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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 »