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Cotton Production

Lessons from the 2011 Drought

July 7, 2016

Years of drought in the Southwest have changed the way cotton producers think about water management.

Seed Varieties

Taking Drought Tolerance from Passion to Reality

January 7, 2016

Cory Mills blends his passion for drought tolerance into Bayer’s West Texas breeding program.

News

El Niño Is Coming. But When?

September 10, 2015

Many Texas growers needing rain now are wondering when they can expect moisture from the promised El Niño to arrive.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Pima Cotton Industry Shrinking in California

August 12, 2015

Drought and other market forces are taking a toll on California’s Pima cotton industry.

Common Thread

Dealing With Drought: Reducing Drought’s Impact

June 5, 2015

Some promising water management studies could help maximize yields and protect cotton acres.

Common Thread

Dealing With Drought: A Tale of Two States

June 3, 2015

Despite recent rainfall in Texas, drought continues to take its toll on U.S. cotton production.

Planting

El Nino Weather Good for High Plains Cotton

May 12, 2015

The Texas High Plains are benefitting from the current El Nino weather pattern. And that’s good news for this year’s cotton crop.

News

Consequences of Texas Drought Continue to Linger

December 23, 2014

Although parts of Texas have received rain, drought will continue to be an issue, with 35 percent of the state still in extreme or exceptional drought status.

News

Twelve Percent of U.S. Population Now Living in Drought Conditions

September 8, 2014

The drought in the Continental United States now affects roughly one-third of the country and 73 million people. Some research studies, however, hint that this may just be the beginning of a much longer dry spell.

News

Texas Growers Thankful for Help from Mother Nature

August 28, 2014

Spring rains may have caught West Texas cotton producers like David Warren off guard this season. But they didn’t mind one bit.

Cotton Production

Water Issues Often Leave Growers Feeling High and Dry

July 1, 2014

As drought conditions in Texas linger, cotton research companies ramp up their efforts for water efficiency.

News

Water Rights Debate Can Be Intense and Contentious

July 1, 2014

If you think the politics surrounding elections are tough, consider the politics of water.

Cotton Production

El Niño Is Coming

June 26, 2014

There’s a 70 percent chance that El Niño could impact U.S. agriculture this year. But how long and how strong will determine how positive its effects could be.

Market Analysis

Cotton Trade Strong, as Weather and China Take Control of New Crop

April 25, 2014

No need to get bearish now. Chinese actions and Mother Nature seem to feel the mid-80s is good for cotton prices. The question is – can Mother Nature tweak it higher?

Cotton Production

New Webcast Focuses on Short-Season Dryland Cotton Production

October 31, 2013

A new presentation focusing on short-season dryland cotton production is now available online for viewing as part of the Focus

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Drought, Monsoon Set a Tight Window for the Cotton Market

July 2, 2013

Cotton prices shifted to reverse this week as international weather factors made their presence known. The Southwest U.S. drought continued

Cotton Production

Drought Provides Proving Ground for Texas Varieties

May 16, 2013

Although it doesn’t grab as many headlines as it did two years ago, for many cotton producers in the Southwest,

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Product News

Improved Bollworm Management Expected in 2018

August 23, 2017

Southeast Texas cotton farmers should have new tools available in 2018 to better manage bollworms and other potentially damaging pests.

Product News

Maximizer Club Honors Top FiberMax Dryland Growers

August 17, 2017

The FiberMax Maximizer Club honored 121 growers who yielded at least 1,000 lb/A on dryland acres with FiberMax varieties in 2016.

Product News

Monsanto, Valent Expand Roundup Ready PLUS Partnership

August 7, 2017

Monsanto and Valent U.S.A. are expanding their crop protection partnership for the 2018 Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform.

Product News

New Broadleaf Burndown Option Coming from Dow AgroSciences

July 31, 2017

A new burndown option for tough broadleaf weeds has shown excellent promise in trials across the Mid-South and Midwest.

Product News

Protect Cotton Potential from Weeds, Worms and Diseases

July 12, 2017

Southeast cotton producers say latest technologies from PhytoGen help protect yield and quality.

Product News

Monsanto “Troubled” by Arkansas Dicamba Decision

June 26, 2017

Monsanto has weighed in on the Arkansas Plant Board’s proposed ban of dicamba use in the state.

Product News

Drexel Adds Two Regional Sales Reps

June 16, 2017

Kyle Herring and David Davis have joined Drexel Chemical Company as regional sales representatives.

Product News

Dow AgroSciences Launching Enlist Corn in 2018

June 16, 2017

Following the launch of Enlist cotton, Dow AgroSciences will make Enlist corn commercially available for 2018 after receiving Chinese import approvals.

Latest News
International

Some New Thoughts for the Cotton Industry

August 23, 2017

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech spent part of his summer in India, observing and discussing the country’s cotton industry and goals. He shares some of his observations in this commentary.

Peanuts

Beating Burrower Bugs

August 22, 2017

A USDA grant is helping identify new, more effective ways to manage burrower bugs in peanuts.

Weed Control

Dicamba’s Defenders

August 22, 2017

Amid a chorus of complaints, many cotton producers express worry over losing an invaluable tool for weed control.

Precision Technology

AMVAC Grants Trimble Global Distribution Rights for SIMPAS

August 22, 2017

AMVAC and Trimble are finalizing an agreement granting Trimble global distribution rights for AMVAC’s patented SIMPAS prescriptive application equipment.

Precision Technology

Precision Ag Southern Style

August 22, 2017

A customer-first focus helps Agri-AFC’s Amy Winstead keep the company's precision programs coordinated, on target…and growing.

Market Analysis

Was USDA Right? U.S. Crop Looking Bigger.

August 18, 2017

The U.S. crop is signaling that it is getting bigger. With nothing more than a good fall, the crop could climb as much as a million bales more than USDA’s August surprise estimate.

Companion

Episode 30: USDA Surprises & Dicamba Findings

August 18, 2017

In this episode of The Cotton Companion, Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the stunning U.S. production forecast from USDA and visit with Dr. Jason Norsworthy about some of the findings of a summer’s worth of field research on dicamba in Arkansas.

Promotion

Cotton Board Okays New CI Budget, Elects Officers

August 17, 2017

The Cotton Board recommended $74 million for cotton research and promotion in 2018 and elected George LaCour as its 2017/2018 chairman during the organization’s annual meeting.

Market Analysis

Shurley: So Much for 18 Million Bales and Higher Prices

August 14, 2017

If USDA’s September numbers still validate a 20+ million bale crop, prices could slide. If not, the 68-70 cent level – or better – should hold.

Market Analysis

USDA Report Stuns Market. Now, Wait for Reality.

August 14, 2017

USDA stunned the market with its August estimate of U.S. cotton production. But remember – history has shown consistent deviation between mid-summer estimates and final harvest realities.

Planting

Timely Rains Boost Panhandle Cotton

August 11, 2017

Timely and widespread rains in the Texas Panhandle arrived in time to help put fields on track for a good season.