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9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
The United States cotton industry has long enjoyed a reputation for producing high-quality cotton. One new challenge has surfaced in recent years that has the potential to damage the quality of cotton grown in the United States. The challenge is keeping cotton free of contamination by foreign materials. Read more on keeping contaminants out of U.S. cotton from this Southeast Farm Press< article.

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9/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
With a less-than-desirable forecast and generally late crop, Tyson Raper would again encourage you to know your crop, know your environment/forecast, and use this information to guide your product selection and timing. Find a link to the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide in this UTcrops News blog.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
USDA increased its forecast for corn and soybean production by 3 percent compared to last month's report. Record yields for corn and soybeans are also forecast. Read more on the forecasts for corn and soybeans as well as cotton and rice from this Delta Farm Press article.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Lack of rainfall will prevent dryland cotton from making yields that seemed more than possible earlier in the season in both the Texas Plains and Western Oklahoma. But farmers in both areas will make some non-irrigated cotton this year, a better outcome than many achieved in the last few seasons. Read more on the outcome of the crop from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
In recent years, growers, even with irrigation, have had a tough time providing enough water to meet a cotton plant's peak demand. Read more on irrigation demands from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
As expected, the US crop got smaller. The September 11 crop estimate is 16.54 million bales-down almost 1 million bales from the August estimate. Read more on the size of the crop and the impact on markets from Don Shurley's commentary at the link below.

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9/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Defoliation season is upon us and as such, the 2014 Mid-South Defoliation Guide has been updated and is ready for use. Find a link to the guide in this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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9/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Making insecticide applications for cotton insects at this late date is not recommended. And although some early maturing soybean fields are ready for harvest, late maturing fields are hitting prime time for potential insect infestations. Read more on building insects in cotton from this UTcrops News blog.

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9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
Auburn University Extension Entomologist Ron Smith cautioned growers during the recent Wiregrass Field Crops Day not to let down their guard on stink bugs in cotton. Read more on stink bug control from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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9/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
Spider mites are influenced greatly by the weather, with hot, dry summers being perfect for mites. Alabama cotton producers have had the greatest problem with spider mites this year than they've had in the last 50 years or so. Read more on their troubles with mites from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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