Cotton Farming

  • PhytoGen Launches Full Portfolio Of W3FE Varieties for 2018 March 21, 2018
    PhytoGen has added five new varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait to its 2018 line-up. These new varieties complement existing PhytoGen brand varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait (W3FE), offering a full portfolio for the 2018 growing season. “When you combine these trait technologies with […]
  • Tips To Maximize Planting Efficiency March 1, 2018
    Technology And Hands-On Efforts Work Together By Carroll Smith Editor An impressive lineup of cotton varieties is available for the 2018 growing season, and farmers have been busy deciding which ones to plant on their farms. Although phenomenal yields and good quality have been coming out of the field recently, cottonseed is not a cheap […]
  • ‘Advice From A Wise Old Man’ March 1, 2018
    Words to contemplate and live by often come from unexpected and sometimes anonymous sources. While scrolling through Facebook last weekend, I ran across a post that caught my eye. It was titled “Advice From A Wise Old Man.” There was no author mentioned so I suppose this falls into the anonymous category. I have always […]
  • Countdown to Planting Season March 1, 2018
    CALIFORNIA Heading into the 2018 growing season, the biggest “maybe” out there again is irrigation water supplies and lack of rain and snow to date. Water supply issues are not yet a “done deal” for 2018. We are still hoping for some rain and snow and better decisions and release of workable amounts of water […]
  • Pray For Rain March 1, 2018
    During the late 1950s through the early ’70s, I was blessed to grow up in the Coastal Bend region of Texas in a farming community called West Sinton, which was composed of a church, a grocery store and a cotton gin. The nearest towns were anywhere from 10-14 miles away. It was country life at […]
  • Cotton Ginning Marketplace March 1, 2018
    National Cotton Ginners Association Presents Awards, Elects New Officers Dwayne Alford, former manager and vice president of YUCO Gin, and who provided several years of dedicated service to the U.S. cotton industry, is the 2017 Horace Hayden National Cotton Ginner of the Year. The annual National Cotton Ginners Association’s award is presented to a ginner […]
  • Industry News for March 2018 March 1, 2018
    Texan To Lead The National Cotton Council In 2018 Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, Texas, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2018. Named during the NCC’s 2018 annual meeting, Craft moves up from NCC vice chairman to succeed Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, Georgia. Active in state […]