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  • PhytoGen Pima Is the Ultimate Product

    PhytoGen Pima Is the Ultimate Product

    • SPONSORED CONTENT • Ralph Gilkey grows PhytoGen® brand Pima varieties on 100 percent of his cotton acres. He recounts his experience with the exceptional fiber quality that helps him thrive and results in a beautiful finished product. A percentage of the PhytoGen brand Pima cotton grown on Gilkey Five goes ... Read More »
  • Extension Demonstration Double-Take

    Extension Demonstration Double-Take

    I was raised northeast of Lubbock, Texas, on a cotton, grain sorghum, wheat and cattle farm near the community of Farmer, which is just north of Lorenzo. Both of my grandfathers farmed, and I remember them and my dad talking about the importance of leaving the land in better shape ... Read More »
  • Texas Cotton Remains In The Spotlight

    Texas Cotton Remains In The Spotlight

    Sometimes it’s fun to look back 10 years to see where we stand in relation to that time. In March 2009, former Cotton Farming editor Tommy Horton’s cover story was titled “Don’t Mess With Texas: Lone Start State Proudly Delivers Majority Of Crop.” He says, “The indicators are that more ... Read More »
  • Researchers Examine Broiler Litter As Fertilizer For Row Crops

    Researchers Examine Broiler Litter As Fertilizer For Row Crops

    • By Larry Oldham • Editor’s note: Here are highlights of Larry Oldham’s broiler litter article. To see the complete report, go to https://bit.ly/2TTx6X1. Extensive research has been conducted with poultry litter as a nutrient source for row crops within Mississippi. Here are several considerations about including poultry litter in the ... Read More »
  • Field Repair and Burndown: Tillage Effects on Weeds

    Field Repair and Burndown: Tillage Effects on Weeds

    • By Charlie Cahoon and Wes Everman • Most folks are trying to put the 2018 growing season behind them, especially with the abnormally wet, hurricane-ridden, and drawn-out harvest season. However, traveling around the state this Extension season, we’ve observed many ruts which serve as a constant reminder of the challenges ... Read More »
  • Laying Down the Law

    Laying Down the Law

    How have U.S. cotton’s priorities been conveyed? ■ At a recent USDA listening session, the NCC shared the industry’s needs for implementation of 2018 farm law programs administered by the Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service. NCC staff’s input included acknowledging the timely guidance that ... Read More »
  • The National Cotton Ginners’  Association Honors Barnes

    The National Cotton Ginners’ Association Honors Barnes

    The NCGA recognized Dr. Ed Barnes, senior director for Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Division in Cary, North Carolina, as recipient of the NCGA’s 2018-19 Charles C. Owen Distinguished Service Award. It honors those who have provided a career of distinguished service to the U.S. ginning industry. Barnes received ... Read More »