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Production Outlook / Acreage

NCC Survey: 13.1 Million Acres of Cotton in 2018

February 10, 2018

The National Cotton Council’s annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey predicts 13.1 million cotton acres this spring – up 3.7% from 2017.

Precision Technology

Putting Precision’s Promise to Work

December 21, 2017

At Ak-Chin Farms, a philosophy of efficiency shows the true value of precision agriculture.

Seed Varieties

Deltapine Retains Top Spot Among Varieties Planted in 2017

October 3, 2017

Deltapine retained the top spot as the most popular cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. in 2017, thanks to strong showings from its varieties in each region of the Cotton Belt.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Riding a Rising Market

August 30, 2017

California grower Aaron Barcellos relies on smart water use to help take full advantage of a rising Pima market and replenished water supplies.

PhytoGen trials
News

Southeast, Western Cotton Growers Set for Texas P.I.E. Tour

August 2, 2017

Fifteen growers from the Southeast and California will visit cotton operations in Texas in mid-August as part of the NCC’s 2017 Producer Information Exchange Program.

News

Mid-South Producers Set for San Joaquin Valley P.I.E. Tour

July 10, 2017

Twelve Mid-South cotton producers will visit California's San Joaquin Valley on the NCC’s first Producer Information Exchange tour of 2017.

News

NCC Sets Dates for 2017 P.I.E. Program Tours

May 2, 2017

The National Cotton Council has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2017 Producer Information Exchange program.

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.

News

CA Pink Bollworm Program Honored for Reducing Pesticide Use

January 27, 2017

California's cooperative Pink Bollworm Program was honored by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for its efforts to manage pink bollworm while reducing the use of pesticides.

News

Hutmacher Named Cotton Specialist of the Year

January 9, 2017

Dr. Robert Hutmacher, California Extension Cotton Specialist, was named the 2017 Cotton Specialist of the Year by his industry peers.

News

Final P.I.E. Tour Brings Western Growers to Texas

August 8, 2016

Eight Western cotton producers will visit cotton and other ag operations in Texas as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

News

Third P.I.E. Tour Takes Southwest Growers to San Joaquin Valley

July 26, 2016

Eleven Southwest cotton producers will visit ag operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2016 Producer Information Exchange Program.

News

Sunbelt Growers to Visit Idaho Ag Operations

June 15, 2016

Twelve Sunbelt growers are visiting diverse agricultural production and processing operations in southern Idaho June 20-23 as part of the National Cotton Council's Multi-Commodity Education Program.

Insect Control

USDA Exploring New Options for Pink Bollworm Control

October 6, 2015

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using remotely piloted aircraft to help eliminate small-scale outbreaks of pink bollworm.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Pima Cotton Industry Shrinking in California

August 12, 2015

Drought and other market forces are taking a toll on California’s Pima cotton industry.

News

Western Cotton Producers to Visit Georgia Operations

July 31, 2015

Ten Western cotton producers are visiting South Georgia as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

News

Southeastern Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture

July 7, 2015

Thirteen Southeastern cotton producers are visiting California’s San Joaquin Valley as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2015 Producer Information Exchange Program.

News

California Cotton Ginners Honor Patterson and Curlee, Name New Officers

June 17, 2015

The California Cotton Ginners Association honored Russell Patterson and Jesse Curlee, and named new officers and board members during the organization’s recent meeting.

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Product News

FiberMax Honors One Ton Club Growers for 2017

April 17, 2018

The FiberMax One Ton Club recently honored 188 cotton growers who qualified for the club with their 2017 harvest results.

Product News

BASF Adds Engenia Spray Tool to Aid Applications

April 16, 2018

A new easy-to-use resource puts critical weather requirements for applying Engenia herbicide in one convenient location.

Product News

Reduce Timing Guesswork for Cotton Planting

April 16, 2018

Bayer’s online Cotton Planting Forecasting tool can help growers determine the optimal planting window to improve their chances at securing a strong stand.

Product News

Deltapine NPE Program Begins Class of 19 Evaluations

April 9, 2018

Nine Class of 19 variety candidates will be in growers’ fields this year as the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program kicks off its eleventh season.

Product News

Americot Expands Research and Sales Teams

April 5, 2018

Americot has added six new team members to the company’s research and sales staffs.

Product News

Greenleaf Introduces TipGuard Nozzle System

April 5, 2018

Greenleaf Technologies has introduced its new TipGuard System to protect spray tips from contact damage.

Product News

New BASF Reward Program for AR Growers Facing Dicamba Ban

March 27, 2018

BASF has revised its Grow Smart Rewards program to provide Arkansas growers alternative weed control solutions during the dicamba application ban from April 16 through October 31.

Product News

DuPont Vydate Products Fully Available for 2018

March 15, 2018

DuPont Vydate brand insecticide/nematicide products – including Vydate C-LV for cotton – will be fully available for sale and use during the 2018 growing season.

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Planting

Critical TX Drought Forecast May Alter Planting Decisions

April 23, 2018

If drought conditions continue in the Texas High Plains, producers may need to make tough planting decisions for cotton and other crops.

Promotion

Cotton Inc. Launches New Consumer Ad Campaign

April 23, 2018

A new advertising campaign from Cotton Incorporated reminds consumers that “Life Can Feel Uncomfortable – Your Clothes Shouldn’t.”

Market Analysis

Shurley: The March to 80 Cents

April 23, 2018

With prices nearing 80 cents, it’s an opportunity to price part of your expected 2018 production and/or add to previous sales.

Market Analysis

All Eyes on the Southwest as Contract Periods Shift

April 20, 2018

Mother Nature’s willingness to drop water on the Southwest plains will dictate price movement, as the May futures contract expires and July becomes the spot month.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Four Ways to Keep Cotton in the Spotlight

April 19, 2018

There’s still a lot to like about cotton this year, despite competitive, logistical and political issues that could prove challenging in prepping for 2019 and beyond.

Insect Control

In-Crop Needs Drive Transform Momentum

April 18, 2018

Transform insecticide annually overcomes regulatory hurdles to remain a vital crop protection tool.

News

How the Ginning Cost Share Program Gained New Life

April 17, 2018

Thanks to the efforts of many in the industry, a badly-needed cotton relief program found new life on Capitol Hill.

Marketing

USDA Announces 2018 Loan Rate Differentials

April 17, 2018

USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2018-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.

Cotton Production

Sessions from the 2017 MS Row Crop Short Course Now Online

April 17, 2018

Presentations from the 2017 Mississippi State Row Crop Short Course are now part of the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

News

Wrangler Report Touts Value of Soil Conservation Practices

April 17, 2018

Wrangler jeans has published a report highlighting the significant economic and environmental benefits of certain cotton farming techniques.

Insect Control

Biopesticide Option for Bollworm, Budworm Control

April 15, 2018

A host-specific virus is being used to control bollworms and budworms in Arkansas crops.