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Drop By Drop, Clemson Helps Ensure The State’s Vital Natural Resource — Water

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By Steven Bradley, Clemson University — Water is a driving force behind virtually every facet of life in South Carolina — from agriculture, recreation and tourism to essential needs like food and drink. But water is among both the Palmetto State’s greatest assets and biggest challenges. A December 2016 study by Clemson University professors found natural resource-based sectors contribute $33.4 ... Read More »

Is More Better?

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Two Texas A&M Studies Examine Optimum Seeding Rates To Maximize Boll Development And Yield — By Kay Ledbetter — New and returning cotton producers may want to carefully consider row spacing and seeding rates when they get ready to plant during the next few months, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists. Read More »

Staying the Course

Southern Southeastern Annual Meeting Cotton Farmers And Ginners Gather To Share Ideas And Honor Peers — By Carroll Smith, Editor — The Annual Meeting of the Southern Cotton Growers and the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association was held recently in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Participants from across the Southeast came together to address important issues that affect the industry on regional, ... Read More »

Cover Crop Research

Mid-South Report Bill Robertson shows a disintegrated pair of 100 percent cotton briefs that were buried for five weeks in a field with a cover crop, demonstrating active, healthy soil. On the right, a pair of polyester briefs is still intact. As part of Cotton Incorporated’s sustainability initiative, cotton producers and researchers in the Mid-South continue to look at cover ... Read More »

Texas Leaders Beef Up Cotton Policy At National Level

The right to repair equipment, the Farm Bill and general farm policy were among policy resolutions discussed and approved by farmers and ranchers from across the nation during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. Texas cotton farmers have support from the national Farm Bureau organization to include cottonseed and/or cotton lint ... Read More »

Consistent, High Yields And Grades

Jay Beaird farms with his grandfather Terry, father Faron, brother Terry Allen and brother-in-law Tyler Moore in West Tennessee. Jay and his father also have a custom harvesting business in Tennessee and South Texas. He says consistency is very important, and the PhytoGen varieties always deliver for him. Here Jay recounts his 2017 experience with PhytoGen® brand PHY 333 WRF, ... Read More »

Marketing Roller Coaster Price Ride Is On

Like the legendary Icarus, the cotton market has spread its wings and continues to climb. The good news for cotton is that prices are climbing into the clouds without any fear of the sun’s heat melting its wings. On-call sales rose again recently as the market twice exceeded the open interest record that had been established a decade ago in ... Read More »