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Cotton Fertility: Plan Wisely For Efficiency And A Good Return On Investment

BY DARRIN DODDS Editor’s Note: As the 2020 cotton-growing season gets underway, we thought it would be a good idea to share some information about cotton fertility to help keep your cotton healthy and not overload your pocketbook. During the Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course, Professor and Head, Plant and Soil Sciences, Darrin Dodds, Ph.D., talked about spending ... Read More »

Yield and Quality Drive ‘Dream Year’ in Alabama

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Fifth-generation farmer Shane Isbell operates Isbell Farms in Colbert County, Alabama, in partnership with his father, Neal. Shane’s son, Tyler, also works full time in the operation. “My grandfather, Hollis Isbell, is a visionary who is responsible for originally growing the farm,” Shane says. “He still comes out here, so we have four active generations involved.” The ... Read More »

2020 World Cotton Outlook Remains Fluid

U.S.-China Phase 1 Implementation And Coronavirus Bring New Uncertainties National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2020 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as a year with significant uncertainty and volatility in the global economy and the world cotton market. On Jan. 15, 2020, Trump signed the Phase ... Read More »

Special Report: CCI Officers And Directors Named

Richard L. (Ricky) Clarke III, a merchant from Cordova, Tennessee, will serve as president of Cotton Council International (CCI) for 2020. CCI is the National Cotton Council’s export promotion arm and carries out programs in more than 50 countries under the COTTON USA trademark. Clarke, who moves up from CCI first vice president, succeeds Hank Reichle, a cooperative official from ... Read More »

CANCELED: TCGA Annual Meeting & Trade Show – A New Decade Dawns For Texas Cotton

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 2-3 In Lubbock BY TONY WILLIAMS TCGA Executive Vice President Last year’s Texas cotton crop had great potential. However, after adverse weather conditions, it fell off quite a bit in some areas. Despite these setbacks, projected cotton acres in Texas only dropped slightly for 2020. Our farmers want ... Read More »

PhytoGen Grades Well in a Tough Growing Season

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Jamey Duesterhaus has grown PhytoGen® cottonseed since 2017 on irrigated and dryland acres near Littlefield in the Texas Panhandle. Following the 2016 season, he says he was looking for varieties to help control the resistant weed species in his fields. The PhytoGen Breeding Traits™ that would protect his cotton from root-knot nematodes and verticillium wilt also piqued ... Read More »

Effective, Three-Gene Bt Varieties Shine

Scott Asher, Ph.D. Regional Agronomy Manager, BASF Spring Hope, North Carolina Over the past couple of growing seasons, there have been some hot spots of increased damage from cotton bollworm in two-gene Bt cotton in certain areas of the eastern Cotton Belt. We at BASF, in cooperation with university cotton entomology experts, conduct sentinel plots across the Cotton Belt evaluating ... Read More »