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Virginia Farmers Survive Heavy Rain

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR Can torrential rains keep a cotton crop from surviving and delivering any kind of yield? If you had talked to the Doyle farm family in Emporia, Va., last July, you would have heard that question. As a matter of fact, the weather situation was so bad in the southeastern part of Virginia that Payton Doyle and ... Read More »

Agricenter’s Goal? Helping Producers

BY BRUCE KIRKSEY MEMPHIS, TENN. We are very blessed to be part of American agriculture. Maybe it’s be-cause of the Thanksgiv-ing and Christmas seasons, but I am truly proud to be a part of agriculture. I am very proud of the fact that Agricenter gets to work with a lot of good companies. We hope that the work that we ... Read More »

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 »