Focus on Cotton

  • 66th Annual West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference December 31, 2018
    Audio-visual webcasts of the 66th Annual West Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference held in Lubbock, Texas, on September 11, 2018, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • Crop Rotations - Lessons Learned and Changing Times December 31, 2018
    With changing cropping systems and volatile markets, crop rotation offers the ability to increase yields without increasing inputs. The "rotation effect" has been observed in corn/soybean rotations for years and has also been quite evident in rotations involving cotton. Increases of 10-20% or more have been observed when averaged across years and various other inputs. […]
  • Cover Crop Management Considerations December 29, 2018
    Planting cover crops is currently one of the most popular topics in U.S. agriculture, but identifying how to manage cover crops to maximize their benefits is critical in planting both single species and cover crop mixtures. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Southeast to understand how management can affect cover […]
  • NRCS and Louisiana Cotton Sustainability Pilot Project December 29, 2018
    Over the last several years, sustainability has become a hot topic for the agricultural industry. The Fieldprint Platform (FPP) was developed by the Field to Market Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture for cotton, rice, soybeans, corn, wheat, potatoes, and alfalfa farmers. In 2016 the Louisiana Cotton Sustainability Pilot Project was created as a joint project of […]
  • Achieving Healthy Soil in Low Rainfall Environments December 29, 2018
    Semi-arid ecoregions have some of the harshest growing conditions, and while the principles of soil health management systems are the same across ecoregions, practices must be optimized for different environmental conditions. This presentation will help consultants, county agents, growers, and other practitioners in cotton-producing, semi-arid regions to understand the challenges of and practical solutions to […]
  • The Importance of Soil Microorganisms to Keeping Soils Healthy December 21, 2018
    What does it mean for a cotton producer to have healthy soils? How do you know that your soils are healthy? How do you develop and maintain healthy soils? These are just some of the questions this presentation will explore, as soil health can influence yield and production costs. For humans, plants, animals, and all […]
  • Status Update on Fusarium Wilt of Cotton Race 4 in Texas and New Mexico December 7, 2018
    A potentially-devastating race of Fusarium wilt of cotton, race 4 (FOV4), previously confined in North America to the San Joaquin Valley of California, was confirmed in the El Paso area in 2017. While it is too early to know whether it will continue to spread to other cotton production areas of the United States, this […]
  • Herbicide Resistance Status and Seedbank Persistence of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and Waterhemp (A. tuberculatus) in Texas October 28, 2018
    Weed resistance is a growing issue in Texas, particularly in the two major pigweed species: Palmer amaranth and waterhemp. However, knowledge has been limited on the current level of resistance in these species as well as their persistence in the soil seedbank. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in Texas to understand […]
  • Cotton Module Electronic Numbering Standard October 23, 2018
    Historically seed cotton modules have been identified using custom systems developed by individual gins for their customers. With the move to electronic data management and the potential for different manufacturers to provide pre-numbered module covers or tags, a numbering standard for seed cotton modules is needed. Therefore, the goal of this project is to provide […]
  • Nutrient Management: Practical Considerations to Reduce Nutrient Loss October 18, 2018
    Water quality can be both a regional and local issue in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Having more locally available information regarding how management can impact water quality will help propel the region into the future as concerns grow regarding input costs and environmental issues related to the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of […]