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Texas Cotton Remains In The Spotlight

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Sometimes it’s fun to look back 10 years to see where we stand in relation to that time. In March 2009, former Cotton Farming editor Tommy Horton’s cover story was titled “Don’t Mess With Texas: Lone Start State Proudly Delivers Majority Of Crop.” He says, “The indicators are that more than half of the cotton planted in the United States ... Read More »

Northerly Migration

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Construction of new and larger gins mirrors increasing cotton acres in the north Texas High Plains • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • The number and sheer size of cotton gins in the north Texas High Plains continues to grow, fueled by burgeoning cotton acres. Although the region doesn’t have the groundwater reserves it once had, it still has a better ... Read More »

2018 Cotton Consultant of the Year

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“Although I grew up in Lubbock in the middle of the biggest cotton patch in the world, I wanted to be a horse veterinarian,” says Texas cotton consultant Mark Scott. “I completed my pre-vet medicine courses at Texas Tech University, applied to veterinarian school and then decided to take a beginning entomology course to fill time while waiting for classes ... Read More »

PhytoGen’s Performance ‘Is Real’

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• SPONSORED CONTENT • Lance Williams grows PhytoGen® brand varieties in Carson and Armstrong counties in the Texas Panhandle. He recounts his experience with the vigor, yield, quality and storm tolerance of PHY 300 W3FE, PHY 350 W3FE and PHY 250 W3FE. The Enlist™weed control system also helps Williams control glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and glyphosate-resistant kochia. “I am a fourth-generation farmer, ... Read More »

Innovative Tool Lets Landowners Report Wild Pig Activity, Damage

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• By Paul Schattenberg • The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute encourages landowners to report wild pig sightings and damage using a new first-of-its-kind online tool. “Landowners throughout Texas are constantly seeing wild pigs and their damage,” says Dr. Jim Cathey, associate director of the NRI. “Unfortunately, until now, we didn’t have a good method of collecting the information on where ... Read More »

2017 Was An Eye-Opener

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Bad Verticillium Wilt Years Highlight Need To Choose Tolerant Varieties. • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Alan Monroe, who farms cotton north of Plainview, Texas, never thought much about Verticillium wilt and the need for selecting varieties with tolerance to the soilborne pathogen until 2017 Last summer’s cool, wet weather later in the growing season caused Verticillium wilt to explode, ... Read More »

Texas Tech Football Game Scores A Big Win For Cotton

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• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Online encyclopedia Wikipedia defines synergy as the “creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.” The Internet reference site must have had the Celebrate Cotton Football Game in mind. Through a partnership, Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers and the Texas Tech University Athletics Department have elevated cotton to ... Read More »