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DTN Cotton Close: Market Hit By Selling Pressure

DTN Cotton Close: Market Hit By Selling Pressure

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Like most ag markets, cotton struggled throughout the session despite a lower U.S. dollar index. Comments: The cotton market saw selling from both commercial and noncommercial traders Wednesday, unusual action given the lower U.S. dollar index. While the December-to-March futures

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Arkansas Cotton: Latest Possible Cutout Date and Termination Guidelines

Arkansas Cotton: Latest Possible Cutout Date and Termination Guidelines

👤By Amanda Free and Bill Robertson, University of Arkansas Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain

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Mississippi Cotton: Foliar Diseases Don’t Warrant a Fungicide

Mississippi Cotton: Foliar Diseases Don’t Warrant a Fungicide

👤By Darrin Dodds and Tom Allen, Mississippi State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Unsightly spots on cotton leaves are becoming more common as the year progresses.  There are a number of things that can cause cotton leaf spotting including herbicide injury, disease, insect feeding (i.e. spider mites), or numerous other factors.

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DTN Cotton Open: Firms Slightly Overnight

DTN Cotton Open: Firms Slightly Overnight

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Ag markets were steady to higher early Wednesday after most have struggled to find buying interest following USDA’s August reports released last Thursday. December cotton was showing a small gain of 0.16 while March was quietly up 0.19. General Comments:

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West Texas Cotton: Scout for Aphids and Bollworms

West Texas Cotton: Scout for Aphids and Bollworms

👤By Suhas Vyavhare, Texas AgriLife Extension Cotton Entomologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Cotton will benefit from some of the timely rainfall we have been receiving recently. However, it is going to make conditions better for survival and multiplication of several pest species as well. In general, the hot and dry weather of

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Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 15, 2017

General Status General good rainfall area wide these past 2 weeks for most fields with near ideal timing for maximum benefit with our fields at key developmental stages and peak water use. It has made it increasingly difficult to get

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Cotton Outlook: U.S. Cotton Textile and Apparel Trade Unchanged in 2017

Cotton Outlook: U.S. Cotton Textile and Apparel Trade Unchanged in 2017

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates indicate that total U.S. cotton textile and apparel trade was virtually unchanged during the first half of 2017, compared with the corresponding period of 2016. While U.S. cotton product imports totaled the equivalent

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DTN Cotton Close: Futures Fall Further

DTN Cotton Close: Futures Fall Further

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 15, 2017

December cotton closed lower again Tuesday. Much like Monday, cotton prices were pressured by last week’s bearish USDA estimates, a forecast for beneficial rains across the southern U.S., and Tuesday’s higher U.S. dollar index. Comments: December cotton closed down 0.59

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Texas Field Reports: Vineyards Poised for Banner Year

Texas Field Reports: Vineyards Poised for Banner Year

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Texas vineyards could experience a banner year as wine grape quantity and quality are expected to reach new heights, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Fredericksburg, said producers faced some concerns

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Cottonseed Proposal, FY18: Details You Need to Know About Generic Base

Cottonseed Proposal, FY18: Details You Need to Know About Generic Base

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Ag Economist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

With the 2014 farm bill, cotton base on a farm became Generic Base. If you’ll recall, cotton base on a farm was frozen (could not be increased or decreased) but all other bases on the farm (bases of “covered commodities”

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