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Putting Drone Images To Work For Cotton

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• By Christi Short, Lubbock, Texas • If you’re anything like me, you’ve been noticing more and more people taking up the hobby of picture taking with a drone — also known as an unmanned aerial vehicle. This method of capturing images seems to be gaining momentum, especially in farming communities. I love seeing these aerial images posted on social ... Read More »

Research Benefits Southern Plains Cotton

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Cotton Incorporated leaders and scientists continue to advance the crucial agricultural and environmental research for which they are responsible. Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Department has taken a steadfast approach to managing ongoing research projects and priorities through these challenging times. Along with university and U.S. Department of Agriculture research partners, the AERD team at ... Read More »

Share The Love Of Cotton

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• By Christi Chadwell, Lubbock, Texas • The Cotton Research and Promotion Program is led by a group of volunteer board members made up of cotton producers and cotton importers from across the United States. The members, alternates and advisers serving on The Cotton Board work together to represent the interests and improve the profitability of both industry segments. They ... Read More »

Improve soil health, weed management

dr. gaylon morgan

In June of this year, Dr. Gaylon Morgan joined the Agricultural & Environment Research Division at Cotton Incorporated. His area of expertise includes weed management, soil health, nutrient research and producer outreach. The addition of Morgan’s knowledge and experience is a win for U.S. cotton producers as weed pressure is an ever-present concern and future herbicide options are uncertain. Before ... Read More »

Weather, Prices, Other Factors Cloud California Cotton Outlook

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• By Cecilia Parsons • California’s 2019 cotton crop will struggle this year as a result of late spring rains, shaky pricing and the loss of a key crop-protection material, according to farmers and marketers. Roger Isom, president of the California Cotton Growers and Ginners Association, said a farmer survey in mid-May indicated cotton was planted on 261,000 acres in ... Read More »

California Fights To Beat Fusarium Wilt Race 4

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An increasing topic of conversation between researchers and producers at area meetings across the Cotton Belt is Fusarium wilt race 4 (FOV4) — a fungal disease that is difficult to control in cotton and can survive in soils indefinitely. With vital support from Cotton Incorporated, scientists in California have been investigating resistance to FOV4 since 2003 when the disease was ... Read More »

In Memoriam — The Passing Of A Legend: Loyd Colbert

Loyd Colbert

This Stalwart Of The Cotton Ginning Industry Made Significant Contributions During His Long Career. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Loyd E. Colbert, retired ginning legend from Modern Ginning in Blythe, California. Loyd passed away peacefully on Nov. 3 surrounded by his family. Loyd, an Arkansas native, began his long career and distinguished service to ... Read More »