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Cotton Farming

  • Feral pig baits show promise April 12, 2021
    • Kenneth Gautreaux • Feral pigs are a nuisance in many areas of the country, causing billions of dollars in damage. Scientists with the LSU AgCenter and the LSU Department of Chemistry are working on a bait and delivery system to help reduce the population of feral hogs. Glen Gentry, LSU AgCenter feral hog specialist, […]
  • Plains Cotton Growers CEO Steve Verett plans to retire after 24 years April 9, 2021
    Plains Cotton Growers Inc. CEO Steve Verett has decided to retire after 24 years of service to PCG and the High Plains cotton industry, effective June 30. He notified the PCG Board of Directors of his decision at the organization’s April 9 board meeting. Verett has served as the CEO of the Lubbock-based organization since […]
  • May 5 webinar follows up on cotton industry plastics contamination April 8, 2021
    Plastic contamination is one of the greatest problems for cotton producers, affecting every segment of the cotton industry. To help educate cotton producers, ginners and others involved in the cotton industry on this topic, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer the free follow-up Plastics in Cotton Seminar II webinar May 5. The webinar, […]
  • Control Insects, Manage For Earliness April 7, 2021
    • SPONSORED CONTENT • Ashley Peters Peters Crop Consulting Crowville, Louisiana I grew up in Franklin Parish where my father farmed for about 40 years. Cotton was our predominant crop, so I had a lot of experience plowing, planting, spraying, hoeing and harvesting. In 1996, there were more cotton acres in Franklin Parish than there […]
  • Many herbicides are in tight supply — what are the substitutes? April 6, 2021
    • By Larry Steckel • The constant word I am hearing from retailers is that many herbicides are in tight or limited supply going into the spring. This all started back in late January when the most commonly used spring wheat herbicide, Axial Bold, sold out quickly and was followed shortly by Osprey. This was […]
  • Commodity markets surge as USDA reports 2021 planting intentions April 5, 2021
    • By Ryan McGeeney • As world markets slowly unfurl from the global knot of the COVID-19 pandemic, futures markets for both soybean and corn responded in a powerfully positive manner March 31 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Prospective Plantings Report. The report, conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, reflects producers’ […]
  • 2021 TCGA Special Section April 2, 2021