Cotton Farming

  • Control Palmer amaranth Early April 3, 2017
    By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University, Research/Extension Weed Scientist Because of the warm weather in March, many fields in Mississippi already contain emerged Palmer amaranth. Therefore, in fields that will not be planted for two to four more weeks, a residual herbicide for Palmer amaranth in a burndown application is critical. These treatments should include […]
  • Planting And Harvesting Capacity In Cotton Production April 3, 2017
    Estimated From Days Suitable For Fieldwork By Terry W. Griffin, Ph.D., Kansas State University; Michael J. Buschermohle, Ph.D., University of Tennessee; and Edward M. Barnes, Ph.D., Cotton Incorporated Editor’s Note: As Tennessee cotton specialist Tyson Raper says on page 21, the forecast points to increased cotton acreage in 2017. With this scenario in mind, Raper […]
  • Standing on Solid Ground April 3, 2017
    West Tennesseans Committed To Family And Farming Cotton By Carroll Smith Editor ‘Farming must be sustainable, and raising cotton is how I can make that happen,” says Clinton Evans, who farms with his son, David III “Buddy,” in West Tennessee as Clinton Evans Farms. Last year, the father-and-son team grew 750 acres of cotton and […]
  • Planting Considerations April 3, 2017
    ARIZONA Deciding on the appropriate time to begin planting cotton in the spring can be a difficult decision. Warm, early spring days will sometimes provide an “itch” to get into the field and start planting. However, warm spring days can also be followed by very cool nights that lead to less-than-optimum soil temperature conditions for […]
  • Meeting The Need April 3, 2017
    The National Cotton Council (NCC) believes it is crucial that a meaningful safety net for cotton be included in the next farm bill. What is the current economic situation? During the past few years, U.S. cotton producers have struggled with cotton prices not adequate enough to cover their production costs. Although prices have improved from […]
  • Register Now For May And June Cotton Ginners School April 3, 2017
    The Cotton Ginners School program marks its 31st year of classes in 2017. The Southwest Ginners School recently conducted the first session in Lubbock, Texas, at the South Plains Ginning Laboratory. The Western Ginners School is scheduled for May 2-4 in Mesilla Park, N.M., and the Stoneville Ginners School will be held June 6-8 in […]
  • Conference Helps Young Farmers Enhance Advocacy April 3, 2017
    By Christine Souza California Farm Bureau Federation To help young farmers and ranchers negotiate the financial, political and regulatory challenges that come their way, young agriculturalists met in Modesto for the 2017 California Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference. California Farm Bureau Federation YF&R members — farmers, ranchers and agricultural professionals ages 18 to 35 — […]