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Cotton Quality and Yields

Producer State Support Program Update

An important component of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program is the Producer State Support Program. Following the mission of Cotton Incorporated closely, the state program is charged with improving the demand for and profitability of cotton. However, strategies and activities created under this program are designed to address specific needs of each cotton-producing state. State funds are allocated based ... Read More »

Deltapine Names Class Of 18 Varieties

Marking the 10th year of the New Product Evaluator Program, Deltapine cotton recently announced the addition of seven new varieties to its lineup. The roster includes the full commercial launch of five Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties as part of the Class of 18. These were tested and proven to perform at a high level by select farmers participating in ... Read More »

Mid-South Ginners Weigh In

Round Bales, Ginning Technology And A Positive Outlook For Cotton By Carroll Smith Editor As one of the seven cotton industry segments, ginners follow producers in the chain that ultimately leads to the textile manufacturer. Once cotton is harvested, it is delivered to the gin where the seed is separated from the lint. Perhaps incoming Southern Cotton Ginners Association President ... Read More »

Writing The Book

West Texas Producer Keeps Field Histories To Track Trends And Help With Future Seasons’ Planning By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor — Kevin Belt farms by the book.The producer of cotton and other row crops near Plainview, Texas, keeps a three-ring notebook with him to record agronomic activities throughout the season. Each field has its own page, where Belt notes variety, ... Read More »

USDA And University Researchers Work To Prevent U.S. Cotton Contamination

By Derek Whitelock USDA-ARS U.S. cotton is considered to have some of the lowest levels of contamination in the world. However, that reputation is in jeopardy as complaints of contamination from domestic and foreign mills are on the rise. Of particular concern for the United States is plastic trash that collects in cotton fields, black plastic film used as mulch, ... Read More »

2018 Seed Variety Guide

Yield, Quality And Traits The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2018 includes a host of high-yielding, good quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners on pages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 in the annual Seed Variety Guide published by Cotton Farming. Discuss priorities ... Read More »

Overall Performance Looks Good

ARKANSAS The National Agricultural Statistics Service October Crop Production Report estimated Arkansas cotton production at 1 million bales, unchanged from the September forecast but 160,000 bales more than last year. Yield is expected to average 1,096 pounds per harvested acre, unchanged from last month but up 21 pounds from 2016 and slightly less than our five-year average of 1,101 pounds ... Read More »