Cotton en Texas’ top cotton region appears to be having a good 2016 <div class="field-byline"> Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Producers had low expectations for dryland fields because of a hot, dry July, but they seem happy with where the crop is at this point.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:35:00 +0000 101921 at <p>Cotton in a Knox County field nears harvest. This year&rsquo;s crop is expected to be one of the Rolling and High Plains&rsquo; best in years, according to AgriLife Extension experts.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Gaylon Morgan) King Mesa gin one of six in U.S. using DNA tagging technology <div class="node-body article-body">King Mesa is the first gin in Texas to use the technology and joins four gins in California and one in Arkansas</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:03:00 +0000 101871 at <p>Jerry Harris, King Mesa CEO, at the controls of the machine that sends a DNA marker to the lint flue in the Lamesa cotton gin.</p> Nematode resistance key in variety trials <div class="node-body article-body"> Deltapine plants variety trials and test plots on the Mark and Blaine Nichols’ Gaines County farm where “We have nematodes on every acre,” says Blaine.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:42:00 +0000 101761 at <p>Field day participants check new Deltapine varieties near Seminole, Texas.</p> New Bayer products target nematodes <div class="node-body article-body">New Bayer products target nematodes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:31:00 +0000 101751 at <p>Bayer FiberMax field day participants check experimental varieties near Idalu, Texas.</p> South Texas Farm and Ranch Show to highlight conservation and Borlaug legacy <div class="node-body article-body">The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show has been a community tradition since 1982, with thousands of people enjoying hundreds of booths and exhibits, educational programs, golf tournament, and children’s activities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cattle Cotton Grains Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +0000 101731 at <p>The late Dr. Norman Borlaug and granddaughter Julie Borlaug.</p> For the Nichols: Teamwork keeps cotton viable <div class="node-body article-body">Blaine Nichols hates paperwork; good thing his father likes it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:17:00 +0000 101711 at <p>Mark Nichols and his son Blaine make a good team growing cotton in West Texas.</p> Field days offer look at what’s coming <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent events sponsored by Deltapine—in Seminole, Texas,—and Bayer FiberMax—in Idalou—gave producers a chance to see new herbicide resistant technology, new and improved fiber quality offerings, and more pest resistance, among other variety characteristics.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:29:00 +0000 101651 at <p>Cotton bolls maturing in the Texas High Plains.</p> Cotton: Fleeting opportunities in 2016 market <div class="node-body article-body">Futures prices remained at sub-profitable levels for six months. There were few opportunities to meaningfully hedge a price that would cover a large share of production expenses. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:28:00 +0000 101641 at <p>Cotton markets have offered little opportunity to lock in a profit in 2016.</p> Challenging season yields mixed cotton prospects <div class="node-body article-body"> “We have root knot nematodes on some farms. I used Temik before they took it away, and then Vydate until they took that away.”</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:09:00 +0000 101611 at <p>Challenges face West Texas farmers as they prepare to defoliate a dryland crop with regrowth from late rain. Lubbock County farmer Gary Evitt says he&rsquo;s seen a lot of regrowth on stressed, dryland cotton.</p> Crisp fall days are harbingers of harvest <div class="node-body gallery-body">Cotton, peanut and grain farmers talk about the almost ready crops, expecting decent yields, hoping for better prices, anxious to move their giant machines into the fields to take the season’s final test—how much did we make?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Apples Cotton Grains Peanuts Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:42:00 +0000 101571 at <p>It was a nice day to drive across West Texas.</p>