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High Hopes For TCGA: Cotton Acreage Should Remain Stable For Texas

By Tommy Horton Editor Even as record heat and drought continue in parts of Texas, the attitude of Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association (TCGA) members remains hopeful as the crop season moves into August. That was the major sentiment expressed by attendees at the organization’s summer meeting in June at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. Tony ... Read More »

Managing For Earliness: Strategy Works In Mississippi

By Tommy Horton Editor The idea of planting a cotton crop early sounds so logical and simple to implement. Why wouldn’t any producer be willing to plant the seed earlier, avoid additional insect and weed pests, lower input costs – and wind up with increased yields and profits? As any experienced farmer can attest, different environments across the Cotton Belt ... Read More »

Early Maturing Crop Continues On Fast Track

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu Weather continues to be the force that is most affecting our cotton. According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending June 10, squaring is at 25 percent or beyond, which is 14 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was six percent very poor, 24 ... Read More »