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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

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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

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

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Seven Tips for Successful Cotton Planting

April 19, 2017

According to NC State Cotton Specialist Guy Collins, growers need to keep seven tips in mind at planting to help ensure a successful cotton stand.

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More Cotton, Less Grain Likely in Texas in 2017

February 24, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase this season, as producers seek an alternative to grains.

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Optimize Irrigation and Fertility in High Plains Cotton

February 21, 2017

With many producers in the northern High Plains considering cotton this year, optimizing irrigation and fertility will be important to their bottom line.

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Field Prep Underway for South TX Planting

February 2, 2017

With spring planting a few weeks away, growers in south Texas are making good progress on field preparation.

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Cover Crop Costs Recovered on Rolling Plains Cotton

December 28, 2016

Irrigated cotton producers on the Texas Rolling Plains could potentially be reaping more dollars per acre if they include a cover crop on their continuous cotton.

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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.

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Managing Cotton after Uneven Emergence

June 13, 2016

Mississippi State University specialists offer guidelines for managing cotton fields with uneven plant maturity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.