The success or failure of a crop is highly dependent on obtaining and maintaining an acceptable stand. A poor start greatly narrows margins for error the remainder of the season. Plant uniformly spaced seeds with good seed-to-soil contact, warm soil temperatures of at least 65° F, and adequate soil moisture. Replanting is discouraged unless there is a significant loss of stand. A plant population of one plant per foot of row is often more desirable than replanting later in the planting season. Producers are reminded that they can access stand establishment tips and other valuable crop production information under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program.
The ACE site athttp://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfmincludes 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.
(fibre2fashion) The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton projections for 2013/14 indicate that global 2013/14 cotton consumption is estimated at 109.5 million bales, 3 percent (3 million bales) above the preceding year.
(AgriPulse) WASHINGTON - The dedication of Dr. Norman Borlaug's statue in the U.S. Capitol last month brought together an amazing array of Democrats and Republicans, united in highlighting his accomplishments in feeding the world.
(AgFax) Growers interested in best management practices that can help improve the soil health of their fields are encouraged to attend “Conservation Farming: Financial and Technical Assistance,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco.