Tagged drought

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.

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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.

Product News

Deltapine NPE Program Begins Eighth Year of On-Farm Variety Evaluation

April 28, 2015

Nearly 200 farmers will be part of the Deltapine New Product Evaluator program this year to help evaluate cotton variety candidates for the Deltapine Class of 16.

Product News

EPA Approves Enlist Duo Herbicide for Use in Additional States

April 2, 2015

The EPA has approved Enlist Duo herbicide for use in nine additional states, including four in the Cotton Belt.

Product News

New 2015 CROPLAN Cotton Varieties Feature Bollgard II XtendFlex Technology

March 19, 2015

WinField is adding Monsanto’s new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton trait to two new CROPLAN cotton varieties for 2015.

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Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Where Does This Wild Season Go From Here?

August 27, 2015

Cotton’s wild ride continues, thanks to a constant barrage of economic and policy forces.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Solving the Nematode Puzzle

August 27, 2015

Growers and consultants in Georgia are finding ways to help boost yields and profits in nematode-infested fields.

Harvest

Key Considerations for Cotton Defoliation

August 27, 2015

With the 2015 cotton crop quickly winding down, it’s time for growers to be making their defoliation plans.

Weed Control

Cover Crop Considerations for This Fall

August 26, 2015

Growers should plan now for fall cover crops to help improve control of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth in next year's row crops.

International

First Estimate of New Season Indian Cotton Crop Released

August 25, 2015

The Indian cotton crop for the new season beginning this October is estimated to be 38 million bales (170 kilograms each).

Harvest

Preserving Fiber Quality Should Drive Defoliation Decisions

August 25, 2015

When making defoliation plans, there is more economic incentive for growers to maintain fiber quality when cotton prices are low versus when cotton prices are higher.

Companion

Cotton Companion Episode 4 – Talking Nematodes and Weed Control

August 24, 2015

Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss how Georgia farmers are winning the war against nematodes. Plus, get

Market Analysis

Cleveland: Amid Turmoil, Quality Still Drives the Market

August 24, 2015

Cotton had a remarkably positive week, considering its gains in the wake of a global meltdown of commodities and equities.

Market Analysis

Plexus: Market Still Promising, But Keep an Eye on Global Financial Issues

August 21, 2015

Since August 12, the market has gained nearly 600 points, which is impressive considering what is going on in other commodities. But financial problems in key emerging markets could dampen demand – and prices.

Insect Control

Wake-Up Call for Old World Bollworm

August 20, 2015

The Old World bollworm – an aggressive global pest – has apparently found its way to the U.S.

International

Pakistan Taking the Fight to Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

August 19, 2015

Pakistani officials are working to ramp up efforts in the country’s on-going battle with cotton leaf curl virus.