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August 26, 2014
 

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Insecticide and irrigation termination may be timed as early as possible without sacrificing yield and quality potential based on heat unit accumulation beyond cutout or the last effective boll population. Collecting nodes above the first position white flower during the entire flower period is critical in correctly establishing the date of cutout.  Many describe cutout as the date that five nodes are located above the first position white flower or NAWF=5.

Producers can access these and other crop termination tips 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
 
(Farm Press) In spite of years of experience producing cotton crops on their farms in the Southeast, producers participating in the National Cotton Council's Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Tour in Texas last week are going home with new ideas about solving old problems and current farming challenges.
 
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Farm Press) When all is said and done, it looks to be a bumper year for South Texas farmers who, for the most part, have suffered greatly at the hands of Mother Nature over the last several drought-stricken years.
 
 
(AgWeb) The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(Farm Press) Up to $200 million in competitive grants is available for state SNAP agencies to design and conduct employment and training pilot projects to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants find jobs and increase their earnings, the USDA said Monday.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly higher in quiet dealings in benchmark December Tuesday, remaining on track to post a monthly gain after hitting the contract low on Aug. 1.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
(AgWeb) Agricultural machinery firm Deere and Co. said Friday that it was laying off nearly 500 employees in Waterloo, Iowa, just one week after it let more than 600 workers go at four U.S. locations.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
(Cotton Grower) Prices (Dec14 futures) appear to have turned trend up, at least for the short-term. After trading in a narrow band between 63 and 65 cents since the most recent slide, Dec14 futures this week traded three consecutive days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) above 65 cents.
 
 
(Farm Press) As farmers prepare to plant winter wheat in a few weeks and begin making plans for spring crops they also begin adjusting to a farm law that's radically different from any program they've ever used.
 
 
OF INTEREST
 
(Farm Progress) Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have presented the first global analysis of genome variation in honey bees in a new study published in Nature Genetics that found a "surprisingly high" level of genetic diversity in honey bees, the Entomological Society of America reports.
 
 
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