South Texas Cotton: Did Recent Rains Come Too Late?

🕔Jun 22, 2018The 2018 season in South Texas has been a tough one. In southernmost areas, a dry winter and spring meant planting moisture was scarce, while excessive rainfall was a common […]

DTN Cotton Close: Higher Amid Oversold Readings

🕔Jun 22, 2018December lost 455 points for the week. Mills priced 10,602 lots in July. Cotton industry applauded House passage of the farm bill. Cotton futures ended higher amid oversold momentum readings […]

Mississippi: Rains Have Challenged Row Crop Weed Control

🕔Jun 22, 2018There’s always something for farmers to monitor or manage, and in many row-crop fields across the state, weed control is the big concern of the moment. Jason Bond, weed scientist […]

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks in Green in Early Going

🕔Jun 22, 2018December still positioned for its second straight weekly loss. Oil prices jumped. Growers sold 742 bales for an average of 62.74 cents per pound on The Seam. Cotton futures ticked […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Little Pest Activity; Cotton PGR Management

🕔Jun 21, 2018Cotton ranges from just germinated to 10 true leaf cotton. This wide range is reflective of the mess we have been in across a large area here on the West […]

Virginia Cotton: Start Scouting for Tarnished Plant Bugs

🕔Jun 21, 2018Tarnished plant bug (TPB) has begun its annual migration into Virginia cotton. PhD student Seth Dorman scouted VA cotton fields this week (image below) that were over pre-bloom thresholds (indicated […]

DTN Cotton Close: Quiet Session Ends Narrowly Mixed

🕔Jun 21, 2018U.S. all-cotton 2017-18 export commitments is still up 14% from a year ago following sales cancellations. New-crop bookings stand 33% above forward sales a year ago. Shipments now 85% of […]

Tennessee Cotton: Plant Bugs – A ‘Scout and Spray’ Pest

🕔Jun 21, 2018Tarnished plant bug infestations are sporadic and variable, mostly a scout a spray scenario.

DTN Cotton Open: Slightly Higher After Export Data

🕔Jun 21, 2018Net old-crop export sales cancellations exceeded new sales, fresh new-crop sales increased and shipments slowed. Cash online sales increased to 2,451 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded on slight […]

Alabama Cotton: Heavy Plant Bug Season May Become Reality

🕔Jun 21, 2018The rainfall in the past month has kept tarnished plant bugs’ primary wild host, daisy fleabane, fresh and it appears that 2 generations have developed on fleabane. In mid May, […]

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