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Cotton Quality and Yields

Growers overcome challenges to make One Ton Club

One Ton Club

Despite challenging weather in many production regions in 2017, 188 producers still qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club, which recognizes growers who harvested 2,000 pounds of lint on irrigated ground using FiberMax varieties. Of those, 30 were first-timers. Altogether during the program’s 13-year history, Bayer CropScience has honored 1,086 cotton growers for the feat. Read More »

Is More Better?

row spacing trial texas A&M

Two Texas A&M Studies Examine Optimum Seeding Rates To Maximize Boll Development And Yield — By Kay Ledbetter — New and returning cotton producers may want to carefully consider row spacing and seeding rates when they get ready to plant during the next few months, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists. Read More »

“Whole Package” Drew Me to PhytoGen

Mike Goss

Mike Goss, pictured here  with his son, Lane, farms both dry land and irrigated cotton in the Texas Panhandle. Here, he recounts his 2017 experience with PhytoGen® brandPHY 300 W3FE and PHY 490 W3FE. Goss says his most challenging weeds are glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed and marestail, so his herbicide program included Enlist Duo® herbicide and Enlist One™ herbicide that he ... Read More »

Countdown to Planting Season

CALIFORNIA Heading into the 2018 growing season, the biggest “maybe” out there again is irrigation water supplies and lack of rain and snow to date. Water supply issues are not yet a “done deal” for 2018. We are still hoping for some rain and snow and better decisions and release of workable amounts of water for California farmers out of ... Read More »

Preseason Decisions

CALIFORNIA The remaining winter and early spring months may bring some rain or snow, but weather patterns in late 2017 and early 2018 look like a dry prelude to the 2018 planting season. So far this winter, central California has had relatively normal temperatures but extraordinarily dry conditions. Uncertain rainfall and snow forecasts raise concerns about irrigation water supplies, and ... Read More »

Rolling Plains Cotton — 2017

A Farmer’s Perspective From The Heart Of Texas By Carroll Smith Editor The Rolling Plains region of Texas is marked by rows of tall turbines harnessing wind to produce energy, bouncing tumbleweeds and cotton fields stretching out as far as the eye can see. Mark Wright, who grows cotton near Roscoe, says his operation includes land originally owned by his ... Read More »