Planting Stories


USDA: Plantings Came On Time, But Damaged

July 18, 2011

As June began, cotton planting was most active in Tennessee, where warm temperatures and sunny skies provided nearly a week


USDA Designates 213 Texas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

July 5, 2011

USDA  has designated 213 counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas after one of the worst droughts in more


Much of Texas Declared a Natural Disaster Area

June 29, 2011

In terms of sheer size, Texas is one of the largest of the 50 U.S. states. But the area isn’t


The Results Are In: 18th CSITC Round Trial Completed

June 22, 2011

18th CSITC ROUND TRIAL COMPLETED The 18th Round Trial under the auspices of the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of


Floods and Drought Cause Headaches in the United States

June 16, 2011

What a difference 12 months can make. After enjoying a near-perfect season for cotton last year, there is a tremendous

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

June 15, 2011

Untold volumes have been written about changes in sourcing strategies for textiles and apparel over the last century. As transportation

Pima Cotton

June 15, 2011

About 5% of all cotton produced in the United States consists of extra-long staple (ELS) pima, famous worldwide for its

PCG Requests Clarification on Dryland Insurance Questions

May 31, 2011

Ongoing drought conditions in 2011 have been wrecking the best-laid plans of both irrigated and dryland cotton producers in the

Syngenta and No-Till Farming Seek Nominations for No-Till Innovator Awards

May 24, 2011

Syngenta and No-Till Farmer are seeking nominations to honor outstanding leaders of the conservation-tillage industry. In its 16th year, the

Bullish Weather Pattern to Continue

May 9, 2011

By Dr. O. A. Cleveland Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University For Bayer CropScience The selloff in cotton was large last

Georgia Growers Are Anxious to Plant

April 26, 2011

April can sometimes be a month-long exercise in restraint for Doerun, GA, cotton grower Stacy Thaggard. Like many farmers around

On-Farm Testing

April 11, 2011

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Latest News


2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide Available Online

December 16, 2014

The 2015 Tennessee Cotton Variety Guide is now available online.


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.


AgriLife Extension’s On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Data Available

November 26, 2014

The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation trial results for the South, East and Central Regions of Texas are now available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Cotton Production

USDA Says Cotton Planting Nearly Complete, Early Crop in Good Shape

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.

Cotton Production

Setting New Yield Limits

June 4, 2014

A harvesting trip to Texas changed the way Tommy Butner thought about yields on his own Tennessee farm.

Cotton Production

Planting Pace Picks Up in the Southwest, First Squares Reported

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.

Cotton Production

Cotton Planting in Many States Now Ahead of Five-Year Average

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.

Cotton Production

Southeast Shows Biggest Weekly Gains in Cotton Planting, Reports USDA

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.

Cotton Production

Planting Surge Puts 2014 Cotton Acres Near Five-Year Average

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.

Cotton Production

USDA Reports Pockets of Progress in 2014 Cotton Planting

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

Cotton Production

New Webcast, Search Tool Added to Focus on Cotton Website

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.