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Georgia Cotton Commission Approves 2020 Research

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Research

At its March 27th Board Meeting, the Georgia Cotton Commission Board of Directors approved $656,287 in research for the 2020 crop year and also approved $25,500 in supplemental research for 2019.  This money will go to fund eighteen projects that will be conducted by researchers and extension specialists from the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia.  Projects …

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GCC Pleased with 2019 Referendum Vote

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

Every three years, pursuant to law, cotton farmers have the opportunity to vote to continue the assessment ($1/bale) that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) programs of research, promotion, and education.  The 2019 referendum period was February 13th-March 15th.  The Georgia Department of Agriculture recently recorded the votes and the result shows 92.5% of voters favored the continuation. Bart Davis, …

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Georgia Cotton Referendum Deadline Nearing

Dan Cotton

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state. Executive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, Richey Seaton, wants growers to know the referendum runs until March 15th. Cotton producers are encouraged to cast their votes by March 15th on ballots they should have received in the mail from the …

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Georgia Conducting Cotton Referendum

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Georgia cotton producers are being urged to vote in a referendum on continuation of the cotton program in the state.  Richey Seaton, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, wants growers to know the referendum runs from Feb. 13 through March 15. Ballots will arrive in the mail from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. If you do not receive a ballot, …

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Georgia Cotton Producers Reminded of Contamination Issues

Dan Cotton, Georgia

While the cotton crop in Georgia has been severely affected by Hurricane Michael, producers who do still have crop to harvest are being reminded to watch for contamination issues in the bales. Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) Director of Public Affairs, Taylor Sills, has information on how you can learn more about it. Georgia Cotton Producers Reminded of Contamination Issues

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Georgia Cotton Crop Severely Damaged by Michael

Dan Cotton, Georgia

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) has been at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo this week talking with folks about the cotton industry in Georgia. One of the major topics of discussion has been how producers are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. GCC Executive Director Richey Seaton talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the efforts underway to help …

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Hurricane Michael Will Affect Georgia Cotton Fields

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Michael continues to make its presence known across the Southeast, it obviously will affect many acres of cotton nearing harvest. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, as of this past Sunday, 88% of cotton bolls were open in Georgia, while only 12% of the crop had been harvested. And Georgia Cotton …

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On Farm Irrigation Scheduling in Georgia

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Water

New “Focus on Cotton” Webcast Approximately 90% of growers in the southeastern United States irrigate crops when they observe visible stress, but by this point, the crops have already lost yield. Yield and quality can be maintained and sometimes increased with irrigation scheduling. Wesley M. Porter, assistant professor and extension precision ag and irrigation specialist in the Crop and Soil …