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DTN Cotton Open: Mixed After Yet Another Robust Sales Report

DTN Cotton Open: Mixed After Yet Another Robust Sales Report

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Old-crop deliveries ticked narrowly ahead and new-crop contracts down after U.S. weekly export sales came in at 392,300 running bales. Cash online sales declined to 1,883 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures ticked mixed in early dealings Thursday, trading narrowly

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Texas Ag Law: Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift – First Rule: Document Everything

Texas Ag Law: Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift – First Rule: Document Everything

👤By Tiffany Dowell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Whether you intend to plant Enlist Duo or XtendFlex cotton or soybeans or not, the issue of physical drift is important to all of us involved in agriculture.   For producers who do elect to utilize these crop systems, it

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Tennessee Weeds: Make Sure to Use Correct Nozzles with New Herbicides

Tennessee Weeds: Make Sure to Use Correct Nozzles with New Herbicides

👤By Garret Montgomery, University of Tennessee 🕔Mar 29, 2017

With the Xtend technology now available, hopefully everybody is gearing up with the correct nozzles and application knowledge needed to be successful.

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Mississippi: Enlist and Xtend – What Buffers are Mandatory?

Mississippi: Enlist and Xtend – What Buffers are Mandatory?

👤By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Sensitive areas and susceptible crops are not the same when considering applications of the new auxin herbicide products. An actual physical buffer is required when a herbicide application is made to a field with a sensitive area in proximity downwind.

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DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Below Key Support Area

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Below Key Support Area

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Widespread beneficial rains will help replenish depleted topsoil moisture in the Texas Plains. Weekly sales will swell already heavy export commitments. Index fund rolls set to begin Thursday. Cotton futures closed below a key support area Wednesday amid technically oriented

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Quietly Little Changed

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Quietly Little Changed

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Spot May confined to mere 25-point range. Talk of more Fed interest rate rises this year may have helped to steady the U.S. dollar. Cash online grower and business sales dwindled to 528 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures ticked

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DTN Cotton Close: Settles on Fractional Losses

DTN Cotton Close: Settles on Fractional Losses

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Planting of cotton inched to 3% done in Texas as warm, windy conditions prevailed across many areas of the Lone Star State. Topsoil moisture rated short to very short in 80% of the southern High Plains. Cotton futures settled fractionally

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California Cotton: Water Announcement Tempers Enthusiasm on Acreage Increase

California Cotton: Water Announcement Tempers Enthusiasm on Acreage Increase

👤From the California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association 🕔Mar 28, 2017

The good news is that cotton acreage looks like it will increase for the 2nd year in a row. Record rainfall and snowpack, coupled with stable cotton prices and falling prices from other commodities are leading to an increase in

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Texas Field Reports: Windy Conditions Drying Soils; Planting Speeds Along

Texas Field Reports: Windy Conditions Drying Soils; Planting Speeds Along

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: The district was starting to dry out due to warm weather, high winds and limited amounts of rain. Summer grasses were growing, and wheat and oats were heading out. Also, weeds

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Texas Cotton: Crops Up on the Coast, Keep Watch for Thrips

Texas Cotton: Crops Up on the Coast, Keep Watch for Thrips

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Cotton is up on the coast of Texas and Thrips are the primary insect pest we will encounter until the plant gets 3-5 leaves.  Thrips are very small insects found on the underside of small leaves and in the plant terminal.  Thrips

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