Cotton Farming

  • Ben McNight joins Texas A&M AgriLife as statewide cotton specialist April 1, 2020
    • By Kay Ledbetter • Dr. Ben McKnight returned to familiar territory as he assumed the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide cotton specialist position, April 1. He is based at the Texas A&M University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at College Station. Dr. Larry Redmon, associate department head and AgriLife Extension program leader […]
  • Winter rains helped replenished soil profile in much of Texas April 1, 2020
    Good rains last fall filled soil moisture profiles for much of the state and set up a good yield potential for Texas farmers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, said lines between areas with plenty of good soil moisture and those dealing with drought were […]
  • Protect The Crop From Thrips April 1, 2020
    • By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Thrips are the most consistent pest in cotton each year. So, it was a surprise to University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Phillip Roberts when he found out some farmers looking for ways to cut input costs were not protecting the crop from thrips. “We see such a reliable […]
  • How To Manage Pigweed Effectively April 1, 2020
    Adam Hixson Technical Service Representative, BASF Lubbock, Texas I grew up in central Texas surrounded by agriculture. While attending Texas A&M University, I was a scout for the county Extension agent one summer. I learned what it took to grow cotton and enjoyed interacting with growers, which is still the best part of my job […]
  • The Seam Plays Role In U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol April 1, 2020
    The Seam, which provides commodities trading and agriculture software, recently announced the general release of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It is an integrated technology platform that allows U.S. cotton farmers to assess and verify production practices, environmental footprint and measurement of progress toward long-term sustainability goals. The protocol, initiated by the National Cotton Council, […]
  • Market Mitigation April 1, 2020
    The National Cotton Council continues to engage with the Administration regarding U.S.-China trade relations, which have had significant effects on the cotton market since mid-2018. How has the dispute affected prices, exports? ■ Cotton prices are about 33% lower since the imposition of the 25% retaliatory tariff on U.S. cotton in the U.S.-China trade dispute. […]
  • Kent Fountain To Lead The National Cotton Council April 1, 2020
    Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Georgia, ginner was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2020 during the NCC’s 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. He succeeds Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Alabama. A member of the NCC’s 2001-2002 Cotton Leadership Class, Fountain served as an NCC vice president from 2016-2018 and an NCC […]