Archive for July, 2015
HudsonAlpha Helping to Unlock Cotton’s Most Complex Secrets’
“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.
Cotton Industry Needs to Address Manmade Fiber Issues Before Prices Can Improve
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.
Three Benefits of Family Business Communication
Excellent advice about the importance of communication on family farms.
Southeast Cotton Report
“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.
USDA Projects 2015 US Cotton Crop at 14.5 Million Bales
According to the latest USDA report, the 2015 US cotton crop is projected at 14.5 million bales, unchanged since May and 11 per cent below the 2014 crop.
Old World Bollworm Found in US Poses Serious Risk to Cotton, Other Crops
One male old world bollworm was collected in a Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey pheromone trap in Bradenton, Fla., June 17.
Weeds: Are the Fugitives and Flushes Worth Getting?
What about the pigweed escapees poking proudly through the cotton canopy?
Be Observant of Resistance Issues with Key Cotton Pests
Because of a later than normal plant bug migration, growers should continue monitoring square retention a bit past first bloom.
July is the Time for Hand-Weeding
By now, most post-emergence and/or layby h.erbicides have been applied and cotton is beginning to lap the middles.
Controlling Cotton Aphids Still a Judgment Call
When it comes to cotton aphids, look for a naturally occurring fungus that cause aphid populations to crash. Look for gray, fuzzy aphid cadavers.