Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Fall harvest, football, turkey, and year-round thanks http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/fall-harvest-football-turkey-and-year-round-thanks <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Hooray &ndash; it&rsquo;s harvest season for many in agriculture. For many growers, the most satisfying times during the crop cycle include watching for a new seedling to break through the soil&rsquo;s crust; and the sights of watching a picker, combine, shaker, human hands, or other harvest ways deliver the season&rsquo;s bounty.</p> <p>I was recently snapping photos during a Pima cotton harvest and suddenly stopped - just watched and listened. Harvest was not only a portrait for the eyes; it was also a well-orchestrated and timed event, and rural music to the ears.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/fall-harvest-football-turkey-and-year-round-thanks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/fall-harvest-football-turkey-and-year-round-thanks#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:42:00 +0000 154141 at http://westernfarmpress.com Variety, technology shape California, Arizona cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-technology-shape-california-arizona-cotton <div class="node-body article-body">A rundown of the 2014 commercial cotton varieties, how several fared this year, and the cottonseed options and technology for the 2015 season and beyond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-technology-shape-california-arizona-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/variety-technology-shape-california-arizona-cotton#comments Cotton Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:28:00 +0000 153821 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2014 cotton harvest on a field of Dow AgroSciences' Phytogen 811 RF. Gallery: Another successful year for Calcot cotton co-op http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-another-successful-year-calcot-cotton-co-op <div class="node-body gallery-body">The people and faces at the 2014 Calcot Limited cotton marketing cooperative annual meeting held in Litchfield Park, Ariz. this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-another-successful-year-calcot-cotton-co-op" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/gallery-another-successful-year-calcot-cotton-co-op#comments Cotton Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:05:00 +0000 152861 at http://westernfarmpress.com 2014 Calcot cotton annual a record breaker, maker http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-calcot-cotton-annual-record-breaker-maker <div class="field-deck"> Tiffany Turner elected first female director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Calcot Limited's 2014 cotton marketing cooperative annual meeting was one for the record books as the organization announced the election of new chairman Greg Wuertz, higher to record prices paid to members, and the first female director named in the association’s 87-year history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-calcot-cotton-annual-record-breaker-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/2014-calcot-cotton-annual-record-breaker-maker#comments Cotton Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:05:00 +0000 152791 at http://westernfarmpress.com Calcot Limited's leadership team includes, from left, Chairman Greg Wuertz, Vice-Chair Jeff Mancebo, Immediate Past Chair Ron Rayner, and President Jarral Neeper. Not pictured is Vice Chair Clyde Sharp. Uncertainties abound in global cotton markets http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/uncertainties-abound-global-cotton-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Global cotton prices predicted to remain in an unspecified range until fundamental changes within governments that trade cotton occur.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/uncertainties-abound-global-cotton-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/uncertainties-abound-global-cotton-markets#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:53:00 +0000 152161 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Ed Hughs, left, and Allan Terhaar, share a laugh at the 60<sup>th</sup> Annual Supima Meeting in California. Hughs, a cotton expert&nbsp;who works with the USDA in New Mexico, warns growers to remain on top of white fly and aphid treatments to avoid sticky cotton.</p> Accurate whitefly, natural enemy counts in Ariz. cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/accurate-whitefly-natural-enemy-counts-ariz-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Tim Vandervoet, Peter Ellsworth, and Lydia Brown, University of Arizona; Steven Naranjo, USDA-ARS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Counting whiteflies, sweep net use, and counting natural enemies are excellent tools to better manage the whitefly populations in Arizona cotton fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/accurate-whitefly-natural-enemy-counts-ariz-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/accurate-whitefly-natural-enemy-counts-ariz-cotton#comments Cotton Whiteflies Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 151851 at http://westernfarmpress.com Peter Ellsworth, University of Arizona entomologist, demonstrates sweep net use in a Pima County, Ariz. cotton field (2010 photo). Picking best irrigation termination date in Arizona cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/picking-best-irrigation-termination-date-arizona-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Ayman Mostafa and Ed Martin, University of Arizona </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The final irrigation is a very important decision to make for a cotton grower.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/picking-best-irrigation-termination-date-arizona-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/picking-best-irrigation-termination-date-arizona-cotton#comments Cotton Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:06:00 +0000 151761 at http://westernfarmpress.com IPM Short: Minute pirate bug good predator in cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ipm-short-minute-pirate-bug-good-predator-cotton <div class="field-byline"> By Lydia Brown, Ayman Mostafa, Tim Vandervoet, Al Fournier, Peter Ellsworth, University of Arizona; and Steven Naranjo, USDA-ARS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Orius</em> spp. (Anthocoridae family) are valuable natural enemies in cotton and abundant throughout the season.</p> <p>There are two species in Arizona &ndash; <em>Orius tristicolor</em> and <em>O. insidiosus</em>, referred to as minute (pronounced my &ndash; nute&rsquo;) pirate bugs (MPB).</p> <p>Adult MPBs are tiny from