May 9, 2011
By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The selloff in cotton was large last week as the Chinese holiday took its toll in the marketplace. December dipped below its important support level at 125.00
March 15, 2011
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sunrises and sunsets etched across the vast West Texas sky. The warm, accepting community. Those are what he will miss the most, said Roger Haldenby, as he reflected on the two decades he spent supporting cotton growers in
March 4, 2011
Five years ago, the Roye family farming operation began to counter a limited irrigation water supply by implementing a cotton/wheat rotation. The Royes found that they can make more pounds off fewer acres by concentrating their available water on cotton,
January 19, 2011
With some flood-affected cotton growers in Queensland now facing the grim prospect of no income for the second year in a row, Cotton Australia has released a 30 point action plan detailing the industry’s response to the flood crisis. Cotton
January 19, 2011
Very few industries have managed to avoid setbacks during the nasty global recession, but organic cotton production is one of them, according to The Textile Exchange (TE) Farm and Fiber Report 2010. In the most recent season (Aug. 2009 through
January 13, 2011
A fire in a cotton warehouse in Lubbock, Texas destroyed 10,000 to 15,000 bales of mote cotton valued at more than $4.5 million, according to an article published on LubbockOnline.com. Mote cotton is a cotton gin byproduct used in non-woven
January 13, 2011
Since Australia’s early days of cotton cultivation, not yet half a century past, there has been enormous change as growers learned new methods, implemented new technologies and integrated research developments. Australian cotton researchers have long been at the very forefront
December 21, 2010
The Cotton Association of India (CAI) which has 446 members spanning the entire cotton value chain on December 18th released its new estimate for the 2010/11 cotton season. This report as of 30th November estimates the cotton crop to be
December 16, 2010
Cotton growers in central Queensland have put their case for flood assistance directly to the state and federal governments, according to a Dec. 15 report from ABC News in Australia. About 30 growers gathered at a property devastated by floods just
December 7, 2010
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers they have until close of business on Thursday, Dec. 9, to apply for assistance for 2009 losses under the Crop Assistance Program (CAP). Up to $550 million in disaster assistance will be
November 4, 2010
According to the old adage, “It’s better to be lucky than good.” As cotton growers in Australia are beginning to realize, however, it’s even better to be both. That fact is becoming more apparent as this year’s harvest–expected to reach
June 9, 2014
According to the June 8 USDA cotton crop reports, 89 percent of this year's crop has now been planted, and the early crop is off to a solid start.
June 2, 2014
The June 1 USDA Crop Progress report shows that Southwestern states made substantial progress in cotton planting over the past week, thanks to much-needed moisture.
May 27, 2014
USDA reports that 62 percent of the U.S. cotton crop has now been planted, with eight states ahead of their five-year planting average.
May 19, 2014
Based on the May 18 USDA Crop Progress report, overall cotton planting stayed on track with the five-year average for this date, with 46 percent of the U.S. now in the ground. But growers in the Southeast made the most of the past week, registering impressive gains in cotton seeding.
May 12, 2014
According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 30 percent of the U.S. cotton crop is now in the ground. That’s a 15 percent jump in planting in the past week, and only four percentage points below the five-year average for this date.
May 5, 2014
According to the May 5 USDA Crop Progress Report, planting of the 2014 cotton crop continues to track last year’s start, witih 16 percent of this year’s crop now planted
April 30, 2014
A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension cotton information from 17 states have been added to the Focus on Cotton webpage.
April 29, 2014
Based on the April 28 USDA Crop Progress Report, 13 percent of the nation’s cotton crop has been planted – exactly the same percentage in the ground one year ago.