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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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

Born in Cotton

February 13, 2012

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

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

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,

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.