Resources Directory

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  • Morning Farm Report Weekly Ag Weather Video

    The weekly weather video. This video specifically addresses weather as it pertains to agricultural disciplines for this specific week.

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  • Seed Matrix™

    SeedMatrix.com, a service of the Context Network, will display and provide tools for cotton growers to compare yields and fiber quality of new cotton varieties. Data have been…

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  • Field to Market

    Field To Market® is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. The group…

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  • Handling Cotton Exposed to Excessive Rainfall

    Given the weather conditions that have challenged the southeastern United States this harvest season, suggestions for handling seed cotton exposed to excessive rainfall from the National Cotton Council…

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  • Mid‐South Cotton Defoliation Guide

    This defoliation guide is a cooperative effort between Mississippi State University, University of Tennessee and University of Arkansas.  It includes a description different approaches to determine when to…

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  • Securing Round Modules for Transport

    Round modules offer additional options for transporting seed cotton to the gin.  The National Cotton Ginners have a short publication  on securing round modules for transport on trailers that…

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  • Mix My Sprayer

    Mix My Sprayer was created by Clemson University to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment.  Both iOS and Android versions…

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  • Sprayer Calibration App

    This free mobile app was created at Clemson University to aid in the proper calibration of spraying equipment.  Both iOS and Android versions are available.

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  • Focus on Cotton

    A collection of webcasts released two times per month addresses timely cotton management issues. A collaborative project between Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

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  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation

    CRDC’s purpose is to support the performance of the Australian cotton industry: helping to increase both productivity and profitability of their growers.

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  • Cotton Harvest Information

    This Cotton Incorporated web page has information on preparing pickers and strippers for harvest, and how to maintain them during harvest as well has best practices for storing…

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  • Arkansas Row Crops Blog

    This resource provides the latest news and information on Arkansas row crop production.

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  • IPNI’s Cotton Doctor

    A good guide for diagnosing nutrient deficiencies, diseases, and herbicide injuries in cotton.

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  • Clemson Cotton Production Information

    The Clemson University website provides South Carolina cotton producers support in the areas of economics, cotton management, cotton resources and pest management.

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  • Cotton Info App for Android Tablets

    The Cotton Info App is a collection of reference materials gear towards growers, consultants and extension workers. The app is especially designed for those who may not have…

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  • Cotton Info App for iPads

    The Cotton Info App is a collection of reference materials gear towards growers, consultants and extension workers. The app is especially designed for those who may not have…

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  • Cotton Advisor

    This app is designed to assist cotton producers by allowing access to cotton production guidelines developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Cotton Inc, and…

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  • AgroClimate: Agricultural Climate Tools for the Southeast

    This site has many tools and data sources to help manage weather and climate risk for agricultural crops.  While most of the focus is on the southeastern United…

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  • Crop Water Use App

    The University of Missouri-Extension Service has launched an irrigation phone app that uses the university's network of electronic weather station around the state. The program is based on field…

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  • Crop Protect

    Discover the products which are most effective against common pests, in conditions relevant to you.

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  • University of Missouri Cotton Information

    This site provides a collection of general resources specific to managing cotton in Missouri.  Links to production guides, pest management, and cotton budgets are provided.

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  • California Cotton Production Information

    A collection of cotton production information from the University of California Agronomy Research and Information Center.  Provides links to newsletters, production guidelines and variety trial results.

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  • University of Arizona Cotton Page

    Cotton management resources from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service.  Includes links to pest management information, crop production tips, and variety trial results.

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  • NMSU Cotton Production Page

    This page captures recent cotton related announcements and production information from New Mexico State University.  Scroll down the page to find the link to the latest edition of…

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  • University of Florida Cotton Page

    A collection of cotton related links to University of Florida cotton production information.  Includes links to variety selection tools, production practices and budgets.

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  • Auburn Extension Cotton Information

    Several links of interest to Alabama cotton producers, including variety trial results, IPM guides, and news.

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  • Virginia Cotton Production Guide

    The guide that is provided as a PDF provides the latest cotton production recommendations from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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  • University of Tennessee Cotton Page

    A collection of cotton production information from the University of Tennessee including weed management, insect control, and variety trial results.

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  • LSU Ag Center Cotton Page

    The cotton production page from Louisiana State University Ag Center contains information on: variety performance; diseases, weed and insect management / identification; as well as cost and return…

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  • University of Arkansas Extension Cotton Page

    A collection of Arkansas cotton information from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.  Note that you need to scroll down the page and click on the topic…

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  • NCSU Cotton

    Current news and cotton production recommendations from the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service.

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  • Georgia Cotton News

    Current news and cotton production recommendations from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.

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  • Kansas State Cotton Information

    Cotton publications from the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University.  Includes links to a general production guide for cotton producers and Kansas variety performance tests results.

