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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
The annual Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide has been updated and can be accessed at the end of this Mississippi Crop Situation article. This guide is intended to be used to assist those who make harvest aid application decisions.

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9/26/2016 12:00:00 AM
With the exception of a few rainy days, we have had a very nice window for defoliation. As night temperatures drop from 65F to 50F, remember that plant responses to defoliants and boll openers slow to a crawl. Read more on how it impacts defoliation from this UTcrops News blog.

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9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
World 2016/17 cotton supply and demand numbers were essentially neutral following some very slight adjustments in USDA's September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Read more on the cotton markets from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last October's historic flood landed a hard blow to South Carolina cotton farmers, one they are not over yet. Read more on the impact of last year's flood from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
Please see the bulletin from the National Cotton Council regarding practices for keeping harvested cotton contamination-free. This is an important issue that could affect marketability of cotton. Careful attention to these practices will ensure that NC producers will continue to grow and market high quality cotton.

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9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
This week has been a little drier than the past month, and cotton pickers are running. Cotton quality has been holding close to the same for most places, but has dropped a little in places that got the most rain in the area. Read more on the cotton crop from this Upper Coast IPM article.

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9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Don Shurley is 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. Read more on the impact on the markets from this AgFax.com article.

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9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. exports in 2016/17 are forecast at 11.5 million bales, 25 percent above the 2015/16 level. Although total world trade expected to decline slightly in 2016/17, the U.S. share of world trade is expected to increase to 34 percent, the highest level since 2010/11, due mainly to an expected 3.3 million bale increase in production.

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9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
The 2016 cotton crop will soon be winding down and it's nearly time to be thinking about preparing this crop for harvest. Defoliation and harvest aid decisions can often be difficult as many factors influence product selection and rates. This North Carolina Cotton article contains some considerations that should help growers with these decisions.

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9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
At the cotton defoliation meeting that was held at the Colquitt County Extension office, Jared Whitaker brought up some good points to consider for this upcoming cotton harvest season. Read the tips in this Colquitt County Ag Report.

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