Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en Moisture improves cotton prospects but encourages weed growth: OK Cotton update Part II http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/moisture-improves-cotton-prospects-encourages-weed-growth-ok-cotton-update-part-ii <div class="node-body video-body">Much-needed rain encourages weed growth in cotton fields</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/moisture-improves-cotton-prospects-encourages-weed-growth-ok-cotton-update-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/moisture-improves-cotton-prospects-encourages-weed-growth-ok-cotton-update-part-ii#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:08:00 +0000 94051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Oklahoma cotton needs a few more heat units: Oklahoma cotton update part I http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/oklahoma-cotton-needs-few-more-heat-units-oklahoma-cotton-update-part-i <div class="node-body video-body">Oklahoma cotton crop needs more heat units</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/oklahoma-cotton-needs-few-more-heat-units-oklahoma-cotton-update-part-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/oklahoma-cotton-needs-few-more-heat-units-oklahoma-cotton-update-part-i#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:02:00 +0000 94041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Oklahoma cotton needs heat units to finish up http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/oklahoma-cotton-needs-heat-units-finish <div class="node-body article-body">Oklahoma cotton needs favorable fall weather to mature.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/oklahoma-cotton-needs-heat-units-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/oklahoma-cotton-needs-heat-units-finish#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:53:00 +0000 94031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Maturing the 2015 Oklahoma cotton crop may require fair fall weather and about 900 more heat units.</p> Scheduling, maintenance, crop management important to improve cotton irrigation efficiency http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/scheduling-maintenance-crop-management-important-improve-cotton-irrigation-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">Improving irrigation efficiency should be goal for cotton farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/scheduling-maintenance-crop-management-important-improve-cotton-irrigation-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/scheduling-maintenance-crop-management-important-improve-cotton-irrigation-efficiency#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:15:00 +0000 93971 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>RANDY BOMAN, OSU Extension state cotton specialist and resident director of the Southwest Research Station in Altus, and Dana Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension specialist, listen to presentations at the recent Oklahoma Irrigation Conference in Fort Cobb.</p> WASDE puts Texas cotton down more than 1 million acres http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/wasde-puts-texas-cotton-down-more-1-million-acres <div class="node-body article-body">Harvested acres for Texas cotton is estimated to be 4.2 million, down from last year’s 4.6 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/wasde-puts-texas-cotton-down-more-1-million-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/wasde-puts-texas-cotton-down-more-1-million-acres#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:52:00 +0000 93851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Planted cotton acreage is estimated down more than 1 million acres in Texas.</p> Old World bollworm threatens Southwest field crops and vegetables http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-threatens-southwest-field-crops-and-vegetables <div class="field-byline"> Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New bollworm pest could threaten Southwest crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-threatens-southwest-field-crops-and-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/old-world-bollworm-threatens-southwest-field-crops-and-vegetables#comments Cotton Crops Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:37:00 +0000 93811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A New World corn earworm also known as the cotton bollworm, dines on an ear of corn.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Pat Porter) Ample rainfall creates ideal conditions for weed pressure in cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/ample-rainfall-creates-ideal-conditions-weed-pressure-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mid-season weed control will be critical to maintain cotton yield and quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/ample-rainfall-creates-ideal-conditions-weed-pressure-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/ample-rainfall-creates-ideal-conditions-weed-pressure-cotton#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:14:00 +0000 93801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>After recent rains, weeds are taking over some cotton fields.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo) COTTON SPIN: Even more new crop tightening http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-even-more-new-crop-tightening <div class="node-body article-body">Strong harvest-time basis for cotton growers who can supply quality fiber for the export market could develop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-even-more-new-crop-tightening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-even-more-new-crop-tightening#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:27:00 +0000 93791 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>USDA predicts cotton production will be lower than July projections.</p> Harvest aid application often a “balancing act” http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/harvest-aid-application-often-balancing-act <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton harvest aid application timing a bit of a balancing act.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/harvest-aid-application-often-balancing-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/harvest-aid-application-often-balancing-act#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:23:00 +0000 93781 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Weather plays a critical role in harvest aid application timing decisions.</p> LRGV is last U.S. sanctuary for boll weevil http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/lrgv-last-us-sanctuary-boll-weevil <div class="node-body video-body">Eradicating boll weevils in Lower Rio Grande Valley complicated by climate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/lrgv-last-us-sanctuary-boll-weevil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/lrgv-last-us-sanctuary-boll-weevil#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:46:00 +0000 93761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com