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Pricing, Cotton And Common Sense

heath reeves

Highlights Of 2019 Central Texas Field Days • By Cassidy Nemec • In the midst of summer field days for a variety of crops, it is clear that cotton is still king in Texas. The Westside Row Crop Tour took place June 21 in Crawford, Texas, and started with showcasing some grain variety plots before moving on to classroom sessions. ... Read More »

TECHNOLOGY ‘SETS PLANTER UP FOR SUCCESS’

• SPONSORED CONTENT •“Our family farm operation grows cotton, yellow and white food corn and alfalfa in the Texas Panhandle. We’ve worked with Precision Planting technology for a while. Every year, we look at the new technology they come out with to see if it will improve the job of planting on our operation to get off to a good ... Read More »

EPA Relaxes Restrictions On Dicamba Use In Texas Cotton

spraying herbicides in texas

The Environmental Protection Agency has eased restrictions on dicamba herbicide use by Texas cotton farmers, according to an announcement by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. This is a direct result of a cooperative push by the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension services, and Texas cotton farmers. The current EPA label for dicamba is deemed too ... Read More »

McLain Farms

shane, sammijo mclain and their family

Texas Panhandle Operation Rotates Cotton And Cattle. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Shane McLain and his wife, SammiJo, operate a stripper cotton and cow-calf business in Castro County, Texas, between Hart and Nazareth. This area of West Texas is part of the Panhandle — the northernmost 26 counties in the state where cotton acreage is fast replacing grain as ... Read More »

Singulation, Spacing are ‘Close To Perfect’

Make every seed count

• SPONSORED CONTENT • “I’ve used Precision Planting technology since 2005 and initially installed it for planting corn. I was intrigued by the electric vDrive. This year, my corn spacing was spot on, and my average speed was 6.7 mph. It was almost like having two planters out in the field.” “The 20|20 monitor allows me to see what the ... Read More »

Texas High Plains Crops Suffer After Too Much Moisture At Planting

struggling cotton seedling

While rainfall is important for crop production, the amounts falling across the High Plains have negatively impacted row crops and agricultural operations, with potential effects extending into the summer growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, says a significant amount of this year’s cotton has been affected by ... Read More »

Technology, Know-How Change Everything

carroll smith

Technology is a tool that when paired with know-how can change our lives for the better. Over the past century, technology has revolutionized cotton farming. The list is extensive, but this issue of Cotton Farming talks about a few examples. Joe West, assistant dean, University of Georgia Tifton Campus, has been at this facility his entire career. A centennial celebration ... Read More »