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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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Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Summary PLEASE NOTE – The Drought Monitor reflects observed precipitation through Tuesday, 1200 UTC (8 am, EDT); any rain that has fallen after the Tuesday 1200 UTC cutoff will be reflected in next week’s map. During the 7-day period (ending

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DTN Cotton Close: Tumbles to Triple-Digit Old-Crop Losses

DTN Cotton Close: Tumbles to Triple-Digit Old-Crop Losses

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

U.S. 2016-17 export commitments maintained a lead of 5.7 million running bales or 70% over cumulative sales a year ago. Shipments remained ahead of the pace needed to reach the USDA estimate. Cotton futures settled on triple-digit losses in old-crop

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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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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Lower As Export Sales Decline

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Lower As Export Sales Decline

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

U.S. weekly upland export sales fell to 115,500 running bales and upland shipments dropped to 302,400 RB. Cash online sales fell to 44 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded lower early Thursday, slipping to new session lows after the

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DTN Cotton Close: Mixed Prior to Export Sales

DTN Cotton Close: Mixed Prior to Export Sales

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Maturing May hit new contract high. Decline generally expected in U.S. weekly upland export sales for shipment this season. Projected higher proportion of acres in Southwest seen as playing key new-crop role. Cotton futures finished mixed Wednesday, with most-active July

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Modestly Lower in Early Going

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Modestly Lower in Early Going

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Weekly export sales report eyed. Cash online business sales rose to 388 bales on The Seam. Fifty-two new May delivery notices issued. Cotton futures ticked modestly lower in wary early dealings Wednesday ahead of the U.S. weekly export sales-shipments report.

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Georgia Cotton: 5 Tips for Minimizing Injury from PRE Herbicides

Georgia Cotton: 5 Tips for Minimizing Injury from PRE Herbicides

👤By Jeremy Kichler, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 26, 2017

In a world of resistant weeds, residual herbicides are the foundation of our control programs.  Cotton injury caused by the pre emerge herbicides is an issue that many growers face every year.

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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Good for Crawfish Producers Amid Expanding Market

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Good for Crawfish Producers Amid Expanding Market

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Texas crawfish producers are expected to have a good year as demand continues to increase in larger markets, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist in College Station, said early reports from

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North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast – Mostly “Good” Or Better

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast – Mostly “Good” Or Better

👤By Guy Collins, Extension Cotton Specialist, and Keith Edmisten, Professor of Crop Science and Extension Cotton Specialist, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

We have made a few changes to the chart below to better define planting conditions. In addition, we cap DD60’s at a maximum value of 10 for each day. If you are computing DD60 accumulation on your own and a

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