National Cotton News

  • Control Insect Pests To Protect High Yields July 2, 2018
    While attending Mississippi State University, I learned through the friend of a friend about cotton consulting. I knew from that moment this profession was meant for me. I changed my major from forestry to ag pest management, and after graduation, I got my consultant’s license. I was fortunate to pick up my first customer — […]
  • ‘Better Bet Than Tomatoes’ July 1, 2018
    California Farmers Discuss Reasons For Switching To Cotton. • By Lisa Lieberman •  As Central Valley producers face ongoing low water allocations and stagnant processing tomato prices, farmers say they are considering allocating fewer acres to tomatoes and devoting more land to Pima cotton. Pima cotton — the primary variety grown in the Central Valley — […]
  • Cotton Incorporated Combats FOV4 In The Southwest July 1, 2018
    Across the South Plains, Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas, the vast diversity of challenges in this year’s crop is clearly noticeable. Weather conditions, seed varieties and weed control issues have brought growers together on the turnrow to discuss critical production practice decisions for the 2018 cotton crop. In recent months, the discovery of Fusarium wilt […]
  • Tips For Irrigating Cotton In The Southeast July 1, 2018
    • By Guy Collins, North Carolina State University • Due to prolonged rainy weather during the second half of May, the 2018 North Carolina cotton crop can be categorized into distinctive groups, at least for now. A relatively high proportion of our acres were planted during the first couple of weeks of May, with very few […]
  • West Texas: As Dry As It Gets July 1, 2018
    • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Twitter is known for the limited number of characters allowed for messages. However, the social media platform’s required brevity was no hurdle for West Texas cotton farmer Shawn Holladay this spring. As he posted tweets from the field in southeastern Dawson County, there wasn’t a whole lot to talk about […]
  • Practice Seed House Safety And Proper Maintenance July 1, 2018
    Overhead seed houses are valuable for short-term seed storage, wet seed storage and gins with limited yard space. Design improvements allow overhead seed houses to be an efficient method for loading trucks from flat-storage houses. When fully loaded, a double-hopper seed house can weigh 200,000 pounds or more. This load hovers above trucks and personnel, […]
  • Industry News for July 2018 July 1, 2018
    Environmental Protection Agency Awards $2 Million In Water Quality Grants In a check presentation ceremony held recently on the banks of the Big Sunflower River in Coahoma County, Mississippi, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (center) presented checks totaling $2 million to improve water quality and crop production in the Mississippi River Basin. From left, Pruitt is […]