Archive for July, 2015
“We are excited to apply our experience in plant genomics to a crop which is of suit major economic importance to Alabama and the rest of the Southeast,” says Jane Grimwood, Ph.D., HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
One of the biggest hurdles will be for the cotton industry to reverse the trend toward greater use of manmade fibers in active wear, says Joe Nicosia, cotton analyst and executive vice president of Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC.
Excellent advice about the importance of communication on family farms.
“We’re smack dab in the middle of bloom for the large majority of this crop, with a little later cotton just starting to bloom and maybe even a little behind that.
One male old world bollworm was collected in a Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey pheromone trap in Bradenton, Fla., June 17.
What about the pigweed escapees poking proudly through the cotton canopy?
Because of a later than normal plant bug migration, growers should continue monitoring square retention a bit past first bloom.
By now, most post-emergence and/or layby h.erbicides have been applied and cotton is beginning to lap the middles.
When it comes to cotton aphids, look for a naturally occurring fungus that cause aphid populations to crash. Look for gray, fuzzy aphid cadavers.