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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

Agrilife Extension Disaster Recovery Guide Available in e-Book Format

December 27, 2011

By Paul Schattenberg paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu The Texas AgriLife Extension Service disaster recovery guide on how individuals, families and businesses can recover

Jimmy Sanders Expands Retail Operations Into Kentucky

December 15, 2011

Jimmy Sanders, Inc., the Mid-South’s largest locally and family-owned agricultural input supply company has expanded its retail operations in Kentucky,

Wet December Causing Headaches for Arkansas Producers

December 13, 2011

From the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture   December has brought the kind of weather that can keep an

Crop Insurance is Extremely Important Risk Management Tool

October 18, 2011

Texas cotton producer Jimmy Dodson told a Farm Foundation forum in mid-October audience that risk management tools, particularly crop insurance,

Rains Ruin Two Million Bales in Pakistan

September 21, 2011

Once again, it appears as though Pakistan’s cotton crops will be damaged by excessive rains. The good news is that,

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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.