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2021 Variety Selection Tips

checking seeding rate

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 »

2020 UT Cotton Variety Trial Results now available online

2020 UT cotton trial results

The 2020 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication (PB 1742) is now available online. Included within these results are nine large strip trials (CSTs) testing 15 XtendFlex commercial varieties, five large strip trials (CSTs) testing five Enlist commercial varieties and six small plot trials (OVTs) testing 44 experimental and commercial varieties. As you look through these results, you will likely ... Read More »

Mississippi State University releases preliminary 2020 OVT results

mississippi cotton

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 »

Response Of Cotton Varieties To Target Spot During 2018: Lucedale And Stoneville Evaluations

target spot msu

• By Tom Allen and Darrin Dodds • During 2018, the cotton OVT (official variety trial) at Lucedale and Stoneville was evaluated for the response to target spot. Natural infection occurred during the season and plots were evaluated for the presence (incidence), severity and defoliation as a result of target spot. Evaluations were made a single time at each location in an ... Read More »

2018 End Of Season Wrap-Up

harvest photo

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 »