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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices.  The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.  The following are highlights from the report: The 2017 projected US crop was lowered 200,000 …

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Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected.  The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone.  These are cautious and confusing times for producers who seek to manage risk in this topsy-turvy market. I may be wrong but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/08/cotton-marketing-news-what-happened-to-cotton-acres/

Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?

Michael J. Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Soil Specialist & Glen Harris, UGA Soil Specialist If you’re like me, you’re watching this rain and wondering where your nutrients are in the soil profile.  The Jay FAWN station has recorded almost 20″ of rain so far in June.  Last week we talked about peanut gypsum application, but this week …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/has-excess-rain-affected-your-cotton-fertility-program/

Season’s First Incidence of Cotton Corynespora Target Spot Confirmed in Santa Rosa County

Fig1: Target spot on cotton. This season’s first incidence of Corynespora target spot in cotton has been confirmed in Santa Rosa County. By: Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney (Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL), Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault (Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/seasons-first-incidence-of-cotton-corynespora-target-spot-confirmed-in-santa-rosa-county/

Manage Potassium to Control Cotton Stemphylium Leafspot

Stemphylium in cotton. Image credit: Thomas County Ag Now is the time to implement potassium (K) management plans for cotton. Late-season K deficiency is linked to cotton leafspot (Stemphylium) disease. Stemphylium begins with minor leaf spotting and can lead to severe premature defoliation under certain circumstances. Potassium in plant cells is vital for the regulation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/manage-potassium-to-control-cotton-stemphylium-leafspot/

Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday the 16th, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear, as soon as fields dry out and conditions are right. Variety selection is always …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/cotton-planting-hopefully-to-begin-soon/

Cotton Irrigation Scheduling App Saves Water & Money

Irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer are keys to producing high yielding cotton. New scheduling tools being tested at Southeastern Universities may help farmers utilize these valuable inputs more efficiently. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department There are many challenges facing cotton growers in the southeast, but this year it will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/cotton-irrigation-scheduling-app-saves-water-money/

Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014

It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have …

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Cotton Harvest Now in Full Swing

Cotton harvest is in full swing throughout Northwest Florida. With the dry weather and warm temperatures to help mature late set bolls, over half of the crop is now out of the field. In Santa Rosa County, picking was delayed on most farms as growers finished up harvesting their peanuts that got off to a …

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UF/IFAS Strip Till Cotton Variety Test Results

Cotton growers must use every tool available to help make annual variety selection decisions. Photo by J. Ludlow Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower will make, and continues to be a yearly struggle since the loss of “triple nickel” (DPL 555), a very popular and top performing variety. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/ufifas-strip-till-cotton-variety-test-results/

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