Cotton en Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at Be ready to spray bollworm in Bt cotton this year, Carolina growers <div class="field-byline"> Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bollworm populations have been heavy this year in corn, and they are breaking through a lot of Bt corn. What that means for cotton growers is they need to be prepared to spray overtop of some Bt cotton.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:03:00 +0000 121101 at <p>For cotton bollworm control, timing and spray chemistry critical to maximizing yield.</p> Cotton farmers get early ‘Merry Christmas’ with USDA report <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, UGA Extension cotton economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dec16 cotton futures closed July 12 at 70.78 cents per pound—up the daily limit of 300 points. Cotton prices have not been this high in almost two years. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:46:00 +0000 121061 at <p>Typically a larger cotton crop might lead to lower prices, but US exports for the &rsquo;16 crop year were also raised 1 million bales. This should be no surprise as often exports are raised simply due to the fact that there is more available supply&mdash;but, the magnitude of this increase was a surprise.</p> Herbicide resistance was around long before GMO crops <div class="field-byline"> Weed Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first reports of herbicide-resistant weeds, while this year marks only the 20th anniversary of glyphosate-resistant crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Soybeans Cotton Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:31:00 +0000 121011 at Dry, wicked heat wave stealing promise in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just when things were looking promising for farmers in most areas of the state, another dry and wicked heat wave has a hold on South Carolina and is starting to squeeze the life out of crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Weather Drought Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:41:00 +0000 120961 at <div> <p>In upstate South Carolina, hundreds of acres of dryland corn that looked fabulous just three or four weeks ago have suffered serious damage because of the recent heat&nbsp;wave.</p> </div> Garland Veasey / Clemson University Resistance: The growing threat everyone’s responsible for <div class="node-body article-body">Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Management Peanuts Soybeans Fungicides Herbicides Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:11:00 +0000 120891 at Cotton’s market decline? Blame yoga pants <div class="node-body article-body">If you could cite one culprit creating cotton’s current challenges in the apparel market, you could very easily point to the recent fashion trend that favors lightweight yoga pants over denim.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Incorporated Tue, 05 Jul 2016 19:21:00 +0000 120791 at <p>From left, J.P. Hodges of Charleston, S.C., Pat Rogers of Blenheim, S.C., and Alysa and Scott Walker of McDavid, Fla. see the workings of the Monarch single knit spinning machine explained by Emmett Hylton, manager of the product development laboratory of Cotton Incorporated in Cary, N.C. The young farmers were part of the &ldquo;Young Guns&rdquo; tour of Cotton Incorporated in June, managed by the Cotton Board.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> To get best herbicide performance, lukewarm water can help <div class="field-byline"> Keith Robinson, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Guidance offered in Water Temperature and Herbicide Performance is based on research by Purdue University weed scientists who studied the effectiveness of certain herbicides on several weed species when mixed with spray water at various temperatures. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Soybeans Herbicides Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:22:00 +0000 120871 at <p>A tank of water sits among other containers in a farm shop. Purdue researchers say the temperature of water stored in tanks above ground for more than a day or two should be moderate to warm before mixing with postemergence herbicides for optimum effectiveness.</p> Purdue University Workshops planned to help South Carolina farmers get flood aid <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Educational workshops planned for farmers throughout South Carolina to help them apply for flood assistance under the South Carolina Farm Aid Grant Program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Management Peanuts Soybeans Seminars Flooding Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:10:00 +0000 120801 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">The South Carolina General Assembly approved $40 million in state aid for farmers who suffered losses from last October&rsquo;s historic flood. Farmers can apply for grants covering 20 percent of their crop loss up to $100,000. Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 15.</span></p> Jonathan Windham/Clemson University Young cotton farmers want to know how research, promotion money is spent <div class="node-body gallery-body">Young cotton farmers from across the Mid-South and Southeast made the trip to Cary, N.C. June 20 to see the house that cotton built.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:52:00 +0000 120741 at <p><span>Emmett&nbsp;</span>Hylton<span>, manager of the product development laboratory at Cotton&nbsp;</span>Incorporated<span>, gives a demonstration of the Monarch single knit spinning machine to Scott and&nbsp;</span>Alysa<span>&nbsp;Walker of&nbsp;</span>McDavid<span>, Fla.</span></p>