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Managing Dicamba Drift when using New Dicamba Resistant Cotton Varieties

Dicmaba drift injury versus healthy cotton without injury. Photo – Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits R. and Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent Dicamba drift injury on traditional cotton. Photo – Jay Ferrell. After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for …

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High-Fiber Cotton and Peanut Byproducts aid Free-Choice Cattle Feeding

Supplementing replacement heifers utilizing a high-fiber diet with a bulk feeder at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s beef Unit. Photo Nicolas DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC What can you feed in bulk to cattle free-choice? One of the most common questions that county agents and state specialists receive …

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Atmore AL Cotton Production Meeting – February 14

The annual Auburn Cotton Production meeting will be held on  February 14, 2017 at Grace Fellowship Church, located on 1412 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore, AL. A great line up of speakers will share on the following topics: 2017 Crops Update Variety Comparisons Scouting New Chemistry What we learned from 2016 The meeting starts at 11:00 …

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Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity

March futures have improved.  January has thus far been a good month.  The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.  No one can be sure.  So if you’re a producer and have been looking for an opportunity to sell a portion of remaining 2016 crop, January has thus far provided …

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Cotton Marketing News: December Numbers May Contain Hidden Stocking Stuffers

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus My kids, and now grandkids, seem to enjoy the cheap, unexpected surprises in their Christmas stocking as much as anything.  USDA’s December crop production and supply/demand estimates were as expected, in some respects, but contain a few things that maybe can be viewed as unexpected and positive. Prices …

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Cotton Marketing News: 2016 Situation Update and 2017 Crop Outlook

The 2016 US crop may still be somewhat of a question mark but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things—the crop got smaller in some areas as expected and the crop still got bigger overall. The North Carolina and South Carolina crops were reduced by a total of 95,000 bales.  The Georgia crop …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Showing Stability and Potential

Many producers are probably sitting in fairly good position right now with regard to their cotton marketing and risk management.  Provided they took advantage of the opportunities above 70 cents when the market was there—and I think many did. The question on the mind of most growers is when and if the market will get …

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Cotton Marketing News: September Numbers Obviously Not What The Market Wanted to See

I’m not 100% sure what the cotton market expected to see in this week’s USDA monthly estimates.  As if anyone ever knows.  Whatever the market was expecting, it didn’t get it; prices reacted accordingly—down. In the short term, markets and price direction are driven by expectations based on the data and information available at the …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Slip

In a recent newsletter, I referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as “Christmas in July.”  Well, as we all know, the new wears off eventually—even for Christmas gifts.  July was a good month, but so far August has not been. Prices have come under pressure over the past week or so, and have …

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Cotton Marketing News: Christmas in July

The calendar says July; but for the cotton grower it’s Christmas.  This week’s USDA monthly supply and demand numbers were an unexpected gift.  The market reacted positively and let’s hope prices can sustain the new-found optimism. Even if prices eventually slip back a bit, and I’m not saying they will, today’s move at minimum gives …

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