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Winter Preparations – A Must For 2013 Crop

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT HURT MISSOURI As we look back on the 2012 Missouri cotton crop, we had a pretty good year. While our drought conditions were described by the Drought Monitor as exceptional, we still had a better-than-average year. With our irrigation potential in the Bootheel area, we were able to overcome some of the heat and ... Read More »

Deltapine Adds Three Varieties For 2013

As cotton producers across the Belt prepare to make planting decisions for the 2013 season, Deltapine has added three new seed varieties to its lineup. The announcement was made at the company’s New Product Evaluator (NPE) summit last month at the downtown Hilton Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. More than 200 farmers showed up for the event, which gave attendees a ... Read More »

Our Connection To Cotton Runs Deep

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR When our staff began discussing the theme for this issue of Cotton Farming, we knew that the industry was definitely adapting to a new production environment. Grain prices have continued to stay high, and cotton acres are definitely being affected. However, we felt compelled to go in another direction as we looked toward the start of ... Read More »

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

This famous photograph of the historic Mont Helena home near Rolling Fork, Miss., says it all. Cotton spans generations of farm families and conjures up special feelings. Producers Adam Hatley (Arizona), Barry Evans (Texas), David Cochran (Mississippi) and Donny Lassiter (N.C.) share their thoughts on this wondrous fiber. Adam Hatley Mesa, Ariz. • Fourth-generation farmer. • Leases 3,600 acres for ... Read More »

Researchers’ Objective: Control Lygus Problem

By Brent Murphreee Maricopa, Ariz. The Third International Lygus Symposium was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., in October and brought together the most important players in lygus research, with an impressive showing by Western cotton pest researchers. The objectives of the previous symposiums were to enhance collaboration, exchange current research, find solutions to research issues and determine a management approach for ... Read More »