Southeast Cotton Producers to See San Joaquin Valley Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Industry News Release

Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 30th year and …


Georgia Highlights Sustainability and Efficiency to Manufacturers

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Earlier this month, representatives of Wal-Mart, HanesBrands and Fruit of the Loom traveled to Georgia to see firsthand how efficient cotton production is in Georgia. The trip was organized by Ed Barnes, senior director of agricultural and environmental research at Cotton Incorporated. Participants stopped at the office of the Georgia Cotton Commission in Perry and visited two farms in Macon …


Cotton Condition Ratings Take Another Hit

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The weather is not being at all kind to cotton in most major growing areas. Gary Crawford has the story. Cotton Condition Ratings Take another Hit However, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey notes peanut crop conditions are improving. Peanut Crop Condition Improves In Alabama, the cotton crop condition is rated only 1 percent poor to very poor, 17 …

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Field Days Provide Growers with Valuable Information

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

On July 18th, northeast Georgia cotton producers, University of Georgia (UGA) faculty & staff, and industry personnel gathered at UGA’s J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center in Watkinsville for a cotton field day.  At the field day, attendees got to see firsthand the research that UGA’s first class group of extension scientists are conducting with producer funds via …

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Agri View: Boll Weevil Fight

Dan General

Everett Griner talks about eradication efforts of the Boll Weevil continuing in today’s Agri View. Boll Weevil Fight It took many years and millions of dollars to eradicate the Boll Weevil. Farmers and scientists never gave up. While the fight was going on, farmers continued to plant, and grow, that costly crop. Finally we conquered the Boll Weevil. Well, not …


Condition of Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Across the Cotton Belt, the overall condition of the nation’s crop has continued to slip during the past few weeks. However, the peanut crop has seen a slight improvement. Gary Crawford has the first part of this story. Condition of Cotton and Peanut Crops In Alabama, the cotton crop condition is rated 8 percent poor to very poor, 21 percent …