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2021 Variety Selection Tips

We met in a conference center lobby at Jekyll Island. I didn’t know him or what he did. It was his first day on the job. I was there to recap the season for growers at a Farm Bureau policy convention. I later realized, he, as president of a large seed company, was there to take a tongue lashing about ... Read More »

Preliminary UT 2020 cotton CST data

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• By Tyson Raper • Preliminary data from the 2020 Tennessee cotton county standard trial data is now available.  We are releasing an average table for the XtendFlex trials and the Enlist trials today.  We only tested the XtendFlex and Enlist varieties together in a handful of locations. I will release the average tables from those locations later, along with ... Read More »

North Carolina Harvest Update

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So far, 2020 is the year that keeps on giving. We can’t seem to catch a break, and most folks are ready to get this year behind us. Despite all the challenges we’ve faced, we have a substantial top crop — albeit late maturing — that has developed since early August. We were all hoping for fall weather similar to ... Read More »

2021 Cotton Variety Guide

2021 cotton variety guide

The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2021 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. Discuss priorities with your consultant and seed representatives to match your operation’s needs with these outstanding characteristics and traits. And then place your order for ... Read More »

NCSU releases two cotton decision tools

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North Carolina State University’s cotton Extension specialists Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten have released two decision tools on the NC State Cotton Extension Portal to help growers maximize outcomes while minimizing agronomic risk. The first decision aid is the Cotton Variety Calculator. “We used to publish variety tables for growers, but they could only sort columns. We felt we could ... Read More »

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 »