Tagged drought

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Around The Gin
Product News

Bayer Opens New Southeast Cotton Breeding Station

October 21, 2016

Bayer has officially opened its new $4.4 million cotton breeding station in Dawson, GA.

Product News

New Automated DNA Monitoring Added to Gins in Three States

October 12, 2016

A new DNA technology that ensures efficient and consistent DNA tagging of cotton fibers during ginning is being rolled out this fall in three states.

Product News

Bayer Adds TwinLink Plus Pest Protection for 2017

October 5, 2016

Bayer is adding TwinLink Plus – a three-gene Bt technology that provides season-long production against worm pests – to new Stoneville and FiberMax varieties in 2017.

Product News

Monsanto Licenses EXZACT Genome-Editing Technology from Dow AgroSciences

October 3, 2016

Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have reached a licensing agreement for use of Dow’s EXZACT Precision Technology Platform across Monsanto’s research portfolio.

Product News

Cotton Board Releases 2015 Annual Report

September 27, 2016

The Cotton Board’s 2015 Annual Report is now available online.

Product News

It’s a Deal: Bayer to Acquire Monsanto

September 14, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto have announced an agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for approximately $66 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Product News

How Fiber Quality Became So Valuable

September 14, 2016

Textile expert Dean Etheridge explains the meteoric rise of fiber quality on the global market.

Product News

Cotton Cultivated Website Adds Custom Weather Feature

September 1, 2016

Cotton Cultivated – Cotton Incorporated's producer information website – now features a new weather tool tailored for cotton growers.

Latest News

Could Blockchain Transform International Cotton Trade?

October 24, 2016

A recent cotton shipment processed and executed using blockchain – the technology that drives bitcoin – could represent a big breakthrough for international cotton trade.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Prices Healthier; China’s Buying

October 21, 2016

After jumping higher on the heels of a bullish world supply demand report, the surge in cotton prices was halted at the 72 cent resistance level. But China is back in buying mode, snapping up nearly 200,000 bales.


Cotton Looks Promising in Texas’ Rolling and High Plains

October 19, 2016

Good late-summer rains improved conditions for cotton in the Rolling and High Plains regions of Texas and likely mean an above-average crop for 2016.


Global Cotton Demand, Consumption on the Rise

October 19, 2016

Cotton consumption will be the highest in six years, predicted NCC President Gary Adams during a recent meeting in Lubbock.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Showing Stability and Potential

October 17, 2016

Many growers want to know when and if the market will get back above 70 cents and provide options to enhance marketing positions. Several factors now in play could give them that opportunity.

Weed Control

Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass

October 14, 2016

Problems with glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass escalated during 2016 in Mississippi. Extension Specialist Jason Bond offers several post-harvest management suggestions.


Webcast Offers Tips to Minimize Pest Management Impact on Bees

October 12, 2016

A new webcast to help growers and beekeepers work together to minimize conditions that may impact pollinators has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.


Cotton Highlights from October WASDE Report

October 12, 2016

The October WASDE report shows lower estimates for U.S. production and for domestic and global ending stocks, but increases for U.S. exports and world trade.


Possible Storm Impact on North Carolina Cotton

October 11, 2016

NC State specialists offer guidelines for making harvest decisions on cotton acres impacted by tropical storm Matthew.


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.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Market Weakens as Prices Begin to Slide

October 9, 2016

The market is showing signs of vulnerability, as cotton appears headed back to the mid-60s.