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Raising More Profit

Keep an Eye on Profitability When Choosing Cotton Varieties

October 17, 2014

Harvest is the right time for growers to spend a little time thinking about variety selection for next season, with an eye on profitability.

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Managing Pigweed Costs – Start Clean, Treat Early, Stay Focused

October 10, 2014

To put the full impact of pigweed infestation in cotton into perspective, it helps to take a 10,000 foot view of the situation. The numbers are astounding, but not pretty.

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Quality Cotton Means Value to Growers and the Global Supply Chain

September 21, 2014

Growers may look at yield and see income. But it’s the quality aspects of their cotton – and the associated premiums – that could mean extra profitability.

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Profitable Nematode Management Begins with Fall Decisions

September 7, 2014

For growers farming in areas with historic nematode infestations, the profitability equation begins long before planting. As Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension pathologist, puts it, “Managing nematodes requires us to make decisions and have faith early on.”

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Maximize Water Value and Profitability with Proper Irrigation Rates and Timing

August 28, 2014

As the 2014 cotton season moves toward harvest, it’s not too early for growers to begin looking for ways to profitably grow and manage cotton in the face of hard input costs and soft market prices. In the High Plains of Texas, one of the keys to profitability may be determining the best value and efficiency for water timing.

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Intangibles Bring Value to On-Board Module Systems

August 19, 2014

The labor savings and flexibility provided by on-board module pickers and strippers create a priceless combination at harvest.

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Manage Resistant Weeds Economically and Efficiently

August 14, 2014

Despite herbicide resistance, growers can still manage weed pests with an eye on profitability.

Battling Cotton’s Yield-Robbing Insect Pests
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Battling Cotton’s Yield-Robbing Insect Pests

August 13, 2014

  As plant bugs are literally eating away profits in the Mississippi Delta, leading entomologists weigh in on control at the Raising More Profit event.

Events

Lubbock Raising More Profit Event to Focus on Water, Weed Management for Profitability

July 29, 2014

With an eye toward enhancing profitable cotton production, the Raising More Profit seminar in Lubbock, TX on August 26 will focus on an array of topics, including managing water use for increased profitability and cost-effective practices to combat emerging herbicide resistant weed issues.

Events

Managing Weeds and Nematodes to Enhance Cotton Profitability Focus of Raising More Profit Seminar in Tifton

July 22, 2014

With an eye toward enhancing profitable cotton production, the Raising More Profit seminar in Tifton, GA on August 19 will focus on an array of topics, including cost-effective practices to combat herbicide resistant weeds and new ways to effectively manage nematodes.

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Product News

Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Program Includes Cotton Belt States

October 28, 2014

Grow Ag Leaders is offering more than $500,000 in college scholarships to students interested in agricultural careers. The program is available in 40 states, including many throughout the Cotton Belt.

Product News

Platform Specialty Products to Acquire Arysta LifeScience as Component for New Company

October 21, 2014

Platform Specialty Products has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion.

Product News

PhytoGen Partners with Farmers to Aid Local Charities

October 17, 2014

Since becoming a partner in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program three years ago, PhytoGen has made donations to 25 charities on behalf of state farmers of the year.

Product News

Enlist Duo Herbicide Approved; Enlist Weed Control System Now Cleared for Use

October 16, 2014

The Enlist Weed Control System from Dow AgroSciences has been approved for field use in corn and soybeans in 2015 by federal regulatory authorities, with introduction in cotton still scheduled for 2016.

News

Registration for 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Opens as Program Takes Shape

October 3, 2014

Registration now is open for the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 5-7 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX.

Product News

October 10 Deadline for Public Comments on Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System Plants

September 25, 2014

The public comment period on the draft environmental impact statement for cotton and soybean plants for Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System will remain open through October 10.

Cotton Production

New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Using Yield Monitor Data for Precision Planning

September 10, 2014

Two new webcasts to help growers successfully capture and use data from yield monitors have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

Marketing

First Class Selected for Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame

September 8, 2014

Five honorees have been elected to the first class of Cotton Incorporated’s newly-established Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame.

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Disease Control / Nematodes

Not All Boll Rot Caused by Bacterial Blight

October 31, 2014

Identifying the cause of boll rot in Mississippi this season is not a simple task.

Market Analysis

With WTO Brazil Settled, Cotton Casts a Wary Eye on Chinese Policy

October 31, 2014

With the conclusion of the WTO Brazil case, the U.S. cotton industry can bring a renewed focus to the challenges ahead, coming from a familiar source.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Nematode Research on the Rise

October 30, 2014

Take a peek at the seed company pipelines, and you’ll notice a common theme – nematode control.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Lackluster Week Closes on a High Note

October 27, 2014

An end of week uptick closed the market up 81 points from the previous week. But the longer-term direction is still sideways, with a range of mostly 62 to 67 cents.

Market Analysis

Same Song, Same Tune – Market Sings the Low-to-Mid 60s Blues

October 24, 2014

The same record that has been spinning for weeks is still playing. The 61 to 62 cent price resistance holds firm, attempts to close above 65 cents continue to be thwarted, and the potential for a short covering rally lingers strong in the background.

Market Analysis

Plexus: Market “Boxed In” Between Support and Resistance

October 24, 2014

Volatility dropped this week, as the market is discounting a scenario in which prices are not expected to change significantly over the coming months. Once all harvest is complete and sorted out, we may see renewed pressure on cash prices.

Achievement

Hall of Achievement: Honorees of the ’80s

October 23, 2014

Experimentation and innovation in cotton crop management marked the common ground of the Cotton Grower Cotton Achievement Award recipients of the 1980s.

News

USDA Offers Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications

October 23, 2014

USDA is offering $190.5 million in grants and loans to make broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure improvements in rural areas.

News

Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show Returns for Third Year

October 23, 2014

Cotton Incorporated will again host Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show – a fashion marathon featuring a different cotton look every minute – in early November.

News

EPA Launches Voluntary Star-Rating Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

October 22, 2014

The EPA has announced a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement and help farmers save money.

News

Cotton Industry Applauds USDA Production History Changes

October 21, 2014

The cotton industry commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse weather in recent years.