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Insect Control

Special Interest Projects Funded

The Cotton Research and Promotion Program continues to support Western cotton growers with research programs specifically tailored to the region through Cotton Incorporated’s State Support Program. This program allows regional cotton organizations to have direct input into the funding of projects within each state. While Cotton Incorporated is already on the ground throughout the Cotton Belt with an understanding of ... Read More »

Deltapine NPE Grower Kevin Gardner, Mocksville, SC – New Varieties Shaping the Future of Cotton

Do you think Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton technology will shape the future of cotton? Deltapine NPE grower Kevin Gardner, of Mocksville, SC, explains why he thinks new Deltapine cotton varieties and technologies will ease resistant weed pressures and improve growers’ competitiveness in international markets. Through the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program, noted cotton farmers across the country work with ... Read More »

Webcasts Provide Real-Time, Reputable Information

Cotton Incorporated is dedicated to providing valuable tools and resources to cotton farmers as part of an overall commitment to improving the profitability of growing cotton. To help achieve the goal, Cotton Incorporated has partnered with the Plant Management Network to create Focus on Cotton webcasts. Accessible 24-7, this online suite provides real-time access to scientific information that can be ... Read More »

Manage Bloom Period Carefully

ARKANSAS Even with the difficult start we have experienced with this crop, we should be on track to find flowers by July 4. The status of our cotton plants at first flower reveals much about the past and gives us an indication of what we must do down the road to end up where we want to be. Ideally, we ... Read More »

Industry News for July 2016

Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program Approved Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program to expand and maintain domestic cotton marketing. “This announcement shows USDA continues to stand with America’s cotton producers and our rural ... Read More »

Bad Bugs Of Summer

Protect yield and quality from cotton insect pests. By Carroll Smith Editor The boll weevil was a legendary cotton pest that tortured farmers for years. “Wanted” posters featuring the insect’s “mug shot” adorned the walls of many farm offices in South Texas. And songs were even written about the insect, including Brook Benton’s version in 1961. In this adaptation, the ... Read More »

Early Season Insect Pressure

ARKANSAS The first 40 days in the life of a cotton plant sets the foundation for yield and fiber quality potential for the season. This includes the period from planting to squaring. Cool temperatures or competition from pests can delay the onset of squaring. In our April-planted cotton, first pinhead square generally occurs 40 to 45 days after planting, compared ... Read More »