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2021 Variety Selection Tips

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We met in a conference center lobby at Jekyll Island. I didn’t know him or what he did. It was his first day on the job. I was there to recap the season for growers at a Farm Bureau policy convention. I later realized, he, as president of a large seed company, was there to take a tongue lashing about ... Read More »

NCSU on-farm fiber quality results for 2020

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• By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten • Fiber quality results for the 2020 North Carolina On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are now in. In addition to yield, fiber quality is an important component to the value and marketability of cotton in our state and should be considered when selecting varieties. The table in the link below illustrates the average ... Read More »

Mississippi State University releases preliminary 2020 OVT results

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Mississippi State University has released preliminary yield data on its 2020 on-farm varietal trials (OVT) across nine locations. The reports also include fiber characteristics. In addition, the university breaks down the results, with five locations in the Delta and four in the north part of the state. Yield Summary (pdf | excel) Delta Yield Summary (pdf | excel) North MS Yield Summary (pdf | excel) Read More »

2018 End Of Season Wrap-Up

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While some farmers got a later start than usual, the above-average temperatures in May propelled the crop to one of our fastest starts. As we rolled into harvest, the frequent and often heavy rainfall caused delays and had negative effects on grades and yield. The National Agricultural Statistics Service October Crop Production report estimated production at 1.15 million bales, unchanged ... Read More »