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My Friend Frank

By Emory Jones Cleveland, Ga. My old friend Frank was a pig. I don’t mean that he was sloppy, although he was pretty informal. No, Frank was a real pig, curly tail and all. Here’s how we met; it was up in North Dakota – just outside Hoople. Or maybe it was Can Do – I can’t remember. Anyway, I ... Read More »

Assessing Impact Of 2012 Weather Conditions

Chris Tarno Tarno Crop Management Piggott, Ark. (Consults in Clay County, Ark.; Dunklin and New Madrid Counties in Missouri) It is the middle of November; the entire cotton crop has currently been picked, and a majority of it has been ginned. For the weather conditions that we had for this year’s crop, I am very pleased with the yields that ... Read More »

Early Harvest Reports Positive Across Belt

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Oct. 14, 47 percent of the cotton has been harvested. This is one day behind last year and two days behind normal. Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 29 percent good, and two percent excellent. Yield ... Read More »

Producers Optimistic About Harvest

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought some welcome rainfall to southeast Missouri. While this drops our area out of the worst drought category, we are still listed as extreme. The good news is that we are projected to have above-normal temperatures and less rainfall during harvest season. Harvest has begun, and many fields have been defoliated. ... Read More »

This Year’s Crop Overcame Heat, Drought

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Aug. 12, cotton setting bolls and beyond was 81 percent, 10 days behind last year and 12 days behind normal. Cotton opening bolls was nine percent, 12 days ahead of last year and nine days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was 12 percent ... Read More »

Crop Inches Closer To Defoliation

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu This has been such an unusual year for Missouri producers. We have set so many record highs, and we have worsening drought conditions. All of our cotton-growing area is classified as extreme drought. Although we have isolated and scattered showers forecast for the next 10 days, the drought monitor forecast through September calls for higher-than-normal temperatures ... Read More »

VIEWPOINT: Insect Control Strategies Are Crucial

By Lars Swanson Memphis, Tenn. • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind. • Marketing Portfolio Manager, DuPont Crop Protection. • Worked for DuPont for nearly 20 years in operations and management roles. • Grew up in eastern Iowa. • Father of three children, husband to wife Nicole. • Resides in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis. As producers ... Read More »