Cotton Farming

  • Defoliation Tips and More October 2, 2017
    ARIZONA Harvest season is upon us. As pickers enter the field, questions related to heat stress effects begin to be answered. Several consecutive days of heat stress during late June and mid-July had a significant impact on boll retention and pollination. Higher incidence of “hooked-beak” bolls has been observed across the state. This phenomenon is […]
  • Sills Joins Georgia Cotton Commission October 2, 2017
    The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce that Taylor Sills had joined the commission staff as Director of Public Affairs. Sills previously worked as the Young Farmer Coordinator at Georgia Farm Bureau. In this role, Sills coordinated activities to support, promote, and encourage Young Farmers within Georgia Farm Bureau. He also served GFB as […]
  • Hurricane Harvey Is No Match For Texas Grit October 2, 2017
    COMMENTARY By Russell Boening Texas Farm Bureau President A challenge brings out the best in us, but a horrific natural disaster shows everyone just how strong they truly are. And here in the Lone Star State, we made a new category — Texas Strong. The heart, resilience and spirit of Texas, and of our farmers […]
  • Borba Family Honored At Ag One Community Salute October 2, 2017
    This event raised more than $850,000 for the Ag One Foundation The Borba Family, longtime leaders in Central Valley agriculture, were honored at the Ag One Community Salute at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall. The event’s 18th edition is the first to honor a family and recognized third-generation member Tina Borba and her sons, […]
  • Disastrous Wildfires Show Need For Improved Policies October 2, 2017
    Commentary California Farm Bureau advocates for an end to ‘fire borrowing’ and takes other actions to reform forestry practices By Erin Huston California Farm Bureau Federation As dozens of wildfires burn across California and other Western states, the pressure ratchets up on Congress to take long-awaited action to reform federal policy on forestry and wildfire prevention. […]
  • Industry News October 2, 2017
    Thriving In Cotton Series Kicks Off In November Are resistant weeds a problem on your farm? Is bacterial blight or nematodes keeping you from reaching top yields? To help cotton farmers make next season their best yet, PhytoGen is sponsoring a Thriving in Cotton series beginning with the November issue of Cotton Farming. Each column […]
  • Cotton Gin Trash Finds New Life In Power Production October 2, 2017
    Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration was held recently on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station showcasing a biomass- fueled fluidized bed gasifier, using cotton gin trash and […]