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From Aquatic Weeds To Cotton Weeds

A 2011 tour of Mid-South cotton fields was organized by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) to acquaint federal agencies with the emerging problem of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. One tour participant thought fluridone (trade name Brake), originally discovered nearly 35 years ago, should be reevaluated. As an experimental compound, it showed excellent promise as a pre-emergence cotton herbicide but ... Read More »

Want A Snack? Pass The Cottonseed

It is simply amazing how many products count on some part of the cotton plant to make them complete. For example, cotton linters are used to help give ice cream body and are also used to make hot dog casings. From the shells that form some bath tubs to that highly-recognized green and red sign hanging over the door of ... Read More »

Water, Irrigation – What’s Ahead?

Water, or the lack of it, obviously can have a serious impact on a cotton farmer’s bottom line. “If you don’t have water, you definitely will not maximize the yield potential of your chosen varieties,” says Dr. Ed Barnes, Senior Director for Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated. Water stress is one culprit that can lead to micronaire problems ... Read More »

Conventional Varieties Prove Their Worth

Bringing new farm-based products and processes to cotton farmers is one of the most important goals Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environ-mental Research Division tries to achieve each year. “When we are able to bring producers a product that we’ve developed from vision to fruition, it’s very gratifying,” says Kater Hake, vice president of the division. That gratification is especially satisfying ... Read More »