Cotton Farming

  • Dr. Gaylon Morgan Joins Cotton Incorporated As Research Director June 19, 2019
    Cotton Incorporated has named Dr. Gaylon Morgan research director, Agricultural & Environmental Research Division. In this role, Morgan will focus on weed and weed management research, according to a news release. A recognized expert in this area, he joins the company at a time when such expertise is most needed. Weed control and emerging diseases […]
  • Start Scouting As Plants Bugs, Stink Bugs Move Into Cotton Early June 17, 2019
    The season’s early onset of drought-like conditions has several insects on the move early. Plant bugs and stink bugs are moving from their wild host plants into cotton earlier than farmers usually expect. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Ron Smith says the plant bug situation is not one producers are unfamiliar with, but earlier action […]
  • Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers Damaging Young Cotton June 14, 2019
    • By Angus Catchot • I have had quite a few calls this year about threecornered alfalfa hoppers in cotton. There have been a few treatments on limited acres to date. In the past damage has usually been confined to field borders, but again this year it seems to be more widespread across whole fields […]
  • Mississippi Senator Asks President To OK Pumps To Drain Backwater Flooding June 13, 2019
    U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-MS, has asked President Donald Trump to approve use of temporary pumps in the Yazoo Backwater Area to begin removing floodwaters that have contaminated the region for months on end. In a letter sent June 13 to the president, Hyde-Smith summarized the statutes, presidential disaster declaration and emergency funding available to […]
  • Managing Early Season Plant Bigs In Cotton June 13, 2019
    • By Scott Stewart • Good early-season management of tarnished plant bugs relies on a sweep net, monitoring square retention, and making timely insecticide applications as needed. During the first two weeks of squaring, the recommended treatment threshold is an average of eight or more plant bugs per 100 sweeps. After that, treatment is recommended […]
  • Texas High Plains Crops Suffer After Too Much Moisture At Planting June 11, 2019
    While rainfall is important for crop production, the amounts falling across the High Plains have negatively impacted row crops and agricultural operations, with potential effects extending into the summer growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, says a significant amount of this year’s […]
  • Influx Of Insect Pests Complicates Mid-South Growing Season June 10, 2019
    As if Mid-South producers don’t have enough on their minds with rutted fields, flooding and late planting, now an influx of insect pests has made their lives even more difficult. And it’s not limited to just one crop, either. Cotton “This has been one of the lightest thrips we’ve experienced in a long time,” says […]