Cotton Trust Protocol Enrollment Doubles

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission continues to preach the importance of enrolling in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. Enrollment for the 2021/’22 crop doubled since the program’s pilot last year. Farmers are seeing the value of being associated with the national organization, says Matt Coley, a cotton producer in Vienna, Georgia and member of the U.S. Cotton Trust …

GCC, UGA Advise Cotton Producers About Irrigation Use

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia Extension advise cotton producers with access to irrigation to keep their young crop irrigated amid the current dry conditions. Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension precision agriculture and irrigation specialist, discusses the importance of growers utilizing this important resource. “We obviously have a big opportunity to use …

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GCC, UGA Extension Caution Dryland Growers About Shallow-Planted Seed

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia Extension recommend dryland cotton producers be mindful of how deep they are planting their seed this spring. Hot and dry conditions are rampant across Southeast Georgia and should worsen this week. Growers can endanger their seed if it is planted too shallow. This is according to Wes Porter, …

GCC Encourages Applicants for Commodity Commission

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission encourages those growers interested in serving on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for cotton to apply before the May 30 deadline. Farmers must be a producer of the commodity of the commission, commit to attend meetings and represent the growers of their specific commodity. “Several of Georgia’s agricultural commodity commissions, their producer board …

GCC Event to Educate Students About Cotton, Agriculture

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) Live Exploration: Georgia Cotton event will educate students about cotton and its impact on Georgia’s economy. It will also enlighten some about a potential future career in agriculture, says Caroline Gentry, an education and outreach specialist at GCC. “There’s so many opportunities out there that kids don’t even think about from sales …

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GCC, GPB Team to Offer Livestream Program

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Georgia Public Broadcasting are collaborating to livestream an educational and interactive program about cotton. Live Exploration: Georgia Cotton will be featured on May 11 at 10 a.m. Those interested can hear from various industry experts about the history of cotton, what products are derived from cotton and the crop’s impact on …

GCC, UGA Remind Growers ‘One Plant Per Foot, Evenly Spaced’

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson It will soon be planting season for Georgia’s cotton growers. The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia Extension caution producers that reduced seeding rates may not be the best plan of action for all growers. UGA Extension cotton agronomist Camp Hand reminds farmers what the end result should look like. “Some people are talking reduced …

Georgia Cotton Commission, UGA Extension Encourage Diligent Use of Fertilizers

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia Extension remind producers to be diligent in their use of important fertilizers. Glen Harris, University of Georgia (UGA) professor and Extension agronomist in environmental soil and fertilizer, highlights the importance of growers not cutting corners with fertilizer applications amid an era of high prices. “I think we need to …

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Deadline Extended: GCC Encourages Growers to Enroll

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) reminds producers that the deadline to enroll in the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been extended. Taylor Sills, executive director of the Georgia Cotton Commission, discusses the importance of his state’s growers participating in the program. “The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol deadline for your 2021 crop has been pushed back to April …

GCC, UGA Advise Cotton Growers to Plan Now to Save Later

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team implore the state’s producers to be prepared for planting season now so to avoid unnecessary trips through the field later. UGA Extension cotton agronomist Camp Hand said with input prices soaring, growers need to plan ahead to save money. “We don’t want to overlook …