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  • Cotton Incorporated Combats FOV4 In The Southwest

    Cotton Incorporated Combats FOV4 In The Southwest

    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 race 4 (FOV4) in fields ... Read More »
  • Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Offers Water-Saving Incentives

    Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Offers Water-Saving Incentives

    The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is offering financial incentives in the form of tax credits to state farmers and landowners who make land improvements that help conserve water. Among the projects that may qualify are building surface water reservoirs, land leveling, converting from groundwater to surface water, and installing certain irrigation water measuring and control devices. Read More »
  • ‘Better Bet Than Tomatoes’

    ‘Better Bet Than Tomatoes’

    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 — requires less water, has lower ... Read More »
  • Cotton Insect Situation

    Cotton Insect Situation

    • By Scott Stewart • Tarnished plant bug infestations are sporadic and variable, mostly a scout a spray scenario. I’ve had a number of comments, especially from the Mississippi River Bottoms, about seeing more clouded plant bugs than usual. Prior to bloom, I count them as equivalent to tarnished plant bug when sampling and making treatment decisions. Once bolls are present, ... Read More »
  • Building Consumer Trust

    Building Consumer Trust

    With the U.S. cotton industry ramping up sustainability efforts and consumers voicing their trust in our fiber, the National Cotton Council is encouraged that more light is being shed on a man-made fiber situation some believe is not sustainable. How is cotton faring with consumers? • On behalf of Cotton Council International, Harris Insights & Analytics examined the views of ... Read More »
  • Practice Seed House Safety And Proper Maintenance

    Practice Seed House Safety And Proper Maintenance

    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, so structural integrity is critical. ... Read More »