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July 22, 2014
 

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The plant can reveal much about its past and its current status by the length of internodes, size of fruit abscission scars, size of fruit in the terminal, and the nodal position of the upper-most white flower from the terminal of the plant.  Collecting nodes above the first position white flower beginning at first flower is helpful to gauge the horsepower of the plant and to establish the date of cutout or the last effective boll population. 

Producers can access crop monitoring tips and other valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program. The ACE site at http://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfm includes such resources as the Cotton Physiology Today newsletters, Integrated Crop Management, "First Forty Days and Fruiting to Finish," Cotton Incorporated's Focus on Cotton and Cotton eXtension.




 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Cotton Grower) The 2014 U.S. cotton crop continues to benefit from favorable growing conditions throughout the Cotton Belt, according to the weekly numbers in the USDA Crop Progress report dated July 20.
 
 
(Farm Press) Beet armyworms feeding on escaped pigweeds have been reported from some areas of south Georgia.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Press) Implementation of the new farm bill's crop insurance provisions was front and center during a recent hearing of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
 
 
(Farm Progress) As the National Association of Conservation Districts this week opens its Soil Health Forum and Conservation Tour in Indianapolis, Ind., national legislators in the House and Senate released two resolutions praising the potential of locally led, voluntary, incentive-based conservation.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projections for 2014 indicate that the global cotton crop is forecast at 116.4 million bales, about 2 percent below the 2013 estimate of 118.3 million bales.
 
 
(The Age) A few kilometres off the main road, not too far from the Murray River in north-west Victoria, soft and fluffy white cotton bolls wobble gently in a vast field.
 
 
(The Land) A research project to identify what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to "stick at it" through thick and thin aims to find new ways to build the capacity of those involved in the industry to manage through challenging times.
 
 
(Trend) Turkmenistan plans to procure 1.5 million tons of raw cotton from 545,000 hectares of land, according to the report of the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures opened on the session lows overnight, rallied above highs of the previous three sessions and traded at or near the highs in early dealings Tuesday.
 
 
(AgriPulse) Scott O'Malia is resigning from his position as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission effective Aug. 8.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(Farm Progress) If given the information that genetically modified organisms can produce foods which provide better nutritional value, 9 out of 10 Iowa grocery shoppers say they would be more likely to buy them, according to research prepared for Iowa Farm Bureau Food and Farm Index by Harris Poll.
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(Farm Press) The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert-based system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of cotton insect pests in Georgia.
 
 
(AgWeb) Producers now have the tools to carry imagery, mapping, and production data directly into the field. Cutting-edge apps are allowing growers to scout their acreage at a very farmer-friendly price – free.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Cotton Grower) Two Mid-South cotton growers are the grand prize winners in the 2013 Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge.
 
 
(AZ Central) Are you one of the "real" Arizonans who can name the state's Five C's? Congratulations.
 
 
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