Cotton Farming

  • Consumers are driving move to more sustainable cotton in California September 25, 2020
    Consumers who purchase luxury cotton textiles want more than cool, soft, absorbent fabric. Increasingly, they demand clothing made from fiber grown using ecologically sound practices and they’re willing to pay for it, said speakers representing the textile industry at a University of California Cooperative Extension webinar on Healthy Soils for Healthy Profits. A recording of […]
  • Defoliating in volatile weather conditions (is this the end of October?) September 24, 2020
    • By Tyson Raper • If you trust the forecast, volatile temperatures should increase over the weekend before again falling into the upper 40s by the middle of next week. Thanks, 2020. Unfortunately, we do not have great options after Sunday and fields in West Tennessee are wet. This blog covers the mixes I’m running […]
  • Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet September 24, 2020
    Researchers at Washington State University have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, could spread and find ideal habitat both in the United States and globally. Sharing their discoveries in a newly published article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team found that […]
  • Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass management: Now is the time! September 24, 2020
    • By Daniel Stephenson and Josh Copes • Glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass has been an issue in the mid-South for the past 10 to 15 years. In Louisiana, growers have been battling this pest for five to 10 years, and the problem is spreading each year. Louisiana does not have ryegrass issues like Mississippi, but if […]
  • LDAF offers update on mystery seed shipments September 23, 2020
    Nearly two months after the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry first reported that Louisiana residents received unsolicited packages of seeds originating from China, there is an update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “According to our contacts at the USDA, so far, there have been very few weeds or species containing diseases which is […]
  • U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol launches nationwide grower recruitment September 22, 2020
    American cotton growers now can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of U.S. cotton. As consumers continue to demand eco-friendly products, enrolling in the Trust Protocol will help growers ensure markets for their cotton by verifiably demonstrating the sustainability record of American cotton in the global market. […]
  • UArk to hold first-ever online cotton field day Oct. 1 September 22, 2020
    An Oct. 1 online cotton field day will conclude a series of four online commodity field days by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The Division of Agriculture held its research field days online this year to provide Arkansas growers safe, two-way interaction with division researchers and extension specialists during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]