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May 3, 2016
 
Variety selection is perhaps the season’s most important and yet most difficult decision. A poor variety selection decision is not easily overcome.  Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality. Plant more than one variety and consider specific traits and crop maturity after yield and quality. Try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm. The National Cotton Council offers resources to help with that decision at www.cotton.org/tech/physiology/index.cfm
 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S. COTTON
 
(Cotton Farming) Six years after production was discontinued in the United States, aldicarb is making a comeback.  
 
 
(Farm Press) In 2011, the telephone in the Arizona Pest Management Center at the University of Arizona (UA) started ringing. Farmers and pest control advisors (PCAs) from Central Arizona and along the Colorado River on the Arizona-California border were reporting elevated levels of brown stink bugs (BSB) in Upland cotton. 
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Slight chance for rain forecast for Lubbock area. U.S. cotton planting advanced six points 16% completed. Cash grower sales slipped to 56 bales on The Seam. 
 
 
(AgWeb) USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) is forecasting a decline in global ending stocks of cotton in 2015/16 – a 9% slip from last year’s record that nearly topped 112 million bales. The marketing year runs August to July. 
 
 
(Fibre2Fashion) China's cotton reserve sales which begins tomorrow, are likely to impact the country's imports and stocks, the Washington-based International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has said in a press release. 
 
 
TEXTILES
 
(Fibre2Fashion) Botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions provider, Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has successfully completed DNA marking of 10,000 bales of American extra long staple (ELS) cotton, at the fibre level, under its Signature T DNA project for one of the largest retailers in the US. 
 
 
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