Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en High Plains cotton mixed bag but overall a promising start http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/high-plains-cotton-mixed-bag-overall-promising-start <div class="node-body article-body">Cool, wet conditions early in the season set West Texas cotton up for unusually heavy seedling disease pressure, but the overall crop may make decent yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/high-plains-cotton-mixed-bag-overall-promising-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/high-plains-cotton-mixed-bag-overall-promising-start#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 87011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Cotton is a &quot;mixed bag&quot; in the Texas High Plains, but the crop could make decent yields.</p> Rainfall benefits outweigh short-term challenges http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/rainfall-benefits-outweigh-short-term-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">Rainfall in recent weeks has turned cotton prospects from horrible to hopeful across most of the Southwest, but increased moisture also exposed growers to other challenges—storm damage, plant disease and weed pressure</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/rainfall-benefits-outweigh-short-term-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/rainfall-benefits-outweigh-short-term-challenges#comments Cotton Cotton Precipitation Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:22:00 +0000 86631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Shane McLellan, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for McLennan County inspects cotton on the Stiles Farm during last week&rsquo;s annual field day. Cotton in the Blacklands has overcome a slow start and shows promise of making a decent crop, say Extension observers.</p> (Texas AgriLife Extension photo by Blair Fannin) USDA/AMS amends Cotton Board import supplemental assessment http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/usdaams-amends-cotton-board-import-supplemental-assessment <div class="field-byline"> Cotton Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Because prices were weaker last year, this rule adjusts the valuation of cotton content downward.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/usdaams-amends-cotton-board-import-supplemental-assessment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/usdaams-amends-cotton-board-import-supplemental-assessment#comments Cotton Cotton Cotton Incorporated Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:36:00 +0000 86621 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Weed control, forage management highlight Stiles Farm Field Day http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/weed-control-forage-management-highlight-stiles-farm-field-day <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fanin,Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Weed control, new cotton technology and forage management updates headlined the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day held recently at the Stiles Farm Foundation near Thrall, Texas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/weed-control-forage-management-highlight-stiles-farm-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/weed-control-forage-management-highlight-stiles-farm-field-day#comments Cotton Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:02:00 +0000 86571 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Gaylon Morgan discussed new cotton technologies at the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) TDA seeking emergency approval for propazine http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/tda-seeking-emergency-approval-propazine <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) officials have asked EPA for an emergency permit to use the herbicide to help cotton producers stave off the growth of Palmer amaranth, which potentially threatens substantial crop losses this season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/tda-seeking-emergency-approval-propazine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/tda-seeking-emergency-approval-propazine#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:40:00 +0000 86511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Identification is first step in developing weed control program http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/identification-first-step-developing-weed-control-program <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding the weed population in a crop gives a producer information necessary to select the proper herbicide, the right rate and the correct application timing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/identification-first-step-developing-weed-control-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/identification-first-step-developing-weed-control-program#comments Cotton Corn Cotton Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:48:00 +0000 86491 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>(From left) Adam Hixson, Adam Hixson, BASF technical services representative, Lubbock, and Matt Matocha, AgriLife Extension program specialist&mdash;weed science, College Station, teamed up to present &ldquo;Corn Herbicides Overlapping Residual Programs for Weed Resistance&rdquo; at the 2014 Crop Tour at the Texas A&amp;M University field laboratory near College Station. (Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) COTTON SPIN: Unfolding Uncertainty in U.S. Cotton Outlook http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-unfolding-uncertainty-us-cotton-outlook <div class="node-body article-body">For growers with un-contracted, un-hedged cotton, I suggest paying close attention to the markets with any eye towards taking a short futures position if December ’14 rallies back 80 cents. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-unfolding-uncertainty-us-cotton-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-unfolding-uncertainty-us-cotton-outlook#comments Cotton Cotton Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:19:00 +0000 86451 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Plains Cotton selling textile/apparel division http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/plains-cotton-selling-textileapparel-division <div class="node-body article-body">Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), headquartered at Lubbock, Texas, has announced the sale of its Textile and Apparel Division to American Textile Holdings, LLC, (AmTex).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/plains-cotton-selling-textileapparel-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/plains-cotton-selling-textileapparel-division#comments Cotton Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:25:00 +0000 86221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 2014 P.I.E. Program Tour Dates Set http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-pie-program-tour-dates-set <div class="node-body article-body">NCC’s Southwest PIE tour will be on August 17-22, not Aug. 19-24 as stated in a release distributed on April 24.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-pie-program-tour-dates-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-pie-program-tour-dates-set#comments Cotton Cotton National Cotton Council Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:38:00 +0000 86101 at http://southwestfarmpress.com COTTON SPIN: 2014 U.S. cotton crop projected tighter http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-2014-us-cotton-crop-projected-tighter <div class="node-body article-body">If the month-on-month change in forecasted cotton ending stocks gets tighter, we would expect to see prices in the short term adjust higher.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-2014-us-cotton-crop-projected-tighter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-2014-us-cotton-crop-projected-tighter#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 28 May 2014 16:02:00 +0000 85981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The most bearish price outcome for 2014 cotton would be from a U.S. crop over 16 million bales and U.S. exports below 10 million.</p>