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Texas Cotton: Drift Injury Doesn’t Predict Yield Loss

Texas Cotton: Drift Injury Doesn’t Predict Yield Loss

👤By Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Cotton injury from herbicide drift and potential yield loss has been a hot topic recently, both among producers and in the popular press. It is important to note that this is a complex issue and a definite answer to “How

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Texas Row Crops: Be on the Lookout for Flowering Pigweed

Texas Row Crops: Be on the Lookout for Flowering Pigweed

👤By Muthu Bagavathiannan, Josh McGinty, Vijay Singh, Peter Dotray and Gaylon Morgan 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two pigweed species that have become problematic in row crop production fields in Texas. Palmer amaranth is widespread in the High Plains, Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and Central Texas regions, whereas waterhemp is predominantly

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Florida: 5 Considerations for Preemergence Herbicide Applications

Florida: 5 Considerations for Preemergence Herbicide Applications

👤By Jay Ferrell, University of Florida 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start. To improve their reliability, preemergence herbicides should be incorporated, so here are a few items that should be considered prior to making the application.

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Texas Cotton: Watch for Fleahoppers in Squaring Fields

Texas Cotton: Watch for Fleahoppers in Squaring Fields

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

We have squaring cotton on the Texas Coast and that means we need to be scouting fields for cotton fleahopper. While other pests are present, such as aphids and thrips, the cotton fleahopper has the greatest potential to reduce yield

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Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

Rose on Cotton: Wet Weather Holding Planters Back; Watch Dec Contract

👤Louis W Rose IV, Rose Commodity Group 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The bulls took a break this week with the ICE July and Dec contracts giving back 46 and 34 points on the week, respectively. The July – Dec straddle finished the week at a 425 point inversion, down just slightly

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Average quotations were 61 points higher 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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Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio Sate University 🕔Apr 28, 2017

With news that Congress continues seeking a way to fold cotton back into the ARC and PLC program, this article looks specifically at the cottonseed issue. It builds on the review of the operation of generic base acres and concerns that

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North Carolina Cotton: Cotoran in Short Supply – What Are Options for Ragweed?

North Carolina Cotton: Cotoran in Short Supply – What Are Options for Ragweed?

👤By Alan York and Charlie Cahoon, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 28, 2017

In the past few days, several people have told us that Cotoran is unavailable. Naturally, the conversation turned to alternatives.

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Virginia Cotton: What Are the Pros and Cons of Planting Early?

Virginia Cotton: What Are the Pros and Cons of Planting Early?

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Back in the 90’s, our goal was to push cotton planting as early as possible, even with the idea of getting as much in before May 5th as possible. This was not wrong based on the trends and technology for

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Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 27, 2017

If for some reason a new farm bill isn’t completed in 2017, leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees said on Tuesday they’re hopeful they can at least help farm-bill programs for dairy and cotton through the current budget

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