Wednesday Cotton eNews

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April 27, 2016

Variety selection is perhaps the season's most important and yet most difficult decision. A poor variety selection decision is not easily overcome. Choose varieties with the genetic potential for higher yield and fiber quality. Plant more than one variety and consider specific traits and crop maturity after yield and quality. Try new varieties on a limited acreage to see how they perform on your farm. The National Cotton Council offers resources to help with that decision at 

(Fibre2Fashion) Pakistani agriculture scientists have been urged to develop disease resistant varieties of cotton and educate growers about best practices in cotton cultivation. 
(Bloomberg) It’s not just metals caught up in China’s commodity fever. 
(Farm Press) China is no longer the world’s largest cotton producer and it no longer uses as much cotton as it once did. But China’s textile industry remains a major factor in the world market, according to the National Cotton Council’s Jody Campiche. 
(Farm Press) Texas Tech University professor Seshadri Ramkumar has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award. 
(Farm Progress) Funding is available to farmers in nine states to install edge-of-field stations that monitor water as it leaves their fields. 
(AgWeb) A farmer going dark on his or her banker is the first warning sign of trouble to come. That’s according to Curt Covington, senior vice president of agricultural finance at Farmer Mac and a 30-year veteran of ag banking. 
(AgFax) The U.S. cotton producer received another brutal blow last week.  
(Cotton Grower) Lately, it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. If we were playing backyard football, the cotton market would get a penalty for piling on. 
(Farm Press) Meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture. 
(AgFax) Planting is underway this time of year and Burndown as well as preemergence herbicides should be applied in order to give your crop a weed-free start. Reading the herbicide label will ensure that you apply the product in a safe and correct manner. 
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