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.
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.
December 28, 2016
Irrigated cotton producers on the Texas Rolling Plains could potentially be reaping more dollars per acre if they include a cover crop on their continuous cotton.
August 2, 2016
The science behind a new commercially-available seed treatment from Indigo Ag stems directly from research started by Dr. Greg Sword, a Texas A&M entomologist.
July 26, 2016
Boston-based research firm Indigo has launched its first commercial product – Indigo Cotton – which helps improve the cotton plant’s water use efficiency.
May 19, 2016
A new webcast to help improve irrigation practices through the use of soil moisture monitors has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series.
August 18, 2015
As cotton moves closer to maturity, growers need to consider certain factors carefully when deciding to turn the water off for this year’s crop.
Raising More Profit
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.
August 7, 2014
A recent AgriLife Research study showed that growers who were not utilizing LEPA sprinkler systems in their irrigation program could be losing up to $100 per acre in yield.
July 17, 2014
The Georgia Cotton Commission has joined other state agricultural leaders and organizations in opposing a new federal water rule that could create new compliance standards for growers and potentially impact the state’s agricultural economy.
Around The Gin
August 17, 2017
The FiberMax Maximizer Club honored 121 growers who yielded at least 1,000 lb/A on dryland acres with FiberMax varieties in 2016.
August 7, 2017
Monsanto and Valent U.S.A. are expanding their crop protection partnership for the 2018 Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform.
July 31, 2017
A new burndown option for tough broadleaf weeds has shown excellent promise in trials across the Mid-South and Midwest.
July 12, 2017
Southeast cotton producers say latest technologies from PhytoGen help protect yield and quality.
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.
August 18, 2017
In this episode of The Cotton Companion, Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the stunning U.S. production forecast from USDA and visit with Dr. Jason Norsworthy about some of the findings of a summer’s worth of field research on dicamba in Arkansas.
August 14, 2017
If USDA’s September numbers still validate a 20+ million bale crop, prices could slide. If not, the 68-70 cent level – or better – should hold.
August 11, 2017
Work done by University of Arkansas weed scientists has found that every dicamba formulation tested this spring and summer demonstrated a level of volatility.
August 4, 2017
Although growers are still treating cotton insects, it’s appropriate to look ahead at proper timing for terminating those treatments.