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2014 Varieties In The Mix

Cotton seed breeders continually work to bring new varieties to the field in an effort to offer producers more options from which to choose for the upcoming season. 2014 is no different. In addition to companies conducting field trials and showcasing them at fields days throughout the growing season, many producers work in concert with them to see how the ... Read More »

Variety Selection & Stress Factors

Dr. Chris Main Cotton Development Specialist, Dow AgroSciences Not to say that any cotton season is normal, but as producers approach the end of this one, they do so with a sigh of relief. It’s been a wild, late crop that has presented cotton producers with many challenges. As you look back on the successes and challenges of the 2013 ... Read More »

Texas Brothers Find Formula For Success

By Tommy Horton Editor Rackler BrothersTo survive as a cotton farmer in the Hockley County area of West Texas takes stamina, perseverance and a lot of studying. No, this isn’t about preparing for a final exam in college. It’s about meticulously observing all aspects of a farming operation to make smart business decisions for growing cotton. Considering that the state ... Read More »

Abundance Of Information: BWCC in NOLA

Abundance Of Information Available To Attendees At 2014 BWCC In New Orleans Those involved in helping producers make key cotton production/marketing-related decisions – including consultants, researchers, Extension specialists/agents and industry sales/support personnel – will find an abundance of information at the 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for Jan. 6-8 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. The National Cotton Council-coordinated forum ... Read More »

Pre-Harvest Means Time For Reflection

Will Connell President, Will Connell Ag. Consultant Inc. Stokes, North Carolina (Works with nine producers who have land in Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Pitt and Martin Counties) At an early age, I developed the interests that led me to consulting. I grew up on a small farm. We raised hogs and had a “direct to customer” vegetable operation, which paid my ... Read More »

Weather And Water Take Top Spots

As the 2013 cotton production season drew near, the main topics of conversation across the Belt centered on challenging weather conditions, and, in certain areas, water availability. Missouri cotton specialist Mike Milam reports on page 10, “Cool, wet soils and danger of frost during our normal earlier planting dates have really slowed things down.” Last month, he also notes, “The ... Read More »