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Reniform Nematode Research Proves Invaluable

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Many factors can impact cotton yield — variety, weather and soil type are a few. But pests and insects are always a problem across the country. One pervasive pest that is no stranger, no matter where you live, is the nematode, specifically the reniform nematode. The reniform nematode is responsible for substantial yield loss across the Cotton Belt. Until this ... Read More »

Zoom Meetings Feature Local Research

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Are you aware of all the research projects that are done on behalf of U.S. cotton farmers to help increase their profitability and success on the farm? Even though 2020 has been a crazy year and many folks are quarantined, working from home or practicing social distancing, Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research team has been busy conducting research as ... Read More »

Localized Research Keeps Cotton In Context

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All U.S. Upland cotton producers pay an assessment to The Cotton Board. In turn, it contracts with Cotton Incorporated to conduct research and promotion to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton. Many cotton producers are aware of the national and regional research projects conducted by Cotton Incorporated but may be unaware that 7.5% of cotton assessments are dedicated ... Read More »

Western Cotton Specialists Weigh In On Planting

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With planting underway and small seedlings emerging across the state, it is important to remember there are many things that can occur in the field affecting the survivability of those seedlings. Among those is seedling disease. Disease pressure can have a negative impact on seedling emergence and survivability, reducing stand and sometimes resulting in replanting. The two main seedling diseases ... Read More »

Sustainability Buzz in the Mid-South

Sustainability is a word that cotton growers hear and see on a daily basis, but what does it really mean? It seems growers, consumers, brands and retailers each have a different definition. Respectively, the core of the issue is the same — producing more with less and preserving resources for future generations. The Mid-South cotton-growing community recently had an opportunity ... Read More »

2019 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards

The 2019 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented recently at the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 13th Annual Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop in Tifton. The awards are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and BASF and administered by the UGA Cotton Team. The purpose of the awards is to recognize producers and ginners of high-quality cotton fiber and ... Read More »

Mayberry Farms

Missouri Bootheel Farmers Feel Emotional Connection To Cotton Together, siblings Keith May-berry 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 their grandfather purchased in the 1940s, they explain how their partnership as brother and sister sustains and innovates their farm. ... Read More »