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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

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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

Planting

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,

Planting

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

Planting

Economics Favor Planting Cotton Behind Wheat

April 1, 2012

Market prices in the mid-90 cent range and much-improved premium for seed at the gin once again make cotton a

Bt Cotton Plantings on the Rise in India

March 29, 2012

Despite all of the controversy over the years, the use of genetically modified cotton in India has made impressive jumps

Dairy Producers Urged to Lock in Prices for Cottonseed

March 15, 2012

Lower cotton acreages, a persistent Texas drought and a recent dip in cottonseed prices add up to the following advice

Study Stresses Benefits of Planting Cotton Behind Wheat

March 6, 2012

Market prices in the mid-90 cent range and much-improvedpremium for seed at the gin once again make cotton a profitable

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

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

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

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Planting

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.

Planting

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.

Planting

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.

Planting

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.

Planting

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.

Planting

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?

Planting

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.

Planting

Mississippi Variety Trial Data and Planning Budgets Now Available

December 4, 2015

Mississippi State University Extension’s 2015 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials publication and Cotton 2016 Planning Budgets guide are both now available online.

Planting

NC State: PGR Management Considerations

June 17, 2015

Side-dressing could help spur vigorous cotton growth, especially with timely rain. According to the NC State Extension cotton team, it’s time to start PGR management plans.

Planting

El Nino Weather Good for High Plains Cotton

May 12, 2015

The Texas High Plains are benefitting from the current El Nino weather pattern. And that’s good news for this year’s cotton crop.

Disease Control / Nematodes

New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Seedling Diseases and Soil Fertility

April 29, 2015

Two new webcasts focusing on seedling diseases and soil fertility have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.