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Varieties & Seed Treatments

Deltapine NPE Event Attracts Large Crowd

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR How do you convince 150 farmers and their wives to make a quick trip to Charleston, S.C., just a couple of weeks before Christmas? You make sure that the schedule appeals to everybody. And that is precisely what company officials did in putting together the agenda for the sixth annual Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program ... Read More »

Deltapine To Launch Three New Varieties

After months of anticipation, Monsanto has announced that three new cotton varieties will be launched for the Deltapine Class of 2014, including a variety bred for resistance to root-knot nematodes (RKN). The announcement occurred at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, S.C., where approximately 150 farmers attended. All of the farmers were participants in the New Product Evaluator (NPE) program. ... Read More »

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 »

Variety Selection & Stress Factors

Dr. Chris Main Cotton Development Specialist, Dow AgroSciences Not to say that any cotton season is normal, but as producers approach the end of this one, they do so with a sigh of relief. It’s been a wild, late crop that has presented cotton producers with many challenges. As you look back on the successes and challenges of the 2013 ... 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 »

Why Do Farmers Stay With Cotton?

Luckey Family In West Tennessee Stays Committed To A Rotation Program That Always Works By Tommy Horton Editor The question is heard across the Cotton Belt today with increasing frequency. What motivates a farmer to keep growing cotton in the face of strong corn and soybean prices? If you talk to enough farmers, you can find a lot of interesting ... Read More »

Do Your Homework Before Planting

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu DROUGHT CONTINUES IN MISSOURI Southeast Missouri is blessed with groundwater resources. Irrigation really helped us duringseveral severe droughts within the past five years. The Drought Monitor had our growing area classified as exceptional drought during much of the growing season. I was amazed that some of our non-irrigated ground had really good yields. These fields had ... Read More »