Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Should you use professional marketing services? http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/should-you-use-professional-marketing-services <div class="node-body article-body">Doing-it-yourself versus calling a contractor depends on a lot of things. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/should-you-use-professional-marketing-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/should-you-use-professional-marketing-services#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:30:00 +0000 102761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Round bales of newly-harvested cotton wait in the gin yard. Farmers may want to consider marketing experts to help get a better price for their crop.</p> BIG Conference features new products in cotton session http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/big-conference-features-new-products-cotton-session <div class="node-body article-body">The cotton session is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/big-conference-features-new-products-cotton-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/big-conference-features-new-products-cotton-session#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:09:00 +0000 102741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>New trends in cotton production, plus a policy update from the National Cotton Council, will be part of the Blackland Income Growth Conference cotton session Dec. 13.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Bacterial blight remains concern for Texas cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-remains-concern-texas-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">This year, wet, rainy conditions early in the season saw the resurgence of blight in other parts of the Southern High Plains and in limited areas of Oklahoma.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-remains-concern-texas-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-remains-concern-texas-cotton#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:39:00 +0000 102591 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Bacterial blight symptoms on a cotton boll.</p> Randy Boman, OSU Extension Gallery: Oklahoma cotton crop producing well http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-oklahoma-cotton-crop-producing-well <div class="node-body gallery-body">The possibility of good yield is a welcome change from recent seasons when drought limited even irrigated farms to below breakeven production.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-oklahoma-cotton-crop-producing-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-oklahoma-cotton-crop-producing-well#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:37:00 +0000 102571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton ready to harvest in Southwest Oklahoma</p> Digesting the cotton supply and demand numbers http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/digesting-cotton-supply-and-demand-numbers <div class="node-body article-body">I do not yet see how there is enough demand to sustain prices over 70 cents for very long.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/digesting-cotton-supply-and-demand-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/digesting-cotton-supply-and-demand-numbers#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:44:00 +0000 102531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Southwest cotton yield estimates add to U.S. production and weigh on global stocks, limiting potential for price gains.</p> Dirty linen: A sheets scandal is roiling the cotton industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/dirty-linen-sheets-scandal-roiling-cotton-industry <div class="field-byline"> Matthew Campbell, Shannon Pettypiece and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Huddled inside Target Corp.’s headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, a team of investigators spent the summer trying to answer what should have been a simple question: What were hundreds of thousands of the retailer’s sheets actually made of?</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/dirty-linen-sheets-scandal-roiling-cotton-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/dirty-linen-sheets-scandal-roiling-cotton-industry#comments Cotton Marketing Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:39:00 +0000 102451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Major American retailers have been selling premium-priced sheets purportedly made of Egyptian cotton -- a byword for luxury in linens -- but that may in reality be woven with lower-quality cotton blends.</p> Photo: g-miner/Thinkstock EPA to expand use of herbicide Enlist DUO http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/epa-expand-use-herbicide-enlist-duo <div class="node-body article-body">While environmentalists were quick to applaud the EPA move last year, they strongly oppose EPA's latest proposal issued last month to expand its use to more states.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/epa-expand-use-herbicide-enlist-duo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/epa-expand-use-herbicide-enlist-duo#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:51:00 +0000 102411 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Glyphosate resistant pigweed will be a target for Enlist Duo, which EPA has just approved for an expanded label.</p> Here are images of bacterial blight on cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/here-are-images-bacterial-blight-cotton <div class="node-body gallery-body">Summer of 2016 created near perfect conditions for bacterial blight near perfect conditions for bacterial blight in southwest Oklahoma.</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/here-are-images-bacterial-blight-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/here-are-images-bacterial-blight-cotton#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:41:00 +0000 102341 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Deformed bolls are&nbsp; symptoms of bacterial blight.</p> Bacterial blight causes damage in excellent Oklahoma cotton crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-causes-damage-excellent-oklahoma-cotton-crop <div class="node-body article-body"> It’s (Bacterial blight) not something growers face every year, “and it’s not often a big deal — unless it happens to you.”</div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-causes-damage-excellent-oklahoma-cotton-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/bacterial-blight-causes-damage-excellent-oklahoma-cotton-crop#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 08 Nov 2016 15:30:00 +0000 102291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Defoliation is an early symptom of bacterial blight.</p> COTTON SPIN: What the election teaches about cotton marketing http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-what-election-teaches-about-cotton-marketing <div class="node-body article-body">A good marketing plan will anticipate these costs, so marketing choices are informed and intentional. </div> <p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-what-election-teaches-about-cotton-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-what-election-teaches-about-cotton-marketing#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:35:00 +0000 102241 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Trucks move cotton on an Altus, Oklahoma, gin yard. Producers should have a good marketing plan in place to counter price movements.</p>