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4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
The common theme for cotton prices was that there was scarce cotton news the market found interesting. Read more on cotton markets from this AgFax.com report.

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4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Read more on cotton, soybeans, corn, and wheat markets including planting progress from this UT News Crop blog.

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4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Thanks to precision agriculture and advancements in equipment and computing technology, America's farmers are building a treasure trove of production information that will help fuel future innovation. A new organization, the Agricultural Data Coalition, plans to help farmers better control, manage, and maximize the value of their data.

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4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
All cotton producers are looking for ways to reduce input costs without sacrificing those inputs that increase yield and-or protect their crop from pests like whiteflies. Conservation bio-control using natural predators can help reduce input costs and improve pest management for cotton growers and pest specialists. Read more on these controls from this Western Farm Press article.

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4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cotton continues to look good, with stands throughout the Valley ranging anywhere from 4 to 16 true leaves. This week we saw some of the first blooms on older cotton that was 9 to 12 NAWF. Read more on the pests being found in this cotton from this AgFax.com story.

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4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Rain is creating the primary holdup to planting cotton this year. Planting progress is most likely going to be dictated by soil moisture. There are two issues to consider for the front side of planting this year. Read more on these issues from this AgFax.com article.

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4/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Planting season is upon us, and many good producers are getting very antsy about getting into the field, especially our sorghum producers who need to get that crop started and get as much development completed as possible before the dreaded sugarcane aphid arrives. Blayne Reed recently took soil temperatures of 60°F in no-till with heavy corn stubble cover. This is a pretty good soil temperature for planting corn or grain sorghum, but is far too cool for cotton. Read more on soil temperatures and successful planting of sorghum, corn and cotton from this Plains Pest Bugosphere article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Charles Hillyer, AgriLife Extension irrigation engineering specialist's, idea is to make the soil maps, weather stations, soil sensors, flow meters, variable rate irrigation hardware - the tools now used to help with irrigation scheduling - a simpler part of crop production. Read more on the project from this AgriLife Extension article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
China is no longer the world's largest cotton producer and it no longer uses as much cotton as it once did. But China's textile industry remains a major factor in the world market, according to the National Cotton Council's Jody Campiche. Find out more on its role from this Delta Farm Press article.

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4/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, have found a way to use digital images taken in aerial surveys to identify regrowth cotton that may be harboring boll weevils. Read more on the technology from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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