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Right Variety Can Help In Nematode Battle

Bryan Clenney has plenty of experience with sandy soils and nematodes where he farms in Baker and Miller Counties of southwest Georgia. One field in Baker County is so sandy that he’s nicknamed it the “Mojave Desert.” “When you’re in that field, it looks like you’re at the beach – without the ocean,” Clenney says. “And that field is eaten ... Read More »

SPECIALISTS SPEAKING: Harvest Finishes On Positive Note

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu HARVEST CONTINUES IN BOOTHEEL According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending, Nov. 10, cotton harvested was 64 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal. There was a lot of variability among fields and within fields. Many producers only need a week or less to get ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Yearly Harvest Request? Good Weather

Missouri’s cotton producers are ready to get this crop out of the field. However, they will need to wait longer than usual. According to the Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Sept. 15, cotton opening bolls were 10 percent complete, 33 days behind last year and 24 days behind normal. Read More »

Encouraging Signs For 2013 Crop

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu HOPE FOR MISSOURI’S COTTON CROP Missouri’s cotton harvest finally began in early October. We are still two to three weeks later than normal. Harvest got off to a good start before showers shut us down. One observation is that we had an excellent fall for the cotton to mature out more of the top bolls. Many ... Read More »

Variety Choices Are Always Crucial

By Tommy Horton Editor It might seem a bit early to start thinking about what cotton varieties to plant in 2014 – especially since many producers haven’t finished harvesting this year’s crop. However, by the time this issue of Cotton Farming lands in your mailbox, I can assure you that a lot of folks will already be thinking about next ... Read More »