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A Forward-Thinking Legacy

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Texas Cotton Farmer Shares His Thoughts About The ‘Everchanging’ Nature Of Technology • By Cassidy Nemec • Todd Westerfeld is not new to the farming industry. He comes from a family farming tradition, including his father and grandfather before him, and uses knowledge gained over generations for his current production model. Westerfeld, after working with his dad on their operation ... Read More »

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 »

Piedmont Cotton

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North Carolina Farmer Says The Crop Fits Well At ‘The Foot Of The Mountains’ • By Carroll Smith, Editor • In North Carolina, the Piedmont falls between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains. Aaron Burleson and his cousin, Andrew Burleson, farm about 2,500 acres of cotton, along with corn, soybeans and wheat, in the region. They also run ... Read More »

Lynn Farms

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Bootheel Missouri Cotton Farmers Don And Betty Lynn Have Chalked Up 62 Cotton Crops And Counting. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Kennett, Missouri, where cotton and other commodity crops flourish in the countryside, is in the southeast corner of the Bootheel, nestled between Arkansas and the Mississippi River. It is also home to Don and Betty Lynn, who have ... Read More »

The Truth About Nematodes

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Sometimes The Yield Reflects What Is Invisible To The Eye • By Carroll Smith, Editor • If you are a cotton farmer, what you can’t see can hurt you in terms of reduced yield and delayed crop maturity. Plant-parasitic nematodes are tiny worms — most of which are invisible to the naked eye — that infect the roots of cotton ... Read More »

2020 Seed Variety Guide

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Yield, Quality And Traits The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2020 includes a host of high-yielding, good quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners in the annual Seed Variety Guide published by Cotton Farming. Discuss priorities with your consultant and seed representative to match ... Read More »

A Year Of Learning

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Multidisciplinary Teams From Several Cotton States Work To Learn More About Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus. • By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Teams of cotton researchers throughout the Cotton Belt are working diligently to learn more about the new disease that has garnered everyone’s attention. Although it was possibly in growers’ fields a year or two prior, researchers identified ... Read More »