Cotton – Southwest: Tough Decisions; Blooming Expands – AgFax

🕔May 16, 2018Southwest Cotton Report from Agfax.com  This week: It’s handwringing time. Making final planting decisions and/or herbicide spraying in the face of dry winds and little or no rain is weighing on […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Damage Reports Trickle In

🕔Aug 31, 2017Conservative estimates are that Harvey wiped out unharvested fields representing a potential loss of 400,000-plus cotton bales. Nearly all of the 200,000 acres lost in the Upper Coast were loaded with […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Fall in the Air; Plenty of ‘Cutout’ Talk

🕔Aug 9, 2017There was plenty of “cutout” talk this week, and an optimistic attitude we all feel as the season moves closer to harvest. Randy Norton commented that Arizona cotton, for the most […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

🕔Jul 12, 2017Hail and wind is the last thing cotton growers need at this stage of the game. Huge losses west of Lubbock — Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties — were reported and […]

Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

🕔Jun 14, 2017NOT thrips. That’s what Kerry Siders has concluded about damaged leaves found in some Texas Plains cotton. When is a cotton plant like a piece of bologna? Read more of […]

Cotton Southwest – Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax

🕔May 17, 2017Fleahoppers and thrips are on the radar in the Upper Coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley where dry weather is giving irrigation systems a workout. Beneficials are helping control the […]

Cotton – Southwest – Still Drying Out; Fall Burndown Discussions – Agfax

🕔Sep 9, 2016Harvest reports from the Lower Rio Grande Valley include some 4-bale dryland cotton. High quality fiber is netting a 5-cent or better premium in the Corpus Christi area. South Texas […]

Cotton – Southwest – Need Rain and a Heat Break – AgFax

🕔Aug 3, 2016We continue to hear about persistent high temperatures and dry weather stressing the cotton crop in many parts of Texas. In fact, 8 out of our 13 contacts commented on […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hot, Dry with Bollworms, Fleahoppers, Grasshoppers – AgFax

🕔Jul 7, 2016It’s hotter than a firecracker! The 4th of July saw temperatures in the 90s and by Tuesday it was hitting 100-plus in much of west Texas. Bollworms are on the move […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sunshine: Planters Rolling Fast to Beat Insurance Deadline – AgFax

🕔Jun 8, 2016Good News for cotton growing country! USDA approved the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program. Read the details in 2 items under AgFax News section below. Blue skies and temperatures in the 90s […]

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