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Insect Control

Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

September 8, 2016

As Mother Nature creates new challenges, the industry’s insect technologies must adapt.

Market Analysis

Cleveland: The Bulls Battle Back

September 6, 2016

The December contract again became the darling of the bulls, who won the week after having their backs slammed against the wall.


Boosting the Value of Cottonseed

August 30, 2016

As cottonseed supply and value grows, the cotton industry continues to fight for the oilseed designation or other legislative options.

Market Analysis

The Dog Days of August – and Cotton – Are Upon Us

August 29, 2016

The Dog Days of August have arrived. That gives Dr. O.A. Cleveland time to reflect on the market, Egyptian cotton, and the offer of a polyester shirt.

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Episode 22 – How Should You Respond to this Market Movement?

August 23, 2016

In the latest Cotton Companion podcast, Dr. O.A. Cleveland joins Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman to discuss what growers should do about recent shifts in the cotton market.

Market Analysis

Bears Impact Market, But Long Term Still Bullish

August 22, 2016

The near term technical perspective for the cotton market has turned a bit bearish. But, the longer term outlook remains bullish.

Market Analysis

Market Holds On in Face of Neutral Report

August 14, 2016

USDA’s August cotton reports were neutral-to-supportive, keeping the 70-78 cent trading range in place as the major trading channel.


Harvesting Bottom Line Advantages

August 11, 2016

Options such as co-ownership and sharing of farm equipment are helping provide financial advantages to growers across the country.

Product News

Enlist Cotton Trait Earns Full Export Approval

August 10, 2016

Cotton varieties containing Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist trait now have full export approval in key countries.

Market Analysis

Market Strong, But Looking for Answers on China, India

August 5, 2016

This market has 80 cents written all over it. But it’s also calling for a closer look at reported cotton stocks in China and India.

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.

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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.


NCC Urges Cotton Quality Maintenance Following Rain Events

October 7, 2016

Growers and ginners are urged to follow proper guidelines to preserve cotton crop quality following Hurricane Matthew and other rain events at harvest.