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Plan to attend Alabama Row Crops Short Course, Dec. 10

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Alabama producers can prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2019 Row Crops Short Course in Auburn, Alabama. The course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring ... Read More »

Book chronicles Oliver family saga in the Mississippi Delta

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This work traces the struggles of five generations of Olivers from the late 1800s to the present in the Mississippi Delta. In the 1870s, James Samuel Oliver arrived in the Mississippi Delta by swimming across the Mississippi River—with a fresh bullet wound in his leg. He later journeyed deep into the swampy wilderness known as the Mississippi Delta.  Oliver cleared ... Read More »

Cotton prices low amid poor market conditions

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Texas cotton growers face poor prices amid high domestic and foreign production, coupled with weakening demand, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing specialist, College Station, said low cotton prices and unfavorable market conditions are making the 2019 growing season a difficult one for Texas producers. Cotton futures have settled around 65 ... Read More »

Cotton USA, Oritain partner on cotton origin verification

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Cotton USA and Oritain have signed a partnership to provide forensic verification of origin for all U.S. cotton. A global first for the cotton industry, this collaboration will give brands and retailers the assurance they need to make responsible sourcing and purchasing decisions. “We’re thrilled that Cotton USA is taking the lead when it comes to traceability,” said Rupert Hodges, ... Read More »

Clemson student studies ELS cotton for South Carolina production

All cotton is not created equal, and a Clemson University student is looking to bring back a species that once dominated South Carolina cotton fields. Sarah Holladay, a master’s student studying plant and environmental sciences, is working with Clemson Extension Service cotton specialist Mike Jones and Agricultural Research Service cotton geneticist Todd Campbell to determine if Pima cotton can be ... Read More »

Opening bolls immediately after a freeze

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• By Tyson Raper • The forecast lows for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Tennessee have bounced around over the past few days, but this morning they included a 26, 28, 28 and 31 degrees. I’ve passed many fields with a large percentage of large bolls in the upper canopy still closed. Today (10/29) is the day to ... Read More »