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Variety Selection Critical For Success

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With the challenges of 2019 behind us, I am sure this year in cotton production will be one we will not want to revisit any time soon. For most cotton producers across the state, it was one of lower-than- average yields, fiber quality issues that included some short staple and a complicated harvest with fall rains about once a week ... Read More »

Do Your Homework

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Study Variety Performance, Management Requirements And Soil Data When Making 2020 Cropping Choices • By Bob Hutmacher, University of California • High production costs and lower-than-desired commodity prices mean that good choices are even more important in planning for your 2020 crop. In California, over 80% of our statewide acreage typically is Pima cotton. The balance of Upland cotton is ... Read More »

2020 Seed Variety Guide

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Yield, Quality And Traits The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2020 includes a host of high-yielding, good quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners in the annual Seed Variety Guide published by Cotton Farming. Discuss priorities with your consultant and seed representative to match ... Read More »

Louisiana Strong

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Layers Of Support Contribute To Success • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Thomas “Tap” Parker says he always loved everything about farming but did not step into a large, multi-generational operation. His mother and father, Marie “Tweet” and Bill, owned 300 acres of farmland near Lake Providence, Louisiana, along with a small gas station and fuel distributorship. “After my father died ... Read More »

Carefully Evaluate Varieties For 2019

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Many of our cotton producers were glad to leave 2018 behind them as crop management was difficult through most of the year due to wet conditions after a dry early May. Even though the crop was one of the best ones produced in years, harvest time saw one of the most harsh periods in many decades with Hurricane Michael. The ... Read More »

PhytoGen Releases Enlist Portfolio For Upcoming Season

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For the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ranked a PhytoGen brand variety with the Enlist cotton trait (W3FE) among the 10 most planted in 2018. Two more W3FE varieties rounded out the top 20. Building on that momentum for 2019, PhytoGen is offering growers a full portfolio of these Enlist varieties. “For every pocket of the Cotton Belt, ... Read More »