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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

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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

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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

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Born in Cotton

February 13, 2012

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

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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,

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

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

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,

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

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

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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.

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Preplant Burndown Time in NC

March 8, 2016

Mid-March through early April is the ideal time for preplant burndown applications in North Carolina cotton fields.

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Reference Guides Online for Proper Variety Placement

March 2, 2016

Charts to help provide guidance to growers on properly placing and managing cotton varieties are now available online from Mississippi State University.

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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.