Tuesday Cotton eNews

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September 2, 2014


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.

(Farm Press) Cotton producers from the Southeast expressed a bit of amazement at the size of the Texas cotton industry and the way Texas farmers deal with extreme weather conditions to produce a crop as they traveled from the High Plain all the way to the Gulf Coast as part of the 26th Producer Information Exchange (PIE) program.
(Mississippi Business Journal) ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Cotton is looking good across the state as bolls open and harvest nears, but increased cotton acreage planted across the country means lower prices on this year's crop.
(Farm Press) Dr. Carl Anderson, considered by his peers as Texas' leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation's leading cotton analysts, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 83.
(AgriPulse) A USDA Inspector General's review has determined that the department was not sufficiently prepared to handle the mountain of cash - more than $28 billion -- that it was handed by the Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
(Daily News Egypt) The total amount of exports of Egyptian cotton decreased by 69.7% in the third quarter of the agricultural season 2013/2014, according to a Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) report issued Monday.
(AgFax) Cotton futures tumbled to triple-digit losses Tuesday as trading resumed following a three-day holiday weekend.
(Cotton Grower) A Texas Tech University Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI) research project has been awarded more than $470,000 in funding by the Walmart Foundation.
(Cotton Grower) Cotton producers across the Cotton Belt are beginning to buzz in advance of the exciting new herbicide-tolerant trait technologies that are poised to be released in the coming seasons.
(Cotton Grower) The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is conducting a national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds in Washington, D.C., on September 10.
(Farm Press) New regulations on water, both at the state and federal levels, could have major implications for agriculture.
(Cotton Grower) I wish you hadn't done this, Neil.
(Farm Progress) A discussion on today's 'techie farmers' may become part of the South By Southwest festival and conference program, set for next March, if it passes through a round of voting by SXSW stakeholders and organizers.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Rookies who want to run commercial farms lack the capital to farm solo. Realistically, their odds increase by teaming up with existing operations.
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