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The National Cotton Ginners’ Association Honors Barnes

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The NCGA recognized Dr. Ed Barnes, senior director for Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research Division in Cary, North Carolina, as recipient of the NCGA’s 2018-19 Charles C. Owen Distinguished Service Award. It honors those who have provided a career of distinguished service to the U.S. ginning industry. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in biological ... Read More »

Texas Cotton Remains In The Spotlight

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Sometimes it’s fun to look back 10 years to see where we stand in relation to that time. In March 2009, former Cotton Farming editor Tommy Horton’s cover story was titled “Don’t Mess With Texas: Lone Start State Proudly Delivers Majority Of Crop.” He says, “The indicators are that more than half of the cotton planted in the United States ... Read More »

Researchers Examine Broiler Litter As Fertilizer For Row Crops

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• By Larry Oldham • Editor’s note: Here are highlights of Larry Oldham’s broiler litter article. To see the complete report, go to https://bit.ly/2TTx6X1. Extensive research has been conducted with poultry litter as a nutrient source for row crops within Mississippi. Here are several considerations about including poultry litter in the nutrient program. ▶ How much is it worth and what ... Read More »

2019 TCGA Annual Meeting and Trade Show

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As I write this story, we still have a few members trying to finish ginning the 2018 crop. The projected total for last year is about 6.9 million bales, which is a good crop considering the dry summer and wet harvest. In the past several years, Texas has shown we can produce a lot of cotton with a little help ... Read More »

PhytoGen Pima Is the Ultimate Product

Ralph Gilkey

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Ralph Gilkey grows PhytoGen® brand Pima varieties on 100 percent of his cotton acres. He recounts his experience with the exceptional fiber quality that helps him thrive and results in a beautiful finished product. A percentage of the PhytoGen brand Pima cotton grown on Gilkey Five goes into PimaCott merchandise. This brand prides itself on being “the ... Read More »

‘Forever Cotton’ Campaign Debuts

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• By Stacey Gorman Cotton Board Director of Communications • “Forever Cotton” is The Cotton Board’s new, multi-faceted communication campaign aimed at cotton producers. The campaign demonstrates the many ways the Cotton Research and Promotion Program works on behalf of U.S. Upland cotton growers to bridge the gap between cotton on their farm and cotton in the following areas: cotton as ... Read More »

Tips To Promote A Successful Stand

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Harvest activities have come to an end in the Texas High Plains, and fieldwork has picked up. As we continue planning for the upcoming season, one of the most important decisions our growers have to make relates to variety choice. Fertility, insecticide and herbicide programs have some flexibility and can be adjusted during the growing season to address specific challenges ... Read More »