Cotton Farming

  • It’s big, but it’s not a ‘murder hornet’ June 30, 2020
    Texas A&M AgriLife experts say Texans mistakenly identifying cicada killer wasps as Asian giant hornets. • By Kay Ledbetter • Since the release of information about Asian giant hornets, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists are being inundated with cicada killers and other lookalike insects submitted for identification as a possible “murder hornet,” which thus far has […]
  • Junglerice control after initial glyphosate + dicamba application June 30, 2020
    • By Clay Perkins • Questions continue to be asked on how to best manage junglerice, barnyardgrass and goosegrass in cotton and soybean. Research earlier this spring looking at grass control after an initial glyphosate + dicamba application showed that if a follow-up glyphosate application was applied seven days later better than 90% junglerice control […]
  • NASS report: Cotton plantings estimated at 12.2 million, down 11% June 30, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has issued its 2020 acreage report, which confirms planted cotton acreage is less this season than it was in 2019. All cotton planted area for 2020 is estimated at 12.2 million acres, down 11% from 2019, according to the report. Upland area is estimated at 12 […]
  • Extension hears concerns about poor Palmer amaranth control with dicamba June 30, 2020
    • By Larry Steckel and Clay Perkins • Calls continue to come in on concerns about poor Palmer amaranth control after a dicamba application. More than a few have reported that Palmer amaranth has survived multiple dicamba + glyphosate applications (Example right). In visiting with farmers, consultants and retailers it is interesting to note that […]
  • Hidalgo County, Texas, farmer harvests first cotton bale of 2020 June 30, 2020
    • By Jennifer Dorsett, Field Editor • June 18 was just another day of work for farmers and ranchers across Texas, but for Hidalgo County Farm Bureau member Mike England, it was the first day of cotton harvest. “The farm I harvested the cotton from is a dryland farm, and even though we had a […]
  • New Pima cotton interest could bring cotton fungus to Texas Plains June 25, 2020
    • By Kay Ledbetter • The Texas Plains cotton-growing region is not known for raising Pima varieties of cotton, but an increasing interest in the crop has Texas A&M AgriLife officials concerned the newcomer will bring with it a yield-limiting fungus. Fusarium wilt of cotton race 4, known as FOV4, has had a very limited […]
  • NCSU releases two cotton decision tools June 25, 2020
    North Carolina State University’s cotton Extension specialists Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten have released two decision tools on the NC State Cotton Extension Portal to help growers maximize outcomes while minimizing agronomic risk. The first decision aid is the Cotton Variety Calculator. “We used to publish variety tables for growers, but they could only sort […]