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September 17, 2014
 
 

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Harvest aid product selection/application timing should be based on heat units beyond cutout, plant activity, yield potential, timing of harvest equipment and weather forecast. Maintain application schedules to remain in sync with progress of harvest equipment to minimize losses from weathering. Also, proper site selection for placement of well-built modules and monitoring them to remove standing water on module covers are essential to an effective turn-row management plan to preserve yield and fiber quality.

Producers can access these and other harvest management tips under the National Cotton Council's Advancing Cotton Education (ACE) program. The ACE site at http://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/index.cfm 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.


 
 
NCC UPDATE
 
U.S.COTTON
 
(Cotton Grower) With defoliation and harvest season nearing, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for grower use.
 
 
(Cotton Grower) Deltapine was the most popular cottonseed brand planted in the United States during 2014, with PhytoGen's PHY 499 WRF ranked as the top planted variety, according to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Cotton Varieties Planted report for 2014.
 
 
WASHINGTON UPDATE
 
(AgriPulse) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expects blending requirements in the Renewable Fuel Standard will end up being raised from the EPA's draft proposal for 2014, but he cautioned those in the ethanol industry not to focus too much on the numbers.
 
 
(Farm Progress) In April, when the Senate Finance Committee approved a handful of tax extenders that included two-year reinstatement of the $500,000 section 179 expensing level for small businesses, farmers took it as good news.
 
 
(AgWeb) Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
 
 
INTERNATIONAL COTTON PRODUCTION
 
TRADE
 
(AgFax) Cotton futures ticked slightly higher in benchmark December in quiet early dealings Wednesday, nudging just above the prior-session high.
 
 
TEXTILES
 
(Cotton Grower) Folks in the cotton industry can be a proud, protective group. Now, apparently, when they say polyester stinks, they have the research to back the statement up.
 
 
AGRIBUSINESS
 
BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
(DTN Progressive Farmer) The National Research Council has put together an ad-hoc committee to study the food safety, environmental, social, economic and regulatory aspects of genetically-engineered crops over the past 20 years and offer recommendations on how policymakers should handle biotech crops moving into the future.
 
 
(Farm Progress) With a massive U.S. corn crop making its way to the bin, it's nice to be reminded global food demand continues to grow. Liam Condon, Bayer CropScience CEO, did just that at Bayer's annual press conference in Monheim, Germany.
 
 
COMMENTARY
 
OF INTEREST
 
(AgWeb) Expressing disappointment in Gov. Brown's decision to sign today a package of groundwater bills, the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation said the organization will now focus on how the bills are implemented.
 
 
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