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Tennessee: Cotton Defoliation – Using Bolls to Determine Timing – Video

Tennessee: Cotton Defoliation – Using Bolls to Determine Timing – Video

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Dr. Tyson Raper explains how cotton bolls can be used to determine proper defoliation timing.

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Alabama Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation Has Been Lacking in 2017

Alabama Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation Has Been Lacking in 2017

👤By Tyler Sandlin, Alabama Cooperative Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Many cotton fields in North Alabama have very few open bolls and are maturing later this year.  Several have asked where we are for heat accumulation for this year compared to last.  After running the numbers for May through August,

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Weed Seeds: 6 Ways Aussies Keep Them Out Of The Bank – Video

Weed Seeds: 6 Ways Aussies Keep Them Out Of The Bank – Video

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 16, 2017

More than any other country, Australia has persistently focused on the idea of collecting weed seed at harvest and keeping them from making it into the soil’s seed bank. The developmental process in Australia has taken several forms – some relatively

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AgFax Weekend: WASDE Jolts Market; Crop Insurance No Help; Ark. Steps Up on Dicamba

AgFax Weekend: WASDE Jolts Market; Crop Insurance No Help; Ark. Steps Up on Dicamba

🕔Sep 15, 2017

This week in AgFax Weekend: WASDE Jolts Market; When Crop Insurance No Help; Ark. Committee Meets Dicamba Issues Head On

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Cotton – Midsouth – Picking Starts, More Defoliation Underway – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Picking Starts, More Defoliation Underway – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Too much rain and cloudy weather have clearly taken a toll on cotton in parts of our coverage area. Much of the damage – boll rot, hardlocking and fruit shed – was triggered by rains and cloudy conditions that predated hurricanes

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Rose on Cotton: The September WASDE Report was ‘Unbelievable’

Rose on Cotton: The September WASDE Report was ‘Unbelievable’

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivals, Barry Bean - The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Sep 15, 2017

The bulls took a shellacking on the week, with most of the collapse occurring on the first two trading days of the week. Hurricane Irma’s path up the spine of Florida, which quickly sapped it of its vigor, and a

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Average quotations were 268 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9,

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Mississippi Cotton: Late Crop Needs More Heat and Dry Weather

Mississippi Cotton: Late Crop Needs More Heat and Dry Weather

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Rain, cool weather, more rain and some wind have slowed cotton maturation, but since the crop was a little behind schedule, the damage may be less than if harvest were already underway. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist with the Mississippi State

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DTN Cotton Close: Meanders to Mostly Lower Finish

DTN Cotton Close: Meanders to Mostly Lower Finish

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Mills boosted their unpriced on-call sales to a record 13.1 million bales. World cotton stocks outside China projected up nearly 30% from 2016-17 and 20% from the prior record in 2014-15. Cert stocks fell to lowest in years. Cotton futures

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Thompson on Cotton: USDA Raises Production, Doesn’t Account for Harvey, Irma

Thompson on Cotton: USDA Raises Production, Doesn’t Account for Harvey, Irma

👤By Jeff Thompson, Autauga Quality Cotton Association 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Relentless, USDA delivers another sucker punch with a very bearish September supply and demand report released this week.  Despite two major hurricanes in the past month, which targeted major cotton producing areas, they found in their divine wisdom to raise

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