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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
The 2015 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available online. This document summarizes results from the 2014 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program and serves as a precursor to a full release of trial results in PB 1742 to come within the next few weeks. Find a link to the guide in this UTcrops News blog.

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12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Read about advantages and disadvantages of the concept from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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12/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projections for 2014/15 indicate that global cotton trade is forecast to decrease for the second consecutive season. Read more on cotton trade from this AgFax.com article.

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12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
The USDA December forecasts of cotton supply and demand variables had both the expected and unexpected. The forecast of world numbers showed a big cut in U.S. production plus minor production changes (mostly cuts) in a few foreign countries. Read more on the supply situation from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
In this Mississippi Crop Situation article find all data from the 2014 Small Plot Cotton Official Variety Trial (OVT).

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
All cotton production is forecast at 15.9 million 480-pound bales, down 3 percent from last month but up 23 percent from last year. Read more on cotton production from this AgFax.com article.

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12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. cotton supply and demand estimates for 2014/15 include lower production and ending stocks compared to last month. Production is reduced 474,000 bales, due mainly to a lower crop estimate for Texas.

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12/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
The technical innovation of cotton growers in Australia and the United States qualifies cotton fiber under the Cotton LEADS program, which promotes the responsible production practices of cotton grown in the two countries, as a 100 percent bio-based ingredient for textile and nonwoven products and meets the new requirements under the USDA BioPreferred Program guidelines.

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12/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
In the latest Focus on Cotton webcast, titled Begomovirus-Whitefly Vector Complexes: Emerging Threats to Cotton-Vegetable Crop Biosecurity, Professor Judith Brown from the University of Arizona educates growers, consultants, and applied scientists worldwide about the ins and outs of Begomoviruses, the cause of cotton leaf curl virus and a key component of the cotton leaf curl disease complex.

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12/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
No one wants a reversal of its toxic effects, but it would be untrue to say acid rain didn't provide a benefit for agriculture. As power plants have added emission scrubbers and made the shift to natural gas, sulfur must now be applied to cropland. Read more on acid rain from this Delta Farm Press article.

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