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2017 University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture Required Classroom Trainings for Applying Auxin Herbicides in Auxin-Tolerant Technologies Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance … Continue reading
Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton producer makes each year. Many factors play a role in making proper decisions, and … Continue reading
New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast: Helps Growers and Beekeepers Mitigate Pest Management Effects on Pollinators Managed honeybee hives are at times placed near cotton and … Continue reading
The 2015 Cotton Research and Extension Report can be obtained by visiting the following link; http://extension.uga.edu/publications/files/pdf/AP%20108-4_2.PDF The report can also be found by visiting the Research-Extension … Continue reading
This publication provides a summary of research trials conducted during 2011-2015 in the southeast with the objective of improving thrips management in cotton. This multistate … Continue reading
Dr. Michael Toews, UGA Research Entomologist, recently developed and presented a module for the Focus on Cotton Webcast sponsored by the Plant Management Network. This presentation … Continue reading
The 2016 Cotton Enterprise Budgets are posted. They are available in both a spreadsheet (Excel file) and printable (PDF file) format. The 2016 Cotton Enterprise … Continue reading
February Report Not a Valentine to Cotton
February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. On February 9th, USDA released its monthly production and supply/demand estimates. The numbers were not pretty. That report isn’t the only thing hammering cotton right now—but it sure didn’t help and added to the already bearish outlook for cotton. Over the next few months as planting season approaches, we’ll hear a lot about acres and the weather. That’s fine; but cotton’s long-term future is all about demand.Just because prices have taken a tumble does not mean acres will decline. Growers know that LDP’s are available when prices are low—the market isn’t the only signal out there. As we near planting time, relative prices, expected LDP’s, and expected ARC/PLC payments on Generic Base will determine which way acres go.
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Georgia Cotton Commission 9th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop January 27, 2016 UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased … Continue reading
Ending the Year With a More Positive Outlook
At present, the outlook for 2016 is much the same as for the 2015 crop. With Dec16 again in the 60’s, this may not convince farmers to plant much cotton. But 2016 corn and soybean prices are not as attractive relative to cotton as this year. Also, let’s not forget that at least ½ million acres intended for cotton in Texas was abandoned or switched to another crop due to rain and delayed planting. Also, the large shift to peanuts in GA may not be repeated to that magnitude due to crop rotation constraints.
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