[ Cotton Grower ] Cotton Grower – July 2013

Cotton Grower Magazine July 2013 Cover
On The Cover

Southwest Producers Strike Back Against Resistant Pigweed

Although it’s difficult to pin down the exact time frame that glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth was discovered in West Texas, experts say there’s no denying that 2012 was the year in which the troublesome weed pest arrived in a major way. Some weed scientists in the region claim to have had strong suspicions that certain

Growers Struggle with Resale of Traditional Cotton Pickers

As far as roadside scenery goes, old farm equipment isn’t the most pleasant sight. . But in recent years, traditional four- and six-row cotton pickers featuring “For Sale” signs have begun to spring up along roadsides throughout the Cotton Belt. Cotton producers – having either switched out of cotton altogether or purchased new equipment – are looking

The Evolution of the U.S. Ginning Industry

If Eli Whitney could walk into a modern cotton gin, he might have a hard time recognizing his contribution to the industry. But he would probably also be fascinated with its evolution, speed and efficiency. Much like the production side of cotton, ginners throughout the U.S. have experienced their own ups and downs over the

In This Issue

Southwest Producers Strike Back Against Resistant Pigweed

Although it’s difficult to pin down the exact time frame that glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth was discovered in West Texas, experts say there’s no denying that 2012 was the year in which the troublesome weed pest arrived in a major way. Some weed scientists in the region claim to have had strong suspicions that certain

Growers Struggle with Resale of Traditional Cotton Pickers

As far as roadside scenery goes, old farm equipment isn’t the most pleasant sight. . But in recent years, traditional four- and six-row cotton pickers featuring “For Sale” signs have begun to spring up along roadsides throughout the Cotton Belt. Cotton producers – having either switched out of cotton altogether or purchased new equipment – are looking

The Evolution of the U.S. Ginning Industry

If Eli Whitney could walk into a modern cotton gin, he might have a hard time recognizing his contribution to the industry. But he would probably also be fascinated with its evolution, speed and efficiency. Much like the production side of cotton, ginners throughout the U.S. have experienced their own ups and downs over the

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