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Seed Treatments – An Important Investment

Seed treatments are an important investment for cotton farmers to make each year. Most will say that it’s mindboggling to think about the front-end costs made in a crop before it ever comes out of the ground. But those same producers will agree that technology comes with a price tag, and it’s essential in today’s production environment. Whether it’s preventing ... Read More »

BWCC – Busy Agenda

Regardless of where a consultant might scout his acreage, he will find some timely information at the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) in New Orleans, Jan. 6-8. One of the main attractions will be the Consultants Conference scheduled on the first two days at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. Conference coordinator Bill Robertson says the program was put together to ... Read More »

Good Yields Expected In Southeast

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor Consider the old adage, “No news is good news,” as a theme for cotton acreage in the Southeast in 2012. With adequate rainfall and no major problems, producers likely welcomed a low-key year, especially when the last potential threat to the crop, Hurricane Sandy, passed just north of the Cotton Belt. Guy Collins, University of ... Read More »

Blue Skies And White Cotton

By Tucker Miller Drew, Miss. After reading my good friend Roger Carter’s memorable “My Turn” column, I realize how fortunate I am to be in the consultant profession. I was lucky enough to work for a man named Mike Sturdivant, who was the most optimistic farmer around – a man who passed on this same attitude to his sons who ... Read More »

Western Ginners Try To Protect Fiber Quality

By Brent Murphree Maricopa, Ariz. Cotton ginners have a slightly different take on cotton harvest than the producers who bring their crops to the gin. While producers focus on yields, micronaire and how quickly they can get their crops ginned, ginners are looking more intensely at things like module moisture, leaf content and plastic contamination – all of which can ... Read More »

This Year’s Crop Overcame Heat, Drought

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Aug. 12, cotton setting bolls and beyond was 81 percent, 10 days behind last year and 12 days behind normal. Cotton opening bolls was nine percent, 12 days ahead of last year and nine days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was 12 percent ... Read More »