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Ginning

2016: The Year in Ginning

December 14, 2016

U.S. ginners continue to address quality and regulatory issues.

Market Analysis

Is Market Opening Window for “Made in U.S.” Revival?

December 12, 2016

USDA’s seemingly bearish December supply demand report failed to break cotton’s upside momentum, presenting a small window to potentially revive the “Made in U.S.” theme.

Marketing

2016: The Year in Cotton Demand

December 8, 2016

Cotton demand and synthetic fiber competition remain the keys to the current cotton market outlook.

News

2016: The Year in Washington

December 6, 2016

The National Cotton Council continues to tackle a challenging Washington agenda.

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Episode 25 – Industry Reacts to EPA’s XtendiMax Approval

December 2, 2016

Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman examine the industry’s response to EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide, including possible new guidelines from Mid-South Plant Boards.

News

Beltwide Showcases Solutions for Cotton Production

November 28, 2016

The Beltwide Cotton Conferences annually bring the industry together to review the latest in research and innovations. For the 2017 meeting, some discussions may raise more questions in need of answers.

Market Analysis

Market Set for Shift to March Contract

November 21, 2016

The market is expected to rally higher early in the week as shorts buy their way out. Grower prices will then be based on the March contract, as December will be its expiry period.

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Episode 24 – Dicamba Registration Finally Comes Through

November 14, 2016

Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman talk about EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s dicamba herbicide brand, as well as crop progress and an update on pending corporate mergers.

Cotton Production

EPA Registers Dicamba Formulation for Use On Dicamba Tolerant Crops

November 9, 2016

The EPA has registered Monsanto's XtendiMax with Vapor Grip technology - a new, low volatility dicamba formulation - for use in weed control programs in cotton and soybean crops engineered for dicamba tolerance.

News

Cotton Highlights from November WASDE Report

November 9, 2016

The November WASDE report shows slightly higher estimates for U.S. cotton production and for domestic and global ending stocks, while mill use, exports and consumption numbers remain steady.

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Product News

Enlist Duo Herbicide Registered for Use on Enlist Cotton

January 13, 2017

The U.S. EPA has registered Enlist Duo herbicide for use on Enlist cotton varieties, beginning in 2017.

Product News

Data Show Yield Gains from Indigo Cotton in 2016

January 9, 2017

Data collected from 2016 trials show that Indigo Cotton – a seed treatment based on naturally occurring, in-plant microbes to help increase water use efficiency – led to yield improvements on testing acres, including an 11% average yield increase in West Texas.

Product News

FiberMax and Stoneville Release New Varieties for 2017

January 9, 2017

Cotton growers searching to match the right variety the right field now have two new FiberMax varieties and two new Stoneville varieties to consider for 2017.

Product News

PhytoGen Rolls Out Seven New Enlist Varieties for 2017

January 5, 2017

PhytoGen is releasing seven new cotton varieties with the Enlist cotton trait and WideStrike 3 Insect Protection for the 2017 growing season.

Product News

Do You Qualify for the Stoneville Legacy Club?

January 3, 2017

Signup is now open for the new Stoneville Legacy Club, celebrating both the rich history of Stoneville and the generational wisdom of the growers who make 3-plus bales.

Product News

FiberMax Celebrates Growers Who Maximize Dryland Production

December 30, 2016

The new FiberMax Maximizer Club celebrates growers who produce great dryland cotton yields, and signup for the club is now open.

Product News

EPA Registers Engenia Herbicide from BASF

December 21, 2016

The EPA has registered Engenia herbicide for control of more than 200 broadleaf weeds, including glyphosate-resistant weeds, in dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans.

Product News

Growers Impressed with First PhytoGen WideStrike 3 Enlist Variety

December 19, 2016

The first growers to plant PhytoGen brand PHY 490 W3FE say the germplasm and technology combination helped them work smarter and increase cotton production.

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Missouri, Arkansas Putting New Dicamba Restrictions in Place

January 23, 2017

According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri and Arkansas lawmakers are taking steps to help prevent future

Weed Control

Watch the Wind in Xtend Crop System

January 23, 2017

In his third blog on stewardship of the Xtend Crop System, Larry Steckel turns his attention to the wind – more specifically, wind speed and direction.

International

Steady Rise in Indian Cotton Prices

January 23, 2017

While global cotton production is increasing, the cotton situation in India is getting serious attention due to a steady rise in prices.

Market Analysis

Market Remains Strong as The Limited Bows Out

January 20, 2017

The market consolidated gains of the past few weeks, just as The Limited – a primary supplier of cotton to women – closes its doors.

Opinion

Cotton Industry Begins Year with Optimism

January 20, 2017

Higher global cotton production and increased demand is the current state of the cotton industry.

Seed Varieties

Variety Trial Results Reflect 2016 Extremes in East and South TX

January 19, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 2016 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation trial results from South and East Texas reflect the extremes of the past season.

Cotton Production

Dates Set for Required Pesticide Training in Georgia

January 19, 2017

Before applying new auxin herbicides to dicamba- or 2,4-D-tolerant cotton and soybean varieties, growers and applicators in Georgia will be required to attend one of six pesticide training sessions.

News

Perdue Tabbed as New Secretary of Agriculture

January 19, 2017

The choice of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in the Trump Administration has drawn praise from the National Cotton Council and others in the agricultural industry.

Weed Control

Use the Correct Nozzles in the Xtend Crop System

January 17, 2017

Larry Steckel turns his focus to nozzles in his second blog on stewardship of XtendiMax and Engenia on Xtend crops.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Options for Farmers Battling Cotton Root Rot

January 17, 2017

Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to help farmers fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship.

Weed Control

Flag the Technology Program Expands in Texas

January 16, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Plant Protection Association have collaborated on a Flag the Technology program that identifies crop fields sensitive to certain herbicides.