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GCC Encouraged by Ongoing Harvest Results

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is encouraged by the early returns from this year’s harvest season. Taylor Sills, GCC executive director, says the crop looks positive considering all the rain accumulated during the production season. “I would say for as much rain as we had, I would say everything’s probably going okay. We’ve had a lot of …

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GCC Annual Meeting Set for Jan. 26

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds growers about the organization’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Taylor Sills discusses the significance of the meeting. “Plans are definitely underway. The Georgia Cotton Commission’s annual meeting will be Jan. 26, the …

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GCC: Exercise Caution on the Roads

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson It is cotton harvesting time across Georgia. The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds drivers to exercise caution this time of year, as cotton harvesters move up and down the roads, from fields to fields. Safety should be top priority, says Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission. “Our farmers are so important to us, not …

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GCC to Have Tent Set Up at Sunbelt

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) encourages cotton producers and industry supporters to visit the GCC tent during next week’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, is excited about the three-day event on Oct. 19-21. “The Georgia Cotton Commission, along with the Cotton Board and the Quail Forever Cotton Incorporated partnership …

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GCC Encourages Enrollment in U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Webinars

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds producers about enrollment in upcoming webinars hosted by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. The webinars’ focus is helping growers understand how the program helps meet industry demands while documenting and verifying sustainability practices already implemented in farms.   Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discusses the importance of enrolling in …

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GCC: Cotton Growers Be Wary of Defoliation Drift

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team remind growers about the importance of on-target defoliation applications. Defoliation is the process by which the plant’s leaves must be removed before the cotton can be harvested. This helps speed up the plant’s maturity. Producers make a chemical application and, approximately two weeks later, …

Cotton Diseases a Factor for Georgia Producers

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait caution growers about various diseases that could be problematic over the final weeks of this year’s production season. Kemerait said the excessive rains this summer have sparked three diseases that growers need to be wary of. “With all the moisture we’ve had and with …

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Cotton Defoliation: GCC/UGA Remind Producers About Timely Applications

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton Team remind producers about the importance of being timely with their defoliation applications. Timeliness leads to increased yields and better quality, says Camp Hand, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist. “We need to start thinking about defoliation, particularly, timing and being timely with our decisions,” …

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GCC, GPC Remind Growers About Upcoming Field Day at UGA Tifton

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Peanuts

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) remind producers about the upcoming University of Georgia (UGA) Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day on the UGA Tifton Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Both commission groups sponsor the event. It is held every year to provide growers timely information and about research being conducted on campus, …

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GCC Encourages Producers to Attend Remaining Field Days

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) encourages producers to attend any of the remaining three field days to be held over the next month. Growers can interact with researchers and ask questions about issues pertinent to their farming operations. Topics typically center on variety selection, pest management, irrigation and precision agriculture. Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia …