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Common Thread

CCI Continues to Successfully Build Global Demand for U.S. Cotton

May 18, 2015

After nearly 60 years, Cotton Council International keeps on building demand for U.S. cotton around the world.

Seed Varieties

Bollgard II XtendFlex Brings More Options to the Field

May 15, 2015

Cotton growers entered the 2015 season with a new option in the battle against glyphosate-resistant pigweed.

World Cotton Use
Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: No Surprises in May USDA Numbers, Sideways Market Continues

May 13, 2015

USDA’s May WASDE report contains the first U.S. and World estimates for the 2015 crop year, and the numbers are about as expected – some better than expected.

Cotton Production

Making the Most of What He Has

May 5, 2015

On his cotton farm near Stanton, TX, Johnny Louder takes each challenge in stride.

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Market Analysis

Is the Cotton Market Showing Longer Legs?

May 1, 2015

The stars seemed to align for the cotton market this past week, as prices moved to highs not seen in almost nine months.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: So Far, Prices Fail To Advance

April 28, 2015

To date, there has been little, if any, incentive for producers to do much with regard to pricing this year’s crop.

News

Brinkley Named New PCCA President/CEO

April 24, 2015

Kevin Brinkley has been named president and CEO of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, effective July 1.

International

High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Released for Research

April 21, 2015

An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.

Promotion

Cotton Incorporated Launches New Television Commercials

April 17, 2015

Cotton Incorporated’s newest advertising program hopes to remind consumers “Cotton. It’s Your Favorite for a Reason.”

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Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Heading Toward “Testing Ground”

April 10, 2015

Now that old crop has clearly broken through 65 cent ceiling, there is belief that prices will continue to trek higher toward a new “testing ground.”

Around The Gin
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.

Precision Technology

New Features for TeeJet Aeros 9040 Field Computer

March 18, 2015

TeeJet has added new features to its Aeros 9040 Field Computer for 2015.

Precision Technology

TeeJet Launches New DynaJet Flex Nozzle Control System

March 17, 2015

The new DynaJet Flex 7120 nozzle control system from TeeJet Technologies helps growers manage spray quality across a variety of operating speeds and application rates.

Product News

New Cheminova Chemistry to Help Control Herbicide Resistant Weeds

February 23, 2015

Cheminova plans to register pethoxamid, a new herbicide active ingredient, to help growers manage herbicide-resistant weeds.

Latest News
Weed Control

Rains Create Texas-Sized Weed Challenges

June 30, 2015

Drought-busting rains in May have created a mixed bag for cotton – and weed control – across Texas.

Market Analysis

Late Week Fireworks Could Signal Something Bullish for Cotton

June 29, 2015

Round and round and round she goes… Where she stop no one knows. The circus crier could have found employment

International

ICA Bremen Opens New Cotton Testing Laboratory

June 25, 2015

ICA Bremen has opened a new cotton testing laboratory to help meet the growing demands of the global cotton and textile industry.

News

USDA Updates Climate Change Adaptation Policy

June 23, 2015

USDA is taking additional steps to integrate climate change adaptation into the department’s programs and operations.

Companion

Cotton Companion Episode 2 – Talkin’ China

June 22, 2015

Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman recap the cotton industry’s latest headlines, and host a lengthy discussion about

News

Koschnick, Barrick Promoted at SePRO

June 22, 2015

Dr. Tyler Koschnick and Sam Barrick have been promoted to new leadership positions at SePRO Corporation, manufacturers of Brake herbicide.

Market Analysis

Unchanged Variables Keep Market Moving Nowhere Fast

June 22, 2015

It’s the lull before the storm, and nothing in the cotton market will change until Mother Nature makes her decisions.

International

World Cotton Contract Back on Track?

June 17, 2015

IntercontinentalExchange’s new world cotton futures contract has seemingly cleared a significant legislative hurdle in the U.S.

News

California Cotton Ginners Honor Patterson and Curlee, Name New Officers

June 17, 2015

The California Cotton Ginners Association honored Russell Patterson and Jesse Curlee, and named new officers and board members during the organization’s recent meeting.

Planting

NC State: PGR Management Considerations

June 17, 2015

Side-dressing could help spur vigorous cotton growth, especially with timely rain. According to the NC State Extension cotton team, it’s time to start PGR management plans.

Market Analysis

Marking Time Thanks to USDA, China and Mother Nature

June 14, 2015

The cotton market marked time this past week, thanks to USDA, China and Mother Nature.