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Cotton Production

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

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

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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.