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CLRDV will be a factor in 2020 cotton production

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Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus is now considered part of the environment, according to Alabama Extension specialists and Auburn University researchers. The same disease that was first recognized in 2017, damaged fields near the Gulf Coast in late 2018 and was widely detected throughout the state in 2019 will likely impact cotton crops in 2020. Most researchers agree: The symptoms ... Read More »

Price swings, new disease put strain on SC cotton growers

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• By Denise Attaway • One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now. During the South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting held in Santee recently, Clemson Extension Economist Nathan Smith told growers that despite stable demand for cotton worldwide, fluctuations in yields, prices and international trade have the potential to create stress for both producers ... Read More »

Mild Louisiana winter could lead to pest problems for ’20 growing season

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Amid concerns the 2020 growing season is setting up for a repeat of last year’s challenges, Louisiana State University AgCenter experts emphasized early season management strategies at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum held recently in Delhi. Continued warm, wet weather conditions in the region, worsened by the lack of cooler temperatures this winter, increases the potential for tough weed and ... Read More »

New app development could aid crop irrigation management

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• By Kay Ledbetter • Texas A&M AgriLife is developing an inexpensive and easy-to-use mobile app and irrigation management system to help agricultural producers increase water-use efficiency and continue producing cotton. The new project is funded by the Texas A&M Water Seed Grant Initiative and is titled “A Novel Sensor- and Crop-Model-Based Decision Support Tool for Efficient Irrigation Management.” The ... Read More »

Bootheel couple feels emotional connection to cotton

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Together, siblings Keith Mayberry and Kim Mayberry-Holifield work together to ensure the fourth generation of their family farm continues a tradition of raising cotton near Essex, Missouri. Standing on the same land that their grandfather purchased in the 1940s, they explained how their partnership as brother and sister sustain and innovate their farm. Keith Mayberry farms the land on a ... Read More »

Agworld acquires Greenbook pesticide label database

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Agworld recently acquired all of the assets of Greenbook, a comprehensive database of crop protection labels and information, from Farm Journal. The move will allow Agworld to complement and expand its current offerings that provide collaborative farm management on a single platform. “This is going to be a core part of what we do and how we run the Agworld ... Read More »

UGA cotton agronomist wants to reduce weather risk through research

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• By Clint Thompson • Georgia’s cotton crop was decimated by Hurricane Michael in 2018. Now, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker is hoping his research will help alleviate some of the risks associated with harvesting cotton when tropical systems arrive in the fall. “With cotton production, we can’t do anything to prevent damage to the crop ... Read More »