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10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
There comes a point late in the season where defoliation timing begins to lean more heavily on the forecast and historical temperature normals associated with the current date than our maturity measurements. Read more defoliation timing from this UTcrops News log.

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10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM
The United States and Brazil have settled their decade-old cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization. Under the new agreement, Brazil will terminate the cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in the dispute and will bring no new WTO actions against U.S. cotton support programs while the current U.S. Farm Bill is in force. Read more on the resolution from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station. Read more on

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9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Cotton farmers in the Texas High Plains have suffered through too much drought for the past four years to contemplate complaining about a cloudy, wet September that has slammed the brakes on cotton maturation. Read more on the rain from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
Of the possible surprises left this season, one would have to be whether Texas abandonment gets ratcheted up. Why might that happen? Find out from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM
We all agree this is not a good time to be trying to sell cotton. Considering the fact that cotton was once at 80 cents or better, nothing will appear relatively attractive at this point; but growers nevertheless need to carefully consider their options. Read more on the options and markets from Don Shurley's commentary at the link below.

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9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Thrips are a unique pest for North Carolina cotton farmers because they are a problem in every single field which is why North Carolina State University researchers are looking at new ways to control the insect, according to Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension entomologist. Read more on thrips' control from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
The USDA released their 2014 Cotton Varieties Planted Report on September 12, 2014. Check out data for the state from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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9/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
With so much attention on peanuts this week, cotton is starting to be defoliated in the county. There are a few different methods from the 2014 UGA Cotton Production Handbook we could check to make decisions. Read the options from this Thomas County Ag article.

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9/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Cotton defoliation is starting on a wider basis this week. No reports of picking yet, although some may have started in the southern SJV in a few early-planted fields. Whitefly remain the focus in SJV cotton as we move into the second half of September. Read more on cotton defoliation and whiteflies from this AgFax West report.

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