Cotton http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6051/more en COTTON SPIN: Thoughts from the world’s largest cotton patch http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-thoughts-world-s-largest-cotton-patch <div class="node-body article-body"> Representing less than 40 percent of China’s cotton acreage, Xinjiang accounts for 50 percent and 60 percent of China’s production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-thoughts-world-s-largest-cotton-patch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-thoughts-world-s-largest-cotton-patch#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:15:00 +0000 89061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <div> <p>The bolls are big and fluffy and the color was very white in Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps cotton farm.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fall is busy time for SW farmers http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/fall-busy-time-sw-farmers <div class="node-body gallery-body">In early to late October farmers across the Southwest put in long hours finishing up corn and grain sorghum harvest as well as prepping and stripping cotton.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/fall-busy-time-sw-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/fall-busy-time-sw-farmers#comments Cotton Corn Cotton Wheat Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:10:00 +0000 89031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>An open cotton boll and a blue sky offer a study in contrasts in&nbsp; late October.</p> News of agribusiness: Drought tolerant cotton good for economic stability http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/news-agribusiness-drought-tolerant-cotton-good-economic-stability <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s about the region’s economic stability,” says Craig Bednarz, manager of the Bayer CropScience West Texas Breeding Program near Idalou.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/news-agribusiness-drought-tolerant-cotton-good-economic-stability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/news-agribusiness-drought-tolerant-cotton-good-economic-stability#comments Cotton Seed Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:09:00 +0000 88871 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Varied water regimes complicate variety selection http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/varied-water-regimes-complicate-variety-selection <div class="node-body article-body">The declining cotton market makes improving production efficiency a necessity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/varied-water-regimes-complicate-variety-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/varied-water-regimes-complicate-variety-selection#comments Cotton Seed Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:26:00 +0000 88851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>MAC BECTON checks boll maturity in Bayer CropScience variety trials near his Lubbock County farm. He says field days offer him an opportunity to look at new varieties and to observe performance from older ones as he decides what to plant on his farm. He also talks with other farmers and has test plots on his own farm.</p> Variety trials offer opportunity to evaluate cotton for next season http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-trials-offer-opportunity-evaluate-cotton-next-season <div class="node-body article-body">Seed company representatives also cautioned farmers to be aware of the new technologies expected to be available beginning in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-trials-offer-opportunity-evaluate-cotton-next-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-trials-offer-opportunity-evaluate-cotton-next-season#comments Cotton Seed Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:38:00 +0000 88761 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>IN THE FIELD, farmers and other industry observers evaluate variety performance.</p> Water use efficiency provides crucial variety information http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/water-use-efficiency-provides-crucial-variety-information <div class="node-body article-body"> “We want to determine how much 1 inch of water or 2 inches of water buys in yield.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/water-use-efficiency-provides-crucial-variety-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/water-use-efficiency-provides-crucial-variety-information#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:51:00 +0000 88741 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>BOB GLODT, president of Agri-Search in Plainview, Texas, reviews computer images showing variety/water efficiency research.</p> SRP cotton yield potential looks promising http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/srp-cotton-yield-potential-looks-promising <div class="node-body article-body">Texas AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist Rick Minzenmayer, who works Tom Green and Runnells counties, expects to see some two-bale dryland cotton harvested this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/srp-cotton-yield-potential-looks-promising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/srp-cotton-yield-potential-looks-promising#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:22:00 +0000 88671 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>HARVESTTIME is near in the Southern Rolling Plains and prospects are encouraging for a good crop.</p> COTTON SPIN: Hedge funds, revisited http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-hedge-funds-revisited <div class="node-body article-body">Since early May cotton futures prices have declined over 20 cents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-hedge-funds-revisited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-spin-hedge-funds-revisited#comments Cotton Cotton Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:13:00 +0000 88601 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall Of Fame announced http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-research-and-promotion-program-hall-fame-announced <div class="node-body article-body">A Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame will recognize U.S. cotton industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-research-and-promotion-program-hall-fame-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-research-and-promotion-program-hall-fame-announced#comments Cotton Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:25:00 +0000 88481 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New of agribusiness: Heavy rains do not deter Deltapine field day participation http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/new-agribusiness-heavy-rains-do-not-deter-deltapine-field-day-participation <div class="node-body article-body">“Weed management has been the No. 1 topic in cotton this year,” said Dallan Maas, Monsanto area business manager</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/new-agribusiness-heavy-rains-do-not-deter-deltapine-field-day-participation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/new-agribusiness-heavy-rains-do-not-deter-deltapine-field-day-participation#comments Cotton Cotton Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:39:00 +0000 88401 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>ELK CITY, Okla., cotton farmer Dannny Davis listens to&nbsp; Deltapine field day presentations inside a farm shed while rain drizzles outside near Lorenzo, Texas.</p>