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2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Event Highlights Efficiency

2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

The National Cotton Council will hold the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), Jan. 8-10, 2019, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting is designed to provide insight on current research and emerging technology to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the NCC, brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Read More »

Pink Bollworm No Longer An Economic Threat

pink bollworm

The National Cotton Council issued a news release in which it welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that “U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who made the announcement at a ceremony in Washington, DC, says the pink bollworm has cost U.S. producers tens of millions ... Read More »

Growth Stages Of A Cotton Consultant

hank jones

It’s been said that the first 40 days of a cotton plant’s life are the most important. That may be true, but it’s hard to remember the first 40 days by the time you get to September and Tropical Storm Gordon is headed your way. In a couple of weeks, I’ll make it to 40 years old — an age ... Read More »

Varieties Live Up To High Expectations

Thriving In Cotton Ramey Styues

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Ramey Stiles grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on mostly irrigated land in Lee County, Arkansas. Here, he recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and quality of PhytoGen brand PHY 330 W3FE, PHY 340 W3FE, PHY 320 W3FE, PHY 350 W3FE and PHY 430 W3FE. He depends on the Enlist™ weed control system to eliminate Read More »

United We Stand

transform my community check presentation

Tennessee Cotton Farmer Wins $20,000 ‘Transform My Community’ Grand Prize For The Bogota Community Center. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • When the doors closed at Bogota Elementary School, the close-knit rural neighborhood couldn’t imagine not having a central meeting place to gather for support and fellowship. The building was more than just brick and mortar. It defined the exuberant spirit ... Read More »

Whitefly Pressure Threatens Georgia’s Late-Planted Cotton Crop

whiteflies on cotton

• By Clint Thompson • Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist, says Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure. Because whiteflies prefer green, lush cotton more than plants near maturity, most of the crop planted early in April and May avoided whitefly problems. However, Roberts has observed whiteflies ... Read More »

Cotton Crop Looks Promising Overall

Texas cotton near Snook

This has been an unusual cotton-growing season with rain since the middle of May and often little time to get into the field to manage the crop. However, most growers got the weeds under control and were able to apply sidedress nitrogen when needed. The crop is growing well and looks promising at this point. Cotton is blooming and fruiting ... Read More »