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Managing Irrigated Cotton in the Mid-South

By Carroll Smith, Senior Writer The Mid-South is a humid region, which typically has abundant rainfall during the cotton-growing season. Even so, producers have continued to increase their irrigated cotton acres and are curious about how to manage irrigation to realize the most benefit from it. Several years ago, FSA numbers put Arkansas at about 75 percent irrigated cotton acres, ... Read More »

Farm Bureau Commends Delta Producers

On Meeting Voluntary Metering Program Goal On June 30, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced the initial phase of the voluntarily metering program supported by the Delta Sustainable Water Resource Taskforce has been officially met. MDEQ Office of Land & Water Resources Director and Delta Sustainable Water Resource Taskforce leader Kay Whittington stated, “MDEQ is excited that the producers ... Read More »

Programming a Surge Valve

 Jason Krutz, Irrigation Specialist,Dan Roach, Ext. Associate,Trent Irby, Extension Soybean Specialist,Bobby Golden, Agronomist, Delta REC, Mississippi State University,Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist,Erick Larson, State Extension Specialist We are having lots of questions concerning the proper setup of surge valves. First, please consider some of the basic terminology associated with furrow irrigation. Phases of Furrow Irrigation Advance Cycle – The phase ... Read More »

Consider Border Spray For Stink Bugs

By Amanda Huber Editor Thanks to the eradication of the boll weevil and the introduction of Bt transgenic cotton, the number of insecticide applications in cotton has been drastically reduced. Prior to these developments, usage of broad spectrum insecticides usually kept stink bug populations in check. While reducing the number of insecticide sprays is a good thing, it has allowed ... Read More »

Rewarding Week At TCGA Meeting

By Tommy Horton Editor For the eleventh consecutive year, I had the privilege of attending the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Lubbock in early April. Once again, it was an opportunity to connect with so many producers and ginners in Texas. Every time I attend this event, I come away a bit more impressed by the ... Read More »

More Cotton Acreage For MidSouth

If you read the cover story for April Cotton Farming or my Editor’s Note, you know that I spent some time recently in the Mississippi Delta visiting with long-time producer Bowen Flowers. Not only was it a chance to find out what his plans are for the 2014 season, but it was an opportunity to observe the North Delta as ... Read More »

The Battle Against Weed Resistance

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR If you read through the March issue of Cotton Farming that deals with pre-planting preparations and the ongoing battle against weed resistance, you can understand how serious this problem is. Our lead story certainly connects to the topic. After hearing how Steve and Skyler Droke of Hornersville, Mo., approach pre-season burndown, you can see that we ... Read More »