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Right Variety Can Help In Nematode Battle

Bryan Clenney has plenty of experience with sandy soils and nematodes where he farms in Baker and Miller Counties of southwest Georgia. One field in Baker County is so sandy that he’s nicknamed it the “Mojave Desert.” “When you’re in that field, it looks like you’re at the beach – without the ocean,” Clenney says. “And that field is eaten ... Read More »

Mid-South Embraces Furrow Irrigation

By Carroll Smith Senior Writer Furrow irrigation, which has become more and more popular in the Mid-South, used to involve just rolling out pipe, punching some holes and turning on the well. Today, technology allows farmers to furrow irrigate more efficiently, reducing water, fuel and time. Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension irrigation specialist Jason Krutz recommends three tools that fit ... Read More »

Border Sprays Effective Against Stink Bugs

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor Stink bugs are a common pest problem in cotton fields across the South. Feeding stink bugs increase lint staining, cause boll abscission, help transmit boll rot pathogens and reduce yields and overall lint quality. An insect pest that will reduce the bottom line of profit potential will command producers’ attention. “Stink bugs are by far ... Read More »

High Yields Possible During Texas Drought

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR What are the odds of a young producer in the High Plains of Texas delivering five-bale cotton yields in 2011 and three-bale yelds in 2012? Initially, it seems impossible if you consider drought conditions that have existed in the region for the past two years. However, that is exactly what 27-year-old producer Justin Foster has accomplished. ... Read More »

Good Yields Expected In Southeast

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor Consider the old adage, “No news is good news,” as a theme for cotton acreage in the Southeast in 2012. With adequate rainfall and no major problems, producers likely welcomed a low-key year, especially when the last potential threat to the crop, Hurricane Sandy, passed just north of the Cotton Belt. Guy Collins, University of ... Read More »