National Cotton News

  • Improve Ragweed Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast August 3, 2017
    Excessive reliance on glyphosate to control ragweed has allowed resistant varieties to flourish in cotton production systems. A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Herbicide-resistant Common Ragweed Management in Cotton” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts diversify management practices and herbicide applications to better control ragweed populations. This 27-minute talk by Charlie Cahoon, […]
  • 2017 Cotton Crop Progress August 3, 2017
      ARIZONA In my travels around the state over recent weeks, I have observed cotton fields at all stages of development. The crop in western Arizona has now been terminated and is being prepped for harvest. The remainder of the state is at varying stages from peak bloom to cut-out. For the most part, as […]
  • My Turn: Bob Griffin August 3, 2017
    Motor Cooking & Other Reflections I began scouting cotton in 1978 after my dear grandmother saw an ad in the local newspaper soliciting cotton scouts to work for the Phillips County, Ark., Cooperative Extension Service. After working there for three summers, I began managing the insecticide screening plots at the Cotton Branch Experiment Station in […]
  • Cotton Ginning Marketplace August 3, 2017
    Tune Up Your Safety Program It’s late summer, which means ginning season is right around the corner. And a few of you are already well into it by now. We always joke that repair season is over when cotton shows up on the yard. There are always a million things that seem to never get […]
  • Industry News for August 2017 August 3, 2017
    Be A Hometown Hero: Enter The Transform My Community Contest To Win $20,000 Attention hometown heroes! Tell us how Transform WG insecticide has transformed your cotton fields and how $20,000 could improve your community. The third annual Transform My Community Contest opens Aug. 1 to consultants and farmers in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee […]
  • In-Season Cotton Picker Cleaning/Servicing Tips August 3, 2017
    Properly cleaning and servicing the cotton picker each night or morning will result in better performance and lower potential of fire throughout the day. Most producers do a thorough cleaning from top to bottom before greasing, adding fluids, and inspecting and repairing. Here are some picker cleaning and servicing tips from Cotton Incorporated. Cleaning Procedures […]
  • When To Take A ‘Chill Pill’ August 3, 2017
    Cotton, Cutout And Termination Of Insecticide Applications Scott Stewart IPM Specialist University of Tennessee Extension Cotton becomes less sensitive to injury from tarnished plant bugs and other pests as it matures. Below are data from a multi-state study done in the Mid-South on Bt cotton. It shows that terminating insecticide application for tarnished plant bug […]