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8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
As predicted, we have had an extraordinary year for bollworms in Bt cotton, some growers stating that cotton looks like it did before Bt. Read more on managing Bt cotton through season's end in this North Carolina Cotton article.

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8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
"The U.S. is still at the bottom of the list of countries exporting contaminated cotton," says Bill Norman, vice president of technical services for the National Cotton Council, who urged vigilance by producers, ginners, and others who handle U.S. cotton during the recent American Cotton Producers/Cotton Foundation joint meeting at Lubbock, Texas. "We've seen a few issues," he says. Read more on the contamination issue from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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8/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Scott Stewart has had a few calls from the Mississippi River Bottom about beet armyworms in soybean and even in some Bt cotton. He's also had a few people complaining about a lack of control with insecticides and the fact that larvae were eating pigweed and then moving into the crops. This is a pretty good sign you are dealing with beet armyworm (as opposed to fall armyworm).

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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
It's not just South Carolina residents who feel the toll of the hot, dry summer. The state's crops, especially corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans, are taking hits as well. Read more on the impact of heat on crops from this Newsstand article.

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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
The cotton acreage contraction in China has been one of the most remarkable developments Joe Nicosia has seen in recent years. So dramatic has been the decline that the senior head of cotton and merchandizing for Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Memphis believes China is well on its way to becoming a big cotton importer - after it unloads a huge state surplus of an estimated 52 million bales. Read more on this prediction from this Delta Farm Press article.

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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Since the first report of target spot in cotton in Tennessee in 2013 it has been found in more fields and earlier in the season. This year in particular some have sprayed a fungicide to protect their cotton in Tennessee. Read more on the known and unknowns regarding the disease from this UTcrops News blog.

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8/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
With a good grain harvest in June and a successful cotton harvest beginning to wrap up in South Texas, many producers are expressing not only relief but also satisfaction over good yields and overall positive results to a crop year that was challenged by floods, pests, high input costs and unstable prices. Read more on yields and markets from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
In a recent newsletter, Don Shurley referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as "Christmas in July". July was a good month but so far August has not been. Read more on the cotton markets from this AgFax.com article.

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8/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension, walks you through how to determine nodes above white flower in cotton, and discusses why this is an important milestone in cotton development in this video.

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8/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cotton in many areas of the state has been shedding fruit for the past two to three weeks. Prior to the onset of this shed, many fields were retaining greater than 90% of the total fruiting forms. Read more on fruit shedding from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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