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Managing Early Season Plant Bigs In Cotton

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• By Scott Stewart • Good early-season management of tarnished plant bugs relies on a sweep net, monitoring square retention, and making timely insecticide applications as needed. During the first two weeks of squaring, the recommended treatment threshold is an average of eight or more plant bugs per 100 sweeps. After that, treatment is recommended anytime of infestations average 15 ... Read More »

Early Season Kick-Off

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• SPONSORED CONTENT • Growers Launch into 2019 Planting Season with AgLogic™ Aldicarb At a time when crop protection choices are dwindling, growers have options in 2019. AgLogic™ aldicarb has made a rather remarkable comeback in the marketplace. Originally marketed under the brand name Temik, aldicarb was mostly unavailable to growers for several years until 2016. “I told growers after ... Read More »

Field To Closet™ Driving Demand For High-Quality, U.S. Upland Cotton

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• SPONSORED CONTENT • My Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT Deltapine®, through a partnership with Jernigan Global, has created an initiative called Field to Closet to help create awareness and drive demand for premium, U.S.-grown upland cotton fibers in the end-user market. Following is Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith’s special report on this effort. Click play button below to listen to ... Read More »

Cross Hedging Whole Cottonseed

By Wesley S. Regmund, John Robinson, David Anderson and John Park Editor’s Note: Although this study is primarily focused on Texas markets, the authors say the same methods can be used nationwide with presumably similar results. Cottonseed is an important joint product of upland cotton production, where roughly 700 pounds of seed on average are produced from each 480-pound bale ... Read More »

Getting to Know Cotton Board Chairman Janet Ydavoy

The Cotton Board is governed by its membership, which consists of both cotton producers and cotton importers. Importers serving on The Cotton Board represent various major U.S. brands and retailers – significant downstream users of cotton. The producers serving on The Cotton Board represent their respective state in the U.S. Cotton Belt. Together, these segments of the Board represent a ... Read More »

Facing The Challenges

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Southern Southeastern ANNUAL MEETING By Carroll Smith Editor Southeast cotton producers and ginners gathered in Charlotte, N.C., prior to the beginning of the 2017 season to meet and share ideas about how to address important issues that affect the industry on regional, national and international levels. Kent Fountain, president of Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association Inc., and David Dunlow, president of ... Read More »

New products Deltapine Announces Class Of 17 Varieties

The industry’s first Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton variety with root-knot nematode (RKN) resistance and a high-performing early to mid-maturity cotton variety were named to the Deltapine Class of 17 during the ninth annual New Products Evaluators (NPE) Summit. DP 1747NR B2XF and DP 1725 B2XF, were proven to perform by Deltapine NPE growers, who grew the varieties in large-acre plots ... Read More »