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Last Minute Planting Considerations

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As of mid-February, many of the cotton producing regions of Texas have not seen adequate relief from dry conditions. They persist in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and parts of the Blacklands. Hopefully, some relief is headed to these areas by early March as we get closer to planting. As I write this on Feb. 12, much of ... Read More »

‘Life Is More Fun With Skin In The Game’

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At the end of January as the Super Bowl approached, I noticed a gambling site commercial running regularly on TV. “Life is more fun with skin in the game,” it said. I don’t bet big bucks on football, but I have been known to put up a penny a point in a competitive bridge game. Or a nickel a point ... Read More »

Louisiana cotton crop planted; it’s going to be a small

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• By Kenneth Gautreaux • Louisiana’s cotton farmers have nearly completed this year’s planting, and the crop size has shrunk when compared to earlier estimates. In early February, estimates had planting intentions for cotton around 230,000 acres, with the possibility it could be as large as 250,000 acres. Market conditions and loan availability have lowered that number considerably. LSU AgCenter ... Read More »

PGRs Crucial In A Late Crop

By Andrea Jones Associate Extension Cotton Specialist University of Missouri This year cotton planting in Missouri got started around May 10; therefore, we have a late crop. Hopefully, by now we’re managing our crop for earliness and have planned for a timely harvest for our late planted crop. Plant growth regulators (PGR) are a good management tool for earliness. Field ... Read More »