Cotton Farming

  • Management Considerations For The Rest Of 2019 August 15, 2019
    • By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten • Statewide, the 2019 crop continues to be the most variable crop that we’ve seen in quite some time, primarily due to planting date, timing and duration of drought/heat stress, and spotty rains. In some areas, the crop varies widely within a small area, while other areas are […]
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Plans Aug. 23 Cotton Production Meeting Near Spearman August 14, 2019
    The Hutchinson and Hansford Cotton Production Meeting, hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Aug. 22 at the Adobe Walls Gin, 10175 Farm-to-Market Road 51 between Stinnett and Spearman. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration. A shrimp boil lunch will be sponsored by NexGen and West Gaines Seed. The event […]
  • Plan To Attend Beltwide, Jan. 8-10, For Latest Research Information August 12, 2019
    The 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for Jan. 8-10, 2020, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, will update attendees on the latest research and technology. The conferences, coordinated by the National Cotton Council, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel. The forum helps U.S. […]
  • USDA-NASS Report Predicts 23% Increase In Cotton Production August 12, 2019
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its August acreage report recently showing updated acreage from 14 states that were not finished planting during the agency’s initial report June 28. The weather-related delays affected cotton planting in Arkansas. Overall, NASS estimates cotton production will be up 23% nationwide compared to 2018. All […]
  • Cotton Cercospora Leaf Spot Observed Across North Carolina August 12, 2019
    • By Lindsey Thiessen • Cercospora leaf spot of cotton (Fig. 1), caused Cercospora gossypina (syn. Mycosphaerella gossypina), has been observed across North Carolina cotton growing regions. Foliar symptoms include reddish lesions that enlarge to have white to light brown centers. These symptoms may also be similar to other foliar diseases, like Stemphylium leaf spot […]
  • Control, Residual, Minimal Impact on Beneficials August 1, 2019
    • SPONSORED CONTENT • This season has been a challenge for getting anything planted in the Mid-South. I’ve been in the field for almost 30 years, and I’ve never seen a planting season this delayed. It seemed like we caught a rain every five to seven days since the 2018 harvest all the way up […]
    • SPONSORED CONTENT •“Our family farm operation grows cotton, yellow and white food corn and alfalfa in the Texas Panhandle. We’ve worked with Precision Planting technology for a while. Every year, we look at the new technology they come out with to see if it will improve the job of planting on our operation to […]