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Cotton Production

Thoughts on Cotton Nitrogen Management

June 23, 2017

Tyson Raper, Tennessee Extension cotton and small grains specialist, shares some key points for proper Nitrogen management in cotton.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Be Ready to Fight Diseases in Cotton

June 23, 2017

Add bacterial blight to the list of diseases that Georgia cotton growers should be prepared to fight.

Soybeans

Tips to Prevent Dicamba Drift

June 15, 2017

In a video presentation, Tennessee Weed Specialist Larry Steckel discusses three actions to help reduce dicamba drift and volatilization.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Sweet Tooth Bacteria Tracked in Bacterial Blight

May 25, 2017

Thanks to a new discovery, researchers now may be better equipped to help Texas cotton farmers battle bacterial blight.

Equipment

No Yield Impact from Decreased Early Season Irrigation

May 23, 2017

A University of Georgia study shows that decreasing irrigation for cotton during the early season may not affect yields, while substantially reducing water usage.

Weed Control

Weed Control Options in Light of Herbicide Shortages

May 9, 2017

Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel outlines several options for early season cotton weed control in light of shortages of Caporol, Cotoran and Diuron.

Soybeans

Cooperation, Preparation Are Keys to Ag Sustainability

May 5, 2017

Georgia’s Stanley Culpepper outlines the training efforts for auxin herbicides in the state and praises the people who make it all work.

Weed Control

Foliar Auxin Injury Not Good Indicator of Yield Loss

May 1, 2017

According to High Plains cotton and weed specialists, the relationship between injury from auxin herbicides and potential yield loss is difficult – if not impossible – to accurately predict.

Insect Control

Results of 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey Now Online

April 26, 2017

Results of the 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey for cotton, corn and soybeans are now available online.

Insect Control

Tennessee Receives Section 18 for Transform in Cotton

April 21, 2017

The EPA has again approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Tennessee to control tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

Seed Varieties

Cotton Varieties Eyed in AgriLife High Plains Trials

April 20, 2017

With more producers interested in cotton due to good markets and prices, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension variety trials are sure to get more attention in the coming weeks and years.

Weed Control

Multiple Pre-Emerge Residual Options for Cotton

April 20, 2017

An apparent shortage of Caparol has some cotton growers scrambling to find alternatives for their pre-emergence residual herbicide program.

Planting

Seven Tips for Successful Cotton Planting

April 19, 2017

According to NC State Cotton Specialist Guy Collins, growers need to keep seven tips in mind at planting to help ensure a successful cotton stand.

thrips
Insect Control

New Online Tool Aids in Thrips Management Decisions

April 11, 2017

A new online tool is now available to help cotton growers better predict thrips infestations and determine options for treatment.

News

Survey Studies U.S. Cotton Sustainability Versus Synthetics

April 10, 2017

A University of Georgia student’s survey of the U.S. cotton industry found that the crop can compete with synthetic fibers and will continue to be economically and environmentally feasible into the future.

Crop Inputs

Georgia Growers Asked to Participate in Efficiency Survey

April 5, 2017

The University of Georgia and the Georgia Cotton Commission are asking the state’s cotton growers to participate in an online research project to help improve their production efficiency.

Insect Control

Plant Bugs Off to Warm Weather Start?

April 4, 2017

Warmer than usual winter weather could mean an earlier start for plant bugs in 2017.

Rotational Crops

Keep These Factors in Mind for Burndown

April 4, 2017

In a short video presentation, Dr. Larry Steckel explains some of the factors that growers need to keep in mind when planning burndown applications.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Strong Exports Helping Drive Higher Cotton Prices

March 23, 2017

Growers can expect to make at least 5 to 6 cents more per pound of cotton than this time last year, primarily due to increased exports.

Disease Control / Nematodes

CSI AgriLife: Working to Solve a New Blight Mystery

March 10, 2017

Dr. Terry Wheeler and her Texas A&M AgriLife pathology colleagues are working to solve a mysterious problem thought to have been resolved 40 years ago.

Around The Gin
Product News

Drexel Adds Two Regional Sales Reps

June 16, 2017

Kyle Herring and David Davis have joined Drexel Chemical Company as regional sales representatives.

Product News

Dow AgroSciences Launching Enlist Corn in 2018

June 16, 2017

Following the launch of Enlist cotton, Dow AgroSciences will make Enlist corn commercially available for 2018 after receiving Chinese import approvals.

Product News

Transform Earns Section 18 Exemptions for Cotton, Sorghum

May 4, 2017

Transform WG insecticide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for use in cotton and sorghum in select states for the 2017 production season.

Product News

EPA Approves Monsanto’s NemaStrike Technology

May 2, 2017

The EPA has issued registration for tioxazafen, a new nematicide from Monsanto that will be branded as NemaStrike Technology for nematode control and yield protection in cotton, corn and soybeans.

Product News

Indigo Partners Launched for In-Field Technology Testing

April 25, 2017

Indigo is launching Indigo Partners, a collaboration of 25 U.S. growers and agronomic experts to test agricultural technologies – including Indigo’s microbial seed treatments – during 2017.

Product News

UPI Adds New Herbicide Products

April 14, 2017

UPI has added two new herbicides to its portfolio of high quality crop protection products for the U.S.

Product News

FiberMax One Ton Club Membership Tops 1,000

April 14, 2017

A record number of growers qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club in 2016 with four-bale and higher yields with FiberMax varieties.

Product News

Deltapine NPE Program Kicks off Tenth Year

April 10, 2017

Nearly 200 growers will participate in the tenth season of the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program.

Latest News
Market Analysis

Market Catching Its Breath After 10-Day Slide

June 23, 2017

After an unprecedented 10-day drop in prices, the market is trying to catch its breath.

News

Arkansas Plant Board Votes to Ban Dicamba. Now What?

June 23, 2017

Following nearly 250 dicamba drift complaints, the Arkansas Plant Board passed a proposed emergency rule June 23 to ban the use of in-crop dicamba and to expedite the rule increasing civil penalties for dicamba misuse.

Cotton Production

Thoughts on Cotton Nitrogen Management

June 23, 2017

Tyson Raper, Tennessee Extension cotton and small grains specialist, shares some key points for proper Nitrogen management in cotton.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Be Ready to Fight Diseases in Cotton

June 23, 2017

Add bacterial blight to the list of diseases that Georgia cotton growers should be prepared to fight.

Companion

Episode 27 – Dicamba in the Mid-South and Beyond

June 22, 2017

In this episode of The Cotton Companion, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman take a look at newly-reported issues regarding dicamba drift in the Mid-South.

International

Indian Company Debuts Cotton for Technical Textiles

June 22, 2017

A company based in South India has developed mechanically-processed cotton varieties suitable for use in absorbent technical textiles products.

Weed Control

Avoid Inversions When Spraying Weeds

June 19, 2017

Dr. Larry Steckel offers tips to help avoid potential problems when spraying dicamba in inversion conditions, even when proper guidelines are being followed.

Market Analysis

Mother Nature, Not Bulls, Managing the Market

June 16, 2017

Cotton prices took a big hit, and bullish signals are hard to find. Mother Nature is now in charge.

Ginning

Texas Cotton Gin to be Country’s Largest

June 16, 2017

A $14.5 million expansion will make the Adobe Walls Cotton Gin in Spearman, TX the largest cotton gin facility in the U.S.

News

U.S. Department of Justice Okays DowDuPont

June 16, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for the merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical.

News

Indigo Named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

June 16, 2017

The World Economic Forum has selected Indigo as a Technology Pioneer – a group of the world’s most innovative companies.