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September 16, 2014
 

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Harvest aid product selection/application timing should be based on heat units beyond cutout, plant activity, yield potential, timing of harvest equipment and weather forecast. Maintain application schedules to remain in sync with progress of harvest equipment to minimize losses from weathering. Also, proper site selection for placement of well-built modules and monitoring them to remove standing water on module covers are essential to an effective turn-row management plan to preserve yield and fiber quality.

Producers can access these and other harvest management 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
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(KTRE) LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's been cold and wet across the South Plains. The change is welcomed by many in the area who have been hit hard by the drought, but area growers say they hope it doesn't stay around for too much longer.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) On a visit today to a western Illinois farm, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced $15.7 million in new conservation projects through the Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program.
 
 
(AgriPulse) As concerns continue about the U.S. bee population, lawmakers are looking at new legislation that would expedite the registration of products intended to improve pollinator health by controlling the Varroa mite, a detrimental pest to the honey bee.
 
 
(Farm Progress) New legislation to overhaul how the government reviews foreign investors' purchases of American companies could be on the way, a new PBS report featuring commentary from Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., finds.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
(Fibre2Fashion) The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) should once again be asked to play the price stabilization role, in addition to the support price role, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India (Texprocil) has said.
 
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly lower Tuesday after posting the session high on the opening overnight in benchmark December.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) The historic Missouri River basin flood of 2011 was essentially unavoidable, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did everything it could to control flooding and to manage water supplies during the 2012-2013 drought, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report.
 
 
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