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Cotton Quality and Yields

Harvest Progressing Well In SJV Region

By Steve Adler Calif. Farm Bureau Federation With harvest now in full swing, cotton yields are approaching four bales to the acre, bringing smiles to the faces of producers in the San Joaquin Valley. California’s planted acreage of cotton this year is projected to be about 366,000 acres, down from last year’s figure of 454,000 acres, but still up considerably ... Read More »

Quality Is Key In Cotton Textile Value Chain

By Christian Schindler Director-General ITMF Proactive Attitude The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), a non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 1904, is an international advocate for the world’s textile and allied industries, and is dedicated to providing its membership with a neutral platform for the exchange of information and experiences. In this function, it also acts as a spokesman for ... Read More »

Early Harvest Reports Positive Across Belt

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Oct. 14, 47 percent of the cotton has been harvested. This is one day behind last year and two days behind normal. Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 29 percent good, and two percent excellent. Yield ... Read More »

No. 1 Influencer For 2013 Cotton Acres

As producers across the Belt wrap up their 2012 harvest, they are already contemplating how many acres they intend to plant to cotton in 2013. According to 82 percent of the respondents in the October Web Poll, price is by far the top influencer in the decision-making process. And, as grain prices remain at high levels, producers who have the ... Read More »

Was It A Perfect Field Of Cotton

By Tommy Horton Editor I ran across something rather remarkable a couple of weeks ago driving north on US 61 through the Mississippi Delta. It was so remarkable that I am quite sure I’ll never forget the experience. I know this will sound downright absurd and maybe even preposterous, but I believe I ran across the most beautiful field of cotton ... Read More »

Precautions Necessary For Handling Round Modules

Few people expected the use of round modules to grow so rapidly, but now almost all gins have some cotton in round modules. Even though the introduction of the round module was met with apprehension, ginners have now accepted them and lauded their many advantages. However, the handling of round modules at the gin is still a work-in-progress. There are ... Read More »