Grasshoppers have been a sporadic pest of seedling cotton for 10 or more years. Growers reported observing high numbers of adult grasshoppers during harvest season in fall 2017.
There are some basic management practices that can affect, sometimes worsen, and other times be used to reduce risks of insect pest injury.
Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA Apr 3, 2020
Average spot quotations were 268 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […]
DTN Cotton Close: Week Ends Nearly Unchanged Apr 3, 2020
After a week of scary news and wild financial markets, the cotton market will end this week virtually flat from last Friday. This was a week where the market saw […]
Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]
Beijing gave the world a 30% drop in cotton prices with its coronavirus. Ditto the Dow Jones. Yet, this week seemed to offer a bit of market cooling as some […]
Shurley on Cotton: Will the Bleeding Ever Stop? Apr 3, 2020
The destruction of markets and prices due to the impacts of the coronavirus are unprecedented. In 40 years as an economist and analyst—30 years of that in cotton, I’ve not […]
DTN Cotton Open: Market Struggles Higher Apr 3, 2020
In the face of tremendous bearish odds, the cotton market is attempting to stay positive Friday. March jobs data was released Friday morning and the results were staggering. For the […]
R.L., Dennis, and Kylie talk about current crop conditions and working remotely. Kylie interviews Dr. Sebe Brown about seed treatments in cotton and soybeans. Kim Brown talks about current pesticide […]
DTN Cotton Close: Wobbly but Up Apr 2, 2020
Spurred on by good export sales and recovery in the energy complex, the cotton market finished the day with triple-digit gains. In fact, at one time, spot May traded beyond […]