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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Knowledge Base Grows


• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • The list of weeds found to be overwintering hosts for cotton leafroll dwarf virus continues to increase based on research findings. Both weeds and cotton stalks left in the field can act as a green bridge over the winter and a well of inoculum for the onset of disease the next season. Despite ... Read More »

South Plains, Panhandle RACE Trials Faced Tough Conditions

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• By Kay Ledbetter • As cotton producers across the Texas High Plains begin preparing for a new season, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are providing up-to-date information on the performance results of commercially available varieties across the state during 2020 trials. The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation, or RACE, trials conducted by AgriLife Extension specialists and agents are ... Read More »

North Carolina Farmer Minimizes Risks

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North Carolina farmer and cotton industry leader Brad Warren is using cover crops, no-till and new planter technologies to lower production risks and increase his farm’s overall sustainability. One of the most pressing issues facing the U.S. cotton industry today continues to be validating U.S. cotton’s on-farm environmental sustainability to buyers and consumers. “Each year, I look back at the ... Read More »

Small Seeds, Big Research Focus


The challenging environment of the past growing season in the Southern Plains region is fresh on producers’ minds, but optimism for the 2021 crop remains high. Familiar questions about variety selection, field conditions and market prices weigh on farmers in this region, and Cotton Incorporated is always looking for new ways to provide answers. In the cotton industry, both cotton ... Read More »

New Varieties Released For 2021 Season

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The annual Seed Variety Guide is published in the November issue of Cotton Farming. Cottonseed companies from across the Cotton Belt provide information about their headliners for the upcoming season to assist growers in making varietal choices. Some of the companies also release more varieties after they review the past season’s data from their own trials as well as grower-managed ... Read More »

OSU’s Seth Byrd Honored As 2021 Cotton Specialist Of The Year

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Dr. Seth Byrd — a self-proclaimed East Coast guy — is originally from North Carolina but has lived all over the country. He says he was drawn to Oklahoma, in part, because of the emergence of cotton as a popular option for a rapidly growing number of producers across the state. An agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, Byrd ... Read More »

Meet Drake Perrow, 2020 Cotton Consultant Of The Year

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If you want to see a slice of heaven, drive through Calhoun County, South Carolina, in the fall when the cotton is open. It’s an idyllic sight. Perhaps the picturesque landscape and dark fertile soil caught the attention of Drake Perrow’s ancestors when they arrived in the area in the 1700s. They stopped, smiled and put down stakes for what ... Read More »