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Cotton Quality and Yields

Major Ginning Priority: Keep The Cotton Clean

Most of us demand 100 percent cotton in the clothes we buy, especially for us guys. Nothing provides the comfort like the feel of a cotton shirt or pants. Anytime plastic fibers like polyester are introduced to the blend it diminishes the comfort level and value of the garment for me. The same goes for a textile mill when buying ... Read More »

Crop Inches Closer To Defoliation

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu This has been such an unusual year for Missouri producers. We have set so many record highs, and we have worsening drought conditions. All of our cotton-growing area is classified as extreme drought. Although we have isolated and scattered showers forecast for the next 10 days, the drought monitor forecast through September calls for higher-than-normal temperatures ... Read More »

WEB POLL: 2011 Vs. 2012 Crop Progress Report

Because of excess rains and flooding to extreme drought conditions, many cotton producers were anxious to put the 2011 season behind them. Before it was completely out of mind though, Cotton Farming asked its readers to compare the progress of their 2012 crop to that of their 2011 crop at mid-season. Following is a sampling of the many comments that ... Read More »

What’s Really Beautiful? A Bloom In June

By Tommy Horton Editor For as long as I can remember, cotton producers across this country have never been afraid of innovation and technology. That’s what gives this industry such a respected global reputation. You can always count on U.S. producers to be out front when it comes to a new production practice. Recently, I saw this kind of innovation ... Read More »

Many Factors Affect Cotton Demand

By Keith Flurry London, England • Based in Rabobank’s London office. • Specializes in soft commodity market forecasting. • Concentrates on coffee, sugar, cocoa and cotton. • Undergraduate degree from Univ. of Calif-Davis. • Masters degrees from Univ. of Hohenheim in Germany and Univ. of Wageningen in the Netherlands. • Previously worked for consultancy in Germany and also was with ... Read More »

Mills Remain Consistently Loyal To Best Quality

By Bob Antoshak Managing Director Olah, Incorporated FiberMax Exports – A Driving Force There’s been a lot of hand wringing lately over falling prices for cotton. Most often, industry analysts say that lower prices are due to weaker demand from textile mills, growing global stocks, a resurgence of synthetic fibers – or a combination of all three. While it’s true ... Read More »

Managing For Earliness: Strategy Works In Mississippi

By Tommy Horton Editor The idea of planting a cotton crop early sounds so logical and simple to implement. Why wouldn’t any producer be willing to plant the seed earlier, avoid additional insect and weed pests, lower input costs – and wind up with increased yields and profits? As any experienced farmer can attest, different environments across the Cotton Belt ... Read More »