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Cotton Incorporated Combats FOV4 In The Southwest

Fusarium race 4

Across the South Plains, Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas, the vast diversity of challenges in this year’s crop is clearly noticeable. Weather conditions, seed varieties and weed control issues have brought growers together on the turnrow to discuss critical production practice decisions for the 2018 cotton crop. In recent months, the discovery of Fusarium wilt race 4 (FOV4) in fields ... Read More »

Tips For Irrigating Cotton In The Southeast

cotton plant

• By Guy Collins, North Carolina State University • Due to prolonged rainy weather during the second half of May, the 2018 North Carolina cotton crop can be categorized into distinctive groups, at least for now. A relatively high proportion of our acres were planted during the first couple of weeks of May, with very few acres planted from May 15-June ... Read More »

The Boll Weevil War

boll weevil

Farmers And Scientists Save Cotton In The South. • By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University • The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is not much to look at — just a grayish, little beetle with an impressively long snout. But this particular beetle, and its hunger for cotton, was powerful enough to forge an unprecedented partnership among farmers, legislators and scientists. ... Read More »

Transform My Community Contest Opens June 1

transform my community

By Carroll Smith, Editor — “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference,” says Tom Brokaw, television journalist and author. And giving just a small portion of your time is always part of that equation. The Transform My Community Contest, inspired by Transform WG insecticide and sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and Cotton Farming magazine, ... Read More »

Industry Remembers Leader For Devotion To Service

earl sears

Earl Wayne Sears was a national leader in the cotton industry known for his keen intellect, humble demeanor, long-standing friendships, and devotion to family, community and church. He passed away on April 3 in Memphis, Tennessee, surrounded by his beloved wife of 69 years, Gwendolyn Moon Sears, and family. Sears died from complications of Parkinson’s disease, which he handled with ... Read More »

2017 Cotton Consultant of the Year is Paul Pilsner

“My ancestors were early settlers of south-central Texas so ag is part of my DNA,” says Texas cotton consultant Paul Pilsner. “As a child, I remember watching my grandparents hand pick cotton on their small DeWitt County farm. “My dad was blessed with a position at Union Carbide, which allowed our family to live an iconic 1960s’ lifestyle in Victoria. ... Read More »

Special Report TCGA Interns Seek Full-Time Work

Twenty-two interns have now completed the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association internship program. And we have three students who will graduate in May, who are seeking full-time work once they receive their diplomas. A financial investment from TCGA members and the willingness of many to devote time and effort into the program have made it successful. It takes money to bring ... Read More »