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Georgia Cotton Farmers Hope To Rebound From 2017

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• By Julie Jernigan, University of Georgia • Researchers project that Georgia’s cotton farmers will plant more than 1.45 million acres this year. This is an increase from 1.28 million acres in 2017, says Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist. Farmers planted cotton in May, and prices have increased due to increased demand and strong U.S. exports. The ... Read More »

Master Bug-Buster On A 40-Year Roll

gus lorenz

I was raised on a farm in Arkansas, but we didn’t grow cotton. When I went to college, somebody said I should take an entomology class. I didn’t know what that was, but I enjoyed it and decided to take another one. That was my sophomore year at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The guy teaching the class came ... Read More »

Bugs Back In The Day: Fiends In The Field

carroll smith

Some memories, along with photographs I have seen from the past, are as horrifying as a clip from the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds.” But instead of birds, I’m talking about bugs. More specifically, relentless cotton insects. A book titled “The Boll Weevil: How To Prosper in Boll Weevil Territory,” authored by G. H. Alford in 1916, contains a ... Read More »

We’re Off And Running

vacuuming varieties out of a planter

Very little cotton was planted in April this season in Arkansas. Most of our April cotton was planted the last two or three days of the month when planting conditions went from poor to very good. They continued to be very good through May. The first 40 days in the life of a cotton plant sets the foundation for yield ... Read More »

Early Season Management

Arkansas cotton bill robertson

Changing weather patterns have again shaken up the 2018 planting season in the San Joaquin Valley. The good news is we finally got some rain and snowpack in the late winter and very early spring, along with promise of at least a little more irrigation water. The uncertain news includes delays in getting some fields planted due to cool, wet ... Read More »

Industry News For May 2018

Ginner of the year Garry White

Americot Expands Its Team • Americot Inc., a leading supplier of premium cottonseed headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, has added six new team members to its family. They are Cade Holliday, Chase Samples, Deakin Stokes, Jarrod David, Joel Webb and Victoria Orman. “Adding to our research and breeding capabilities, as well as continued expansion to our customer service team, is yet another ... Read More »

Bollworm Resistance In Dual-Gene Bt Cotton

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By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications — Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of pests, so it’s only natural that insect management is one of the highest variable costs associated with producing the crop. This year, as growers prepare for the upcoming cotton growing season, entomologists across the Cotton Belt are calling attention to an emerging pest ... Read More »