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Ginning

Blakemore to Lead National Cotton Ginners Association

February 15, 2017

David Blakemore has been elected 2017 president of the National Cotton Ginners Association.

News

Lee Elected NCC Chairman for 2017

February 13, 2017

Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, GA, was elected 2017 National Cotton Council chairman.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: A Lot Going on and a Lot to Digest

February 13, 2017

The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.

Promotion

Esteve to Lead Cotton Council International in 2017

February 11, 2017

Eduardo (Eddy) Esteve, a cotton merchant from Dallas, TX, will serve as president of Cotton Council International for 2017.

Production Outlook / Acreage

NCC Projects 11 Million U.S. Cotton Acres in 2017

February 11, 2017

The National Cotton Council is projecting a total of 11.0 million acres of cotton to be planted in the U.S. in 2017.

Market Analysis

Market Fueled by Demand, Mills and Shrinking Carryover

February 10, 2017

Cotton futures continue to hold tight to the 75-76 cent level, thanks to ever-increasing demand, mill indecision and shrinking world carryover.

Peanuts

Warm Winter Sparks Concern About Potential Plant Diseases

February 9, 2017

Warmer winter temperatures in Georgia are raising farmers’ concerns about potential plant diseases at the start of the spring production season.

Insect Control

Keep Spider Mites in Mind When Planning Burndown

February 9, 2017

Spider mite management should be a consideration in every grower’s preplant burndown plans.

News

Getting Ready for New Opportunities

February 8, 2017

Educational sessions at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show March 3-4 are geared to help growers adapt to meet market opportunities.

News

Online Auxin Herbicide Training in MS Begins February 13

February 6, 2017

Free, online training about proper in-crop use in Mississippi of new auxin-containing herbicides on 2,4-D- or dicamba-tolerant crops will begin February 13.

Around The Gin
Product News

Six Greenleaf Nozzles Approved for Use with XtendiMax

February 24, 2017

Six TurboDrop D Series nozzles from Greenleaf Technologies have been approved for use with Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology.

Product News

EPA Approves DuPont’s FeXapan Dicamba Herbicide

February 17, 2017

DuPont has received EPA registration for FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba formulation for use on cotton and soybean varieties carrying traits that provide tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides.

Product News

Fourteen Southern States Register Enlist Duo for Use on Enlist Crops

February 14, 2017

Thirteen Southern states have granted state registration of Enlist Duo herbicide for use on Enlist cotton and other crops, following federal registration received in January.

Product News

BASF Application Academy Adds Online Training Module

February 2, 2017

BASF has added an online training module to its On Target Application Academy stewardship program to help increase education of new and advanced herbicide technologies.

Product News

Bayer Offers Shared Risk Program for FiberMax, Stoneville Growers

January 26, 2017

Bayer is helping support the economic sustainability of cotton growers through the company’s 2017 Shared Risk Program for those who plant FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed.

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.

Latest News
Planting

More Cotton, Less Grain Likely in Texas in 2017

February 24, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase this season, as producers seek an alternative to grains.

Ginning

EWR’s eCotton Now Connected with John Deere API

February 24, 2017

EWR’s eCotton software is now connected with the John Deere Operations Center through John Deere’s API services.

Soybeans

Crowding Out Weeds

February 24, 2017

Arkansas soybean specialist says narrowing your rows can have a big impact on weed control.

Opinion

Global Cotton Must Confront Polyester

February 23, 2017

In the face of massive shifts in consumption, member nations of the WTO must hold polyester to the same standards as cotton.

News

Whitmire Named 2016 Marketer of the Year

February 22, 2017

Ronnie Whitmire of Taft, TX, relied on experience and well-honed instincts to earn the 2016 Marketer of the Year award.

Weed Control

Thoughts on Nozzles Added to XtendiMax Label

February 22, 2017

In his fifth blog on proper stewardship of the new dicamba-based systems, Larry Steckel reviews some of the new nozzle options that have been approved for use with XtendiMax.

International

Indian Cotton Consumption to Increase Slightly

February 22, 2017

The Cotton Association of India now expects domestic consumption and imports of cotton to be higher than originally estimated.

International

Innovations in Nonwovens Focus of International Conference

February 22, 2017

The Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry will hold its Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc) April 23-26 in Minneapolis, MN.

Planting

Optimize Irrigation and Fertility in High Plains Cotton

February 21, 2017

With many producers in the northern High Plains considering cotton this year, optimizing irrigation and fertility will be important to their bottom line.

News

Tate Re-elected American Cotton Producers Chair

February 21, 2017

Michael Tate of Huntsville, AL, was re-elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers for 2017.

News

NCC Names State Unit Officers for 2017

February 21, 2017

National Cotton Council state unit officers for 2017 were elected at the organization’s recent annual meeting.