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Improve Ragweed Management Practices with New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast

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, Extension Weed Specialist at Virginia ... Read More »

Fall Armyworms Look To Make An Early Start…Again

By Scott Stewart IPM Extension Specialist University of Tennessee It seems that fall armyworms have gotten a running start in recent years. This species does not overwinter in Tennessee, but it may survive warm winters in the extreme southern areas of coastal states during mild winters. It migrates into Tennessee each year. Often, fall armyworms don’t show in substantial numbers ... Read More »

Coloring Cotton with Cotton

By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University A collaborative endeavor has resulted in dyeing cotton with cotton. Archroma has pioneered the concept of using natural wastes and byproducts to synthesize dyes to color textiles. Bryan Dill, from Archroma US Inc., presented the “Earthcolors” technology at the recent international conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists in Wilmington, NC. ... Read More »

Control Palmer amaranth Early

By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University, Research/Extension Weed Scientist Because of the warm weather in March, many fields in Mississippi already contain emerged Palmer amaranth. Therefore, in fields that will not be planted for two to four more weeks, a residual herbicide for Palmer amaranth in a burndown application is critical. These treatments should include paraquat (Gramoxone SL, etc.) at ... Read More »

Farm Leaders Find A Changed Washington

By Dave Kranz Arriving during a time of transition in Washington, D.C., California Farm Bureau Federation directors met with congressional leaders, a Trump transition official and others involved in driving and monitoring the changing political landscape. During a two-day series of meetings in the nation’s capital, CFBF leaders conferred with members and staff at more than two-dozen California congressional offices, ... Read More »

Good Quality & Yield Help Offset Volatile Cotton Prices

Aaron Martinka Editor’s note: Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith went into the field this fall to capture the story of farmers’ experiences with the new Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Following is her special report. Texas cotton producer Aaron Martinka, who grew up in Williamson County, recalls helping his dad, Laddie, on the farm by tromping trailers and hauling cotton ... Read More »

Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT

Daniel Baxley Late Weather Challenges Strong Start Editor’s note: Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith went into the field this fall to capture the story of farmers’ experiences with the new Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Following is her special report. In 1948, Roy Baxley bought a dairy cattle and tobacco operation in the Coastal Plain area near Dillon, S.C. His son, ... Read More »