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August 20, 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.


(AgriPulse) USDA today announced $25 million in funding intended to help rural businesses grow, diversify, and create jobs in the department's ongoing effort to support local and regional food systems.
(Bloomberg) India may topple China as the world's largest cotton grower next year as farmers plant the biggest area ever, boosting production to near-record levels, according to the Cotton Association of India.
(Fibre2Fashion) For the 2014/15 season, the August report of USDA forecasts global world cotton production at 117.6 million bales, up 1.2 million bales above the forecast made in July, but is slightly below 2013/14 cotton output.
(AgFax) Cotton futures hovered little changed Wednesday as tight-range, low-volume trading persisted, with benchmark December remaining within the prior-session's inside-day price action.
(DTN Progressive Farmer) Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,000 adjusted gross income annually to stay eligible for farm programs.
(Farm Progress) Farmland prices have increased dramatically during recent years, rising in Illinois from $3,640 per acre in 2006 to $7,700 per acre in 2014, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistical Service.
(Farm Press Blog) I saw the weed-chopping crews at work in some cotton and soybean fields during a recent drive across middle Georgia.
(Farm Press) Important meetings, trade shows, field days and conferences for those involved in Mid-South agriculture.
(AgriPulse) A Marine Corps veteran contacted the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) three years ago to seek help expanding his small egg business. He now sells a variety of meat and egg products at farmers markets, all recently stamped with a label that notes they are "Homegrown by Heroes."  
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