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Cotton prices may suffer during coronavirus pandemic

cotton ready to harvest

•By Yangxuan Liu • Along with the life-and-death struggle and the rising cases of COVID-19, financial markets worldwide have lurched lower. The selloff of the U.S. stock market started Feb. 21. Since then, the great coronavirus crash has been frightening in its speed. Even U.S. Treasury bonds and gold, traditionally a safe harbor in times of crisis, have come under ... Read More »

Virus war and the textile sector

• By Seshadri Ramkumar • Advanced textiles to apparel manufacturers are turning creative to support the fight against the invisible enemy. As the coronavirus is a novel strain, vaccines and medications are not yet readily available to treat the infected, meaning good hygiene practices will play a greater part in preventing its transmission. The textile sector has received greater attention ... Read More »

2020 recommendations for controlling thrips in cotton

seed treatments

• By Whitney Crow, Angus Catchot, Jeff Gore and Don Cook • Not much has changed since last year in regards to thrips control via insecticide seed treatment. Thrips are considered the No. 1 pest of seedling cotton. Tobacco thrips are the species encountered more than 90% of the time in Mississippi. The probability of having a thrips infestation in ... Read More »

TCGA cancels Texas Gin Show, Annual Meeting in light of COVID-19

TCGA logo

After consulting with state and local groups, the Texas State Cotton Ginners’ Association has decided to cancel the Texas Gin Show and Annual Meeting, originally planned for April 2-3 in Lubbock, Texas, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This was an extremely difficult decision for our leaders as we are very aware this decision will affect many people,” the ... Read More »

Six inducted into Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame

Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inducted six individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class represents timber, beef cattle, philanthropy, research, water management, conservation and reclamation, agricultural aviation, banking, civic leadership and outreach to farmers, a reflection of the broad and meaningful impact agricultural leaders have throughout Arkansas. They include ... Read More »

Louisiana’s Jay Hardwick to be inducted into Ag Hall of Distinction

Jay Hardwick

The seventh annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction ceremonies in March will honor four new inductees who have made major contributions to forestry, rice, cotton and sugarcane. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., March 26, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Louisiana’s farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education ... Read More »