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Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

Cotton Seed Proposal May Have Unforeseen Consequences

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Congress is attempting to reach an agreement on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018; a short-term continuing resolution passed just before the holidays expires on January 19, 2018. Congress is also considering an emergency appropriations bill

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Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 11, 2017

As farmers in Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states brace for Hurricane Irma, farmers in Texas are dealing with the post-Hurricane Harvey impacts of flooded crops. Among the issues facing farmers is how to treat crops that were in flooded

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Texas Cotton Seed Sprouting in Mature Bolls; Lint Quality Questions

Texas Cotton Seed Sprouting in Mature Bolls; Lint Quality Questions

👤By Larry Stalcup and Debra Ferguson, AgFax Media 🕔Aug 24, 2016

It’s wet in central and southeast Texas, and that’s not something you expect to hear this time of year.  In fact, some areas have had 9 straight days of rain. In this week’s AgFax Southwest Cotton, we heard first hand reports about

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Illinois: Growth Rates of Fertilizer, Pesticide, and Seed Costs over Time

Illinois: Growth Rates of Fertilizer, Pesticide, and Seed Costs over Time

👤By Gary Schnitkey and Sarah Sellars, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 13, 2016

Growth rates of fertilizer, pesticide, and seed costs have been higher in years following 2006 than they were between 1990 and 2006. In 2015, the sum of fertilizer, pesticide, and seed costs were 48% of crop revenue, much higher than

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Monsanto to Modernize Cotton Operations with New Facility in Texas

Monsanto to Modernize Cotton Operations with New Facility in Texas

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 13, 2016

Monsanto Company announced plans today to begin construction of a new, state-of-the-art cotton seed processing facility in Lubbock, Texas. In cooperation with the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (LEDA), construction of the new facility is expected to begin in March 2016

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Florida Cotton: Rain Delays; Limited Supply of New Seed ReleaseS

👤By Michael Donahoe, Extension Director, Santa Rosa County 🕔Apr 17, 2015

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday, April 16, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear,

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Texas Cotton: Should You Reduce Seeding Rates?

👤By Gaylon Morgan, State Extension Cotton Agronomist, Texas A&M 🕔Apr 8, 2015

Along with variety selection, seed quality should be on cotton producers’ minds, especially considering the wet and cool spring in South and East Texas and current cotton prices. Also, one of the most popular thoughts this winter has been to

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Cotton: Insect Traits, Blight and RKN Resistance Top New Phytogen Varieties

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 9, 2015

Cotton growers looking for a top yielding cottonseed in 2015 have plenty of variety choices from PhytoGen. Three-gene insect trait technology and industry-leading root-knot-nematode (RKN) and bacterial blight resistance will be offered in the new varieties. “Yield results lead the decision on which cottonseed varieties

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