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2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Event Highlights Efficiency

2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

The National Cotton Council will hold the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), Jan. 8-10, 2019, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting is designed to provide insight on current research and emerging technology to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the NCC, brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Read More »

Water-Use Efficiency Supports Sustainability

cotton planted into rye

• By Brent Murphree, Memphis, Tennessee • Throughout the Mid-South, Cotton Incorporated-funded water research is making huge impacts on how cotton farmers manage their irrigated crop. Over the past 30 years, producers have improved irrigation efficiency in cotton 82 percent, according to Field to Market, an alliance of stakeholders that emphasizes sustainable resources across the agricultural supply chain. The Cotton Sustainability ... Read More »

Check Soil For Compaction Layers

J root comptacted soils

In the past couple of growing seasons, soil compaction has been a hindrance in many fields across Louisiana. Soil compaction is evident by reduced crop growth and development in fields and confirmed by inserting a penetrometer into the soil. Soil compaction is the compression of soil particles that reduces pore space, thus creating a dense layer of soil that can ... Read More »

Pink Bollworm No Longer An Economic Threat

pink bollworm

The National Cotton Council issued a news release in which it welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that “U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who made the announcement at a ceremony in Washington, DC, says the pink bollworm has cost U.S. producers tens of millions ... Read More »

Deltapine® Cotton Finishes Strong In Alabama

Nick McMichen NPE grower

• SPONSORED CONTENT • My Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT This fall, Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith captured stories from farmers planting Deltapine varieties, looking for high yield and good fiber quality potential. Following is her special report on Nick McMichen in Centre, Alabama. Cotton Farming Conversation_Ni   Growing cotton is second nature to fourth-generation Alabama producer Nick McMichen. He grew ... Read More »

Meet Cotton Board Chairman Peter McGrath

Peter McGrath, Cotton Board Chairman

• By Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board is governed by its membership, which consists of both cotton producers and cotton importers. The importers represent various major U.S. brands and retailers – significant downstream users of cotton. The producers represent their respective states in the U.S. Cotton Belt. Together, these segments of the Board offer ... Read More »

United We Stand

transform my community check presentation

Tennessee Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 ‘Transform My Community’ Grand Prize For The Bogota Community Center. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • When the doors closed at Bogota Elementary School, the close-knit rural neighborhood couldn’t imagine not having a central meeting place to gather for support and fellowship. The building was more than just brick and mortar. It defined the exuberant spirit ... Read More »