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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Little Changed in Early Going

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Little Changed in Early Going

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Mar 1, 2017

U.S. inflation reported closing in on Fed’s 2% target. Surveys showed China’s factory activity picked up pace. Cash online sales rose to a combined 6,951 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures ticked little changed on a second day of indecisive,

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Tennessee Cover Crops: Change in Pest Management Strategies Needed

Tennessee Cover Crops: Change in Pest Management Strategies Needed

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Mar 1, 2017

Experience has taught us that allowing green vegetation to persist in a field within a few weeks of planting can increase the risk to certain pest problems. Thus, we need to adjust our pest management practices to avoid crop losses when cover crops

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Texas Field Reports: Corn Planting Underway with Unusually Warm Weather

Texas Field Reports: Corn Planting Underway with Unusually Warm Weather

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

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties received good rains the last two reporting periods, and soil moisture was much better. Temperatures were from highs in the 90s down to lows in the 40s. Some spring planting

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DTN Cotton Close: Up Modestly in Tight-Range Action

DTN Cotton Close: Up Modestly in Tight-Range Action

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

May gained 0.98% for the month. Brief rainfall interrupted early Rio Grande Valley planting. Record heat gripped the Texas Plains in February. U.S. upland classing reached 15.93 million RB, fractionally above the crop estimate. Cotton futures settled on modest gains

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly Higher on Last Day of Month

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly Higher on Last Day of Month

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

U.S. economic growth advanced 1.9% in the final quarter of 2016. Overall cash online cotton sales fell to 4,209 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded slightly higher in the early going on this “turnaround Tuesday” and the last day

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Florida Cotton: Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

Florida Cotton: Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

👤By Michael Donahoe, University of Florida 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and

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Georgia Cotton: Managing Pigweed with New Herbicide Systems

Georgia Cotton: Managing Pigweed with New Herbicide Systems

👤By Stanley Culpepper and Amanda Smith, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 27, 2017

A farmer asked “there is so much talk about preventing off-target movement of 2,4-D and dicamba, and I get it, but how will the weed control be with an auxin system in the new technologies.” Dicamba and 2,4-D are certainly

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Cotton: Ag Market Network Will Broadcast From Midsouth Gin Show, March 4

Cotton: Ag Market Network Will Broadcast From Midsouth Gin Show, March 4

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Cotton analyst O.A. Cleveland will highlight the next Ag Market Network teleconference, set for Saturday, March 4, starting at 11 a.m.(Central). For the first time ever the teleconference will be broadcast from the Midsouth Farm & Gin Show in Memphis,

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DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Mixed as Old-Crop Slips

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Mixed as Old-Crop Slips

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Details awaited on China sales. U.S. export commitments stand at 89% of USDA’s 2016-17 estimate and 63% above cumulative sales a year ago. Commitments for 2017-18 reported nearly 8% of the export forecast. Cotton futures finished mixed Monday, down in

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly Higher in Subdued Trade

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly Higher in Subdued Trade

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Trend-following funds chopped their net longs 8,938 lots. Total cash online sales slipped a bit to 13,246 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded slightly higher in subdued early dealings Monday after opening unchanged overnight on the session low in

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