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July 23, 2014

ACElogoThe plant can reveal much about its past and its current status by the length of internodes, size of fruit abscission scars, size of fruit in the terminal, and the nodal position of the upper-most white flower from the terminal of the plant.  Collecting nodes above the first position white flower beginning at first flower is helpful to gauge the horsepower of the plant and to establish the date of cutout or the last effective boll population. 

Producers can access crop monitoring tips and other valuable crop production information 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 Progress) In California, a record-setting drought is keeping farmers up at night, "water cops" are patrolling water waste and new laws are being passed to curb water overuse.
(AgriPulse) USDA issued a reminder today that producers must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file in order to receive federal crop insurance subsidies, as mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill.
(Fibre2Fashion) Congo's Orientale Province, which lies in the northeast of the country, has created Agricultural Society Bas Uele (SABU) to revive cotton production in the province.
(Fibre2Fashion) The Indian government has approved Cotton Development Program as a Sub-scheme under the National Food Security Mission (NFSM) by adopting cropping system approach, during the current year i.e. 2014-15.
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked higher in quiet dealings Wednesday, continuing to trade in a consolidation manner.
(Farm Press) Precision agriculture tools such as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation will go a long way in helping farmers remain competitive, improve efficiency and increase yields as they work to feed a growing world population, says Sandy Stewart, director of the Research Station Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.
(Farm Progress) Crop land returns in 2013 weren't as high as returns from 2010 through 2012 – and 2014-2015 returns aren't expected to be that high, either. That's why University of Illinois economist Gary Schnitkey says it's time to consider negotiating cash rents lower for next year.
(AgWeb) When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what do you make when life punches a hole in your eye?
(Farm Press Video) The road to the development of the latest generation of herbicide-tolerant crop traits has taken several twists and turns.
(Farm Press) Cannon Michael of Bowles Farms in Dos Palos, Calif. is the first grower recognized on Cotton Incorporated's website under a new section called 'Spotlight on Beltwide Cotton Growers.
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