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August 27, 2014


Insecticide and irrigation termination may be timed as early as possible without sacrificing yield and quality potential based on heat unit accumulation beyond cutout or the last effective boll population. Collecting nodes above the first position white flower during the entire flower period is critical in correctly establishing the date of cutout.  Many describe cutout as the date that five nodes are located above the first position white flower or NAWF=5.

Producers can access these and other crop termination tips under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program. The ACE site at includes such resources as the Cotton Physiology Today newsletters, Integrated Crop Management, "First Forty Days and Fruiting to Finish," Cotton Incorporated's Focus on Cotton and Cotton eXtension.


(Farm Press Video) As cotton strippers continue to roll in the Coastal Bend and farther south in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, some remarkable reports are surfacing about just how good the year is turning out the be, and not just for cotton but for corn and grain sorghum as well.
(Farm Press) The final irrigation is a very important decision to make for a cotton grower.
(Cotton Grower) According to the August 24 USDA Crop Progress Report, 19 percent of the 2014 cotton crop is showing open bolls. Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State Extension cotton specialist, says that growers should use that first cracked boll as the point at which plans should be made to terminate cotton irrigation.
(AgriPulse) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released additional information on the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) availability for Spring 2015 crops and an online decision-making tool how SCO can interact with the new Stacked Income Protection (STAX) plan.
(Reuters Africa) China's Sichuan province is in talks to invest $300 million in cotton, rice and fruit production in Uganda, a senior Ugandan official said on Wednesday.
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly in the red in benchmark December Wednesday after finishing near the day's best levels the previous session and posting a 317-point advance from last week's low to Tuesday's high.
(Cotton Grower) Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel says there's a lot of interest in aerial seeding of cover crops into standing crops like cotton, corn and soybeans this fall to help with weed suppression next spring.
(AgriPulse) After almost two years of controversial contract negotiations which threatened the stability of U.S. agricultural exports, the longshoreman who load grain here have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several grain companies and will return to work on Wednesday.
(Farm Progress) Net farm income is forecast to be $113.2 billion in 2014, down about 14% from 2013's forecast of $131.3 billion, but up from the year's earlier estimates, the USDA Economic Research Service said Tuesday.
(Valley Morning Star) Harlingen — This year's first bale of cotton in the United States was a record-breaker.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) U.S. sugar growers win an early round in a ruling by the U.S. Commerce Department citing that imported Mexican sugar is being subsidized by the Mexican government. That opens the door for the U.S. to impose countervailing duties on the sugar.
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