy Hurst, product
September 20, 2011
The Mississippi Delta region suffered through one of the worst floods in recent history this past spring, with up to seven million acres of fertile farmland under water in this highly productive part of the country. In continued efforts by
September 6, 2011
At a recent Respect the Rotation field day in Portageville, MO, sponsored by Bayer CropScience, 200 attendees heard how continual use of a single mode of action intensifies selection pressure and contributes to the development of weed resistance. As the
July 18, 2011
As June began, cotton planting was most active in Tennessee, where warm temperatures and sunny skies provided nearly a week of days suitable for fieldwork. By June 5, producers had planted 87 percent of the nation’s crop, 3 percentage points
July 5, 2011
USDA has designated 213 counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas after one of the worst droughts in more than a century. The state sustained excessive heat, high winds and wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres. “Many
June 29, 2011
In terms of sheer size, Texas is one of the largest of the 50 U.S. states. But the area isn’t the only thing that’s supersized; it’s a common saying that “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Unfortunately, “everything” includes natural disasters
June 22, 2011
18th CSITC ROUND TRIAL COMPLETED The 18th Round Trial under the auspices of the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC RT 2011-2) was conducted from April to June 2011. Seventy-eight testing facilities from all continents
June 16, 2011
What a difference 12 months can make. After enjoying a near-perfect season for cotton last year, there is a tremendous amount of anxiety among growers in the United States due to ongoing adverse weather: In West Texas, farmers can’t see
June 15, 2011
About 5% of all cotton produced in the United States consists of extra-long staple (ELS) pima, famous worldwide for its sheen, strength and exceptional softness. Stocks were drawn down to about 4,000 tonnes in 2010 and are expected to drop
June 15, 2011
Untold volumes have been written about changes in sourcing strategies for textiles and apparel over the last century. As transportation infrastructure improved, as technology advanced, and as societies progressed from agrarian to industrial, sourcing managers chased the cheap needle all
May 31, 2011
Ongoing drought conditions in 2011 have been wrecking the best-laid plans of both irrigated and dryland cotton producers in the Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico production regions. Because of the extreme situation many growers find themselves in this year, a
May 24, 2011
Syngenta and No-Till Farmer are seeking nominations to honor outstanding leaders of the conservation-tillage industry. In its 16th year, the No-Till Innovator Awards are open to individuals and groups in the United States and Canada who practice, promote and/or demonstrate
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.