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5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Mid-April marked the release of Cotton Incorporated's new advertising campaign with a heartfelt look at why cotton is a consumer favorite and a call to action to check your labels for cotton content. Read more on the campaign from this Cotton Farming article.

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5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
The goal of every producer is to gain an early stand and have healthy young seedlings during those first few weeks of the season. It will be a challenge as farmers deal with low cotton prices, a new farm law, weed resistance and water availability in many locations - namely in California and Texas. Read more on the challenges from this Cotton Farming article.

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5/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Nobody in Texas expects 2015 to be an easy season for growing or ginning cotton, but the industry will persevere and do its best to deliver a high quality crop in the fall. That's the unanimous opinion of producers, ginners and Texas Cotton Ginners' Association (TCGA) members who attended the organization's recent annual meeting in Lubbock. Read more on their efforts from this Cotton Farming article.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Crop insurance products were improved in the recent farm bill because Congress recognized that these products are a necessity for farmers, regardless of size. Read Sledge Taylor's commentary on why these products are necessary for cotton producers from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cotton is up now and it is time to start scouting for thrips. There are already some present in fields causing damage to 1 and 2 leaf cotton. Read more on thrips damage from this AgFax.com story.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
For early May planted cotton, thrips control of seed treatments is likely beginning to diminish, therefore growers need to be actively scouting for thrips damage to determine if foliar sprays are justified. Read more on thrips control from this North Carolina Cotton article.

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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Surface sealing, from an irrigation management standpoint, is problematic because it can drastically reduce rainfall or irrigation infiltration rates. This Mississippi Crop Situation article includes a list of means to determine if you have a soil that is prone to surface sealing.

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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cotton maturity ranges up to squaring cotton. Once cotton begins to square, fields should be monitored for cotton fleahopper. Read more on cotton pests from this Mid-Coast IPM newsletter.

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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Larson stresses the importance of accurately assessing soil moisture verses leaf wilting when determining irrigation initiation. The role of soil moisture sensors in determining when to initiate irrigation is proving more beneficial. Read more on their role from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Stand establishment is a critical stage in maximizing yield and obtaining uniformity in maturity. Assessing stand establishment allows you to determine if your crop is growing adequately and may dictate subsequent management options. Read more on assessing development from this Texas Row Crops Newsletter.

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