Tagged drought


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.

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.


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.

Around The Gin
Product News

Deltapine Leads Cotton Varieties Planted in 2015

September 17, 2015

The USDA survey results are in, and Deltapine tops the rankings as the most popular cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. in 2015.

Product News

Falcon Adds Two New Automated Precision Soil Samplers

August 28, 2015

Falcon Soil Technology has added two new automated soil sampling systems to its product lineup.

Product News

HUMA GRO Adds New Boron Liquid Nutrient Formulation for Crops

August 28, 2015

BORO-MAX, a new boron 10 percent liquid nutrient formulation, is now available from HUMA GRO.

Product News

On-Farm Research Helps Ease Grower Questions About Enlist System

July 31, 2015

Southern cotton and soybean growers who have worked with the Enlist Weed Control System in on-farm research plots are now sharing their experiences.

Product News

Nufarm Introduces Panther SC Herbicide

July 24, 2015

Nufarm is introducing Panther SC herbicide, a new broad-spectrum herbicide for use in cotton and other Southern row crops.

Product News

USDA Deregulates Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Cotton Trait

July 23, 2015

The USDA has deregulated Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist cotton trait in the United States.

Product News

Ratting Out Copper Theft

June 10, 2015

A simple alarm technology is helping to stop copper thieves who target irrigation systems.

Product News

EPA Approves New Premix for 2016 for Cotton, Soybean Weed Control

May 29, 2015

Cotton and soybean growers will have a new weed control option in 2016 with Warrant Ultra Herbicide, a premix of acetochlor and fomesafen.

Latest News

Cotton Companion Episode 6 – Making Quality Cotton Pay Off for the U.S.

October 7, 2015

U.S. cotton growers have been providing the world with quality cotton for years. In the latest episode of The Cotton


Sanders Expands Missouri Bootheel Operations

October 7, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has acquired MRM Agricultural Service, located in East Prairie, MO.

Insect Control

USDA Exploring New Options for Pink Bollworm Control

October 6, 2015

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using remotely piloted aircraft to help eliminate small-scale outbreaks of pink bollworm.


ICAC Expects Stable World Cotton Trade in 2015/16

October 5, 2015

The International Cotton Advisory Committee has released its latest projections for world cotton trade.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

October 5, 2015

Negotiations have successfully concluded for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.


Prolonged Rainfall in Carolinas Causes Seed Sprouting

October 5, 2015

The rainy spell that has soaked North Carolina for more than a week is creating problems for the state’s cotton growers.


Arkansas Now Debt-Free for Boll Weevil Eradication

October 5, 2015

The state of Arkansas is not only boll weevil-free, but is also now debt-free when it comes to its eradication efforts.

Market Analysis

Market Determined to Defend 60 Cent Mark

October 2, 2015

Cotton prices had another lousy week, a poor month and a miserable third quarter. But the market is still working hard to protect the 60 cent mark.


2016 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate Set

October 2, 2015

The marketing assistance loan rate for 2016-crop base quality upland cotton will be set at 52 cents per pound.


ICA Bremen Brings Cotton Classing Training to Korea

September 30, 2015

ICA Bremen took its Cotton Classing training course to Korea in early September.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Researchers Discover Link to Nematode Activity

September 30, 2015

Scientists at the University of Missouri and the University of Bonn in Germany have found a genetic link to a hormone that nematodes use for feeding.