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2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

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The JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, is the picturesque backdrop for the 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences set for Jan. 8-10. The insightful program will update attendees on the latest research and technology. The BWCC, coordinated by the National Cotton Council, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel. The forum helps ... Read More »

Is A Perfect Storm Brewing?

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Arizona’s High Cotton Status May Be Worst Possible Outcome During Current Trade Wars • By Julie Murphree • The other day via my @CottonAggie Twitter account I reported, “Arizona farmers expect this year’s Upland cotton crop to yield an average of 1,527 pounds per acre, the third-highest yield ever recorded,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistic ... Read More »

Pricing, Cotton And Common Sense

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Highlights Of 2019 Central Texas Field Days • By Cassidy Nemec • In the midst of summer field days for a variety of crops, it is clear that cotton is still king in Texas. The Westside Row Crop Tour took place June 21 in Crawford, Texas, and started with showcasing some grain variety plots before moving on to classroom sessions. ... Read More »

Fertilizer Offers Potential Deer Management Solution

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• By Bryce Ethridge • The threat of deer eating the cotton grown on local farms sent University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent Katie Burch searching for a solution. With the help of UGA East Georgia agronomist Mark Freeman, the Burke County, Georgia, agent may have found one. Although the potential solution needs further research for verification, Burch says she ... Read More »

Researchers Examine Broiler Litter As Fertilizer For Row Crops

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• By Larry Oldham • Editor’s note: Here are highlights of Larry Oldham’s broiler litter article. To see the complete report, go to https://bit.ly/2TTx6X1. Extensive research has been conducted with poultry litter as a nutrient source for row crops within Mississippi. Here are several considerations about including poultry litter in the nutrient program. ▶ How much is it worth and what ... Read More »

South Carolina Cotton Crop Poised To Rebound In 2019

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • Hurricanes, a government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting show steps are being taken to help farmers rebound this season. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” says Michael Jones, Clemson ... Read More »

Farmers Go Underground In The Root-Knot War

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Root-knot nematode is one of the most costly and challenging pest problems in Southeastern row crop production. Common rotational programs that include cotton, soybeans and peanuts — which are all hosts for root-knot nematode — further complicate it. One of the newest nematode weapons on the market is actually an old weapon – AgLogic aldicarb. Most growers remember it as ... Read More »