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Industry News for September 2018

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‘Thriving In Cotton’ Series Kicks Off In October To help cotton farmers make next season their best, PhytoGen is sponsoring a “Thriving in Cotton” series in Cotton Farming. Throughout the series, farmers from across the Cotton Belt will share their experiences with PhytoGen W3FE varieties. Each column will feature how PhytoGen Breeding Traits, WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist ... Read More »

‘Better Bet Than Tomatoes’

California Farmers Discuss Reasons For Switching To Cotton. • By Lisa Lieberman •  As Central Valley producers face ongoing low water allocations and stagnant processing tomato prices, farmers say they are considering allocating fewer acres to tomatoes and devoting more land to Pima cotton. Pima cotton — the primary variety grown in the Central Valley — requires less water, has lower ... Read More »

Drop By Drop, Clemson Helps Ensure The State’s Vital Natural Resource — Water

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By Steven Bradley, Clemson University — Water is a driving force behind virtually every facet of life in South Carolina — from agriculture, recreation and tourism to essential needs like food and drink. But water is among both the Palmetto State’s greatest assets and biggest challenges. A December 2016 study by Clemson University professors found natural resource-based sectors contribute $33.4 ... Read More »

Countdown to Planting Season

CALIFORNIA Heading into the 2018 growing season, the biggest “maybe” out there again is irrigation water supplies and lack of rain and snow to date. Water supply issues are not yet a “done deal” for 2018. We are still hoping for some rain and snow and better decisions and release of workable amounts of water for California farmers out of ... Read More »

Cover Crop Research

Mid-South Report Bill Robertson shows a disintegrated pair of 100 percent cotton briefs that were buried for five weeks in a field with a cover crop, demonstrating active, healthy soil. On the right, a pair of polyester briefs is still intact. As part of Cotton Incorporated’s sustainability initiative, cotton producers and researchers in the Mid-South continue to look at cover ... Read More »

Preseason Decisions

CALIFORNIA The remaining winter and early spring months may bring some rain or snow, but weather patterns in late 2017 and early 2018 look like a dry prelude to the 2018 planting season. So far this winter, central California has had relatively normal temperatures but extraordinarily dry conditions. Uncertain rainfall and snow forecasts raise concerns about irrigation water supplies, and ... Read More »