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  • Oklahoma State University Cotton Page

    The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences website at Oklahoma State University contains a collection of information for Oklahoma cotton producers.  It includes extension reports, meeting announcements, a…

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  • Texas Cotton Production Information

    This website contains information on several key areas of cotton production and management for Texas cotton producers and others in the southwest from Texas A&M University.

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  • Cotton Production in Arkansas

    The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides up-to-date educational programs consisting of research-based information for profitable cotton production.

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  • Mississippi Crop Situation – Cotton

    The Mississippi Crop Situation blog provides producers, consultants, and industry within Mississippi with up-to-date, timely, and unbiased information to help maintain profitability.

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  • UTcrops News Blog – Cotton

    University of Tennessee blog dedicated to current cotton production information and news

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  • Texas IPM Newsletters and Blogs

    This resource provides links to newsletters and blogs from IPM agents across Texas

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  • University of Arizona Field Crops IPM Shorts

    This page contains links to educational information from current research in field crops by University of Arizona Researchers. The purpose is to inform PCAs, growers and other interested…

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  • UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines

    This guide outlines an overall Cotton IPM program and includes a Year-Round IPM Program Annual Checklist.

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  • Monthly Economic Newsletter

    Unique analysis of the latest events affecting the world cotton supply and demand situation and world cotton prices.

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  • Executive Cotton Update

    Overview of key macroeconomic indicators impacting the world’s cotton supply chains with focus on downstream demand.

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  • Predicted Precipitation Maps From NOAA

    Planning an irrigation, herbicide application or harvest and want to know if it is going to rain in your area?  NOAA maintains precipitation forecast maps (amount of precipitation)…

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  • Whitefly Management & Prevention of Excess Sugars in Cotton

    Preventing excess insect sugars in cotton fibers that lead to risks of "sticky cotton" in the marketplace is of paramount importance to the cotton industry. This presentation will…

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  • Preventing Sticky Cotton Caused by Aphids and Whiteflies

    This presentation will help cotton growers, consultants and Pest Control Advisers in California and Arizona understand the importance of managing whiteflies and aphids to prevent sticky cotton.

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  • Texas Cotton Pests

    This app offers a reference for cotton pests and control tactics in Texas.

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  • Management of Irrigation Systems in Tennessee (MOIST) Scheduling

    MOIST is a spreadsheet that uses a water balance approach to help schedule irrigations.

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  • Missouri Irrigation Water Resources

    A collection of tools available from the University of Missouri to increase irrigation water use efficiency.  Includes investment costs guides, water use estimators, and information on pond design.

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  • Arkansas Irrigation Tools

    A collection of tools from the University of Arkansas includes different ways to schedule irrigation and ways to improve the efficiency of furrow irrigation systems.

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  • Oklahoma Mesonet

    The Oklahoma Mesonet is a collection of 120 weather stations that cover all of the state.   There are several agricultural tools to help take advantage of that data including…

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  • Crop Weather Program for South Texas

    The Crop Weather Program provides real-time access to weather data from stations in south Texas and tools to use the data for crop management decisions including: planting, irrigation,…

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  • Texas ET Network

    Access to data from several Texas A&M weather stations across the state.  Includes information on reference evapotranspiration (ET) and local crop coefficients.  Historic weather data for the stations are…

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  • SE Agricultural Stink Bug ID – Android App

    The SE Agricultural Stink Bug ID is designed for use by university researchers, extension specialists, county agent, consultants, scouts and growers who need to identify stink bugs collected…

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  • SE Agricultural Stink Bug ID – Apple App

    The SE Agricultural Stink Bug ID is designed for use by university researchers, extension specialists, county agent, consultants, scouts and growers who need to identify stink bugs collected…

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  • GA Cotton Insect Advisor – Apple App

    For Apple Products: The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of stink bug pests in Georgia.

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  • GA Cotton Insect Advisor – Android App

    For Android: The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of stink bug pests in Georgia.

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  • University of Missouri Variety Trial Results

    The page contains results from the latest variety trials conducted by the University of Missouri available for multiple locations.

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  • Irrigation App

    The SmartIrrigation Cotton App is an interactive tool that will automatically download data from the closest weather station to help estimate cotton's irrigation water requirements. Currently available for…

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  • National Statistics for Cotton

    USDA NASS Statistics for cotton including acreage, ginning, monthly marketing, prices, production, value, as well as a range of charts and graphs

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  • COTMAN

    COTMAN uses cotton crop monitoring techniques to summarize crop development status, detect stress, and assist with in-season management decisions

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  • Crop Nutrition Library

    Fertility information for a number of crops - not just cotton. Covers macro- and micronutrients, as well as application and management suggestions. Note this site is sponsored by…

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  • Cotton LEADS™

    Cotton LEADS™ is a program that is committed to responsible cotton production and is founded on core principles that are consistent with sustainability, the use of best practices…

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  • Cotton Today

    The site highlights many of the positive efforts the cotton industry is making to continuously adopt more sustainable practices.

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  • Cotton Crop Quality

    Provides several tools for tracking the fiber quality of U.S. cotton, including weekly and annual summary reports.

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  • USCROP™ Software

    This program provides a way to determine the number of U.S. cotton bales in a given season meeting user defined fiber quality parameters. Results can be limited to…

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  • Cotton Communicator™ Software

    Cotton Incorporated's Engineered Fiber Selection® (EFS®) Cotton Communicator™ program provides options to create Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files from three different input file types and uses the data…

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  • Monthly Cottonseed Prices

    Monthly cottonseed prices by region and supply/demand estimates.

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  • Whole Cottonseed

    This site provides good background on whole cottonseed as a feed ingredient, especially for dairy cows. It is also a place for sellers and buyers of cottonseed to…

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  • Cotton Production Budgets

    It is important to be able to know production costs for your specific farming operation, and for you to be able to compare yourself and do some benchmarking…

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  • 2015 Upland Cotton Loan Valuation Model

    The Upland Cotton Loan Valuation Program is designed to facilitate calculation of Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) upland cotton loan premium and discount values given high-volume instrument (HVI) classing…

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  • Cotton, Corn and Soybean Net Return Comparison Decision Aid

    The decision tool contains five Excel worksheets which compares net returns above variable production costs for three alternative sets of crop production choices: (1) cotton versus corn, (2)…

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  • Southern Southeastern

    The home page for the Southern Cotton Producers and Southeastern Cotton Ginners.  These groups represent cotton producers and ginners in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and…

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  • South Carolina Cotton Board

    The home page of the South Carolina Cotton Board who represent local cotton producers.

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  • Georgia Cotton Commission

    The Georgia Cotton Commission represents Georgia cotton producers and their site provides links to current cotton information and news.

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  • Oklahoma Cotton Council

    The website for the Oklahoma Cotton Council who serves the Oklahoma cotton industry.

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  • Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association

    While focused on cotton ginning, the web site contains links to many regional cotton organizations within Texas.

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  • Arizona Cotton Ginners Association

    Web page for the Arizona Cotton Ginners Association and includes announcements and meetings of interest to all involved in Arizona cotton production.

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  • California Cotton Ginners & Growers Associations

    News and information for California cotton growers and ginners.

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  • Texas Cotton Producers

    This resource provides an overview of the Texas Cotton Producers organization as well as the contact information for all 8 regional cotton grower organizations.  Web addresses are also…

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  • Texas Cotton Basis Tool

    Basis is the difference between a cash price and the futures price of a particular commodity on a given futures exchange. This tool provides basis information for Cotton,…

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  • Cotton’s Weekly Price and Market Review with Cotton Incorporated Senior Economist Jon Devine

    Cotton Incorporated's Senior Economist Jon Devine provides a weekly update on cotton prices and the current market situation in an audio report that last about 2 minutes.  Factors impacting…

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  • Climate Data for Georgia

    This web site is designed to provide weather and climate data for Georgia's farmers and county agents.

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  • The Cotton Board

    The Cotton Board is the oversight and administrative arm of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program, representing U.S. Upland cotton. The Cotton Board is responsible for providing the…

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  • Cotton Leader Newsletter

    Get the latest updates on the Cotton Research and Promotion Program from the Cotton Board through their monthly newsletter.   This newsletter was previously mailed to all cotton…

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  • California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS)

    CIMIS weather stations are distributed throughout California. The data from these stations can be used to help determine when cotton irrigation is needed.

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  • The Arizona Meteorological Network

    A great resource for Arizona cotton producers and includes links to current and past weather conditions for sites around the state, and crop reports.  Links directly to irrigation…

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  • Arizona Irrigation Scheduling System (AZSCHED)

    AZSCHED (PC software) automatically retrieves data from Arizona weather stations. When combined with soil data and crop type, data can assist in scheduling irrigations.

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  • Cotton Incorporated Agricultural Research Division

    Agricultural and Environmental Research Division Information is available on Cotton Incorporated’s website.

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  • University of Arizona Cotton Advisories

    Several Arizona cotton specific crop reports can be found here, including heat unit accumulation, real-time crop heat stress updates, crop water use, maturity dates to assist with harvest,…

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  • National Cotton Council

    The National Cotton Council of America represents all U.S. cotton industry segments: producers, ginners, warehousers, merchants, cottonseed, cooperatives, and manufacturers.

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  • North Carolina Cotton Producers Association

    The North Carolina Cotton Producers Association website provides information of interest to N.C. cotton producers.

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