U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Launches Nationwide Grower Recruitment Campaign

Clint Thompson Cotton

MEMPHIS, TENN. – American cotton growers now can join the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a new standard for verifying the sustainability progress of U.S. cotton. As consumers continue to demand eco-friendly products, enrolling in the Trust Protocol will help growers ensure markets for their cotton by verifiably demonstrating the sustainability record of American cotton in the global market. At a …

Alabama Cotton Producers Dealing With Aftermath of Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama cotton farmers continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, who just two days ago, upended this year’s work by producers in the southwest part of the state; specifically those in Escambia, Monroe and Baldwin Counties. One of those producers, Ed Kane, who also serves as a consultant, discussed the impact Wednesday’s storm had on …

Alabama Cotton Producers Surveying Damage Following Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama cotton farmers are surveying the damage from Hurricane Sally, which delivered heavy wind gusts and dropped excessive amounts of rainfall on Wednesday, according to Steve Brown, Alabama Extension cotton specialist. “I talked to somebody who had talked to a consultant down near (Fairhope) yesterday and he said the cotton was flat. I talked to somebody around …

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Field Day Videos Available for Viewing on Commission Websites

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

Georgia cotton growers and peanut producers who were not able to watch the virtual field day on Sept. 9 can view the video presentations on both the Georgia Cotton Commission website and the Georgia Peanut Commission website. The field day was held in collaboration by the Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension. Specialists from …

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U.S. Major Crop Production Estimates

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest estimates for the major row crops grown here in the U.S. Tyron Spearman has a look at more of those numbers for peanuts, corn, soybeans and cotton.

Cotton, Peanut Crop Update

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

With Hurricane Sally spreading heavy rain and wind across parts of the Southeast this week, the opening of cotton bolls are a concern in some areas. And of course, peanut harvest will see a pause for a few days. But as of this past Sunday, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says nationwide, cotton condition ratings are unchanged from last week. In …

Systems Approach Key to Controlling Palmer Amaranth

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Pest/Pest Control

By Clint Thompson Georgia’s cotton farmers continue to be consumed with weed management issues, specifically with Palmer amaranth. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed scientist Stanley Culpepper said during the University of Georgia Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day that grower’s No. 1 priority is resistance management in Palmer amaranth, also known as “pigweed.” “Palmer amaranth, last year, based on 1,737 growers …

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U.S. Cotton Production Forecast to be Down 14%

Clint Thompson Cotton

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its September crop reports today, and Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down 14% from last year’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 17.1 million 480-pound bales, down 14% from 2019. All cotton planted area totaled 12.1 million acres, down 1% from the previous …

Alabama Cotton Specialist: Crop, Overall, Looks Pretty Good in Places

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton

By Clint Thompson Alabama’s cotton crop is progressing with some ready for defoliation in a week or so, says Steve Brown, Alabama Extension cotton specialist. The state of this year’s cotton crop varies throughout the state, though some places have been hurt by rain and humidity. “The crop, overall, looks pretty good in places,” Brown said. “The last week or …

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UGA Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day Slated for Wednesday

Clint Thompson Cotton, General, Georgia, Peanuts

Event co-sponsored by Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and UGA Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission remind growers that it is not too late to register for this year’s virtual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day. The half-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9 and will focus on …