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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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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

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Born in Cotton

February 13, 2012

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

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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

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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,

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

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

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

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,

Rains Ease Texas Droughts, Long Term Forecasts Still Pessimistic

February 7, 2012

Excerpted from the Washington Post By Andrew Freedman Despite rather dire forecasts, this weird winter weather pattern has brought beneficial

Australia Recovers from Floods

January 12, 2012

The Cotton Industry Relief Fund has helped Australia’s cotton growers recover from devastating floods in 2011. Cotton Australia Queensland Policy

Valley Irrigation Announces Tire Pressure Monitoring System

January 4, 2012

Valley Irrigation, the leader in precision irrigation, announced the addition of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to its control

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Don’t Let Early Season Thrips and Weed Management Impact Seedling Vigor

April 17, 2015

Increased challenges in early season thrips and weed management can potentially impact the value of vigorous cotton seedling growth.

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Late Cotton Burndown Strategies

April 15, 2015

With cotton planting set to begin soon, many growers are looking for burndown options for their cotton acres.

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Choose Proper Seeding Rate for Optimum Plant Populations

April 15, 2015

With cotton planting ready to begin, it’s important for growers to keep the difference between seeding rates and plant populations in mind.

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Cotton Variety Test Comparisons Now Available Online

April 8, 2015

Cotton Incorporated and Extension cotton specialists have partnered with SeedMatrix to make cotton variety yield test comparisons easily accessible to producers via computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Enlist Joins the Flag the Technology Program

April 7, 2015

Dow AgroSciences plants its flag to help avoid mis-applications among herbicide technologies.

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Soil Testing Still the Cornerstone for Fertilization Programs

March 30, 2015

In times of lower commodity prices and stable-to-higher input costs, the right fertilization program should still begin with soil testing.

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Choose the Right Mix for Spring Burndown

March 19, 2015

Judging by the phone calls he’s receiving, Tom Barber, University of Arkansas Extension weed scientist, says that burndown applications are at the top of growers’ priority lists.

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Georgia Cotton Enterprise Budgets for 2015 Available Online

March 13, 2015

The University of Georgia has posted its 2015 Cotton Enterprise Budgets online to provide guides to cotton growers for planning and decision making.

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Cotton Grower Acreage Survey: Growers Dialing Back Acres in 2015

January 5, 2015

The 2015 Cotton Grower Acreage Survey suggests cotton farmers could reduce cotton plantings by more than 10 percent this year.

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2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide Available Online

December 16, 2014

The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.

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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.