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Georgia Cotton Farmer Discusses Farm Economy

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The U.S. Senate is working on passing a disaster aid bill to provide assistance for farmers hurt by storm damage, including those affected by Hurricane Michael last October. The U.S. House did pass a disaster bill last week, and now congressional leaders and the White House are working on a bipartisan bill that can get through the Senate. Last week Colquitt …

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Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Cotton Management Decisions

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Industry News Release

Spring and warmer weather sends producers to the fields in droves, planting and making decisions about the upcoming growing season. Researchers at North Carolina State University helped to remove some guesswork from cotton management by developing the thrips predictor model. Predicting Thrips Ron Smith, an Alabama Extension entomologist, said for many years specialists and producers have assumed the earliest planted …

Cotton Trust Protocol Signup Starts in June

Dan Cotton

Implementation is underway for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It’s an integrated data collection, measurement and verification procedure that will document U.S. cotton production practices and their environmental impact. Executive Director of the Sustainability Protocol, Ken Burton, explains how the program was formed. The data is intended to benchmark farmers’ gains towards the industry’s goals, and provide the global textile supply …

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Nematode Control Increases Cotton Yield Potential

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors

For cotton growers battling nematodes, University trials across the South continue to show an increase in yield and profit with an at-plant nematicide application. And according to Bayer Senior Technical Service Representative, Keith Rucker, cotton fields treated with Velum® Total have an advantage. At-plant nematode control increases cotton yield potential Velum® Total nematicide protects root system to boost potential yields University trials across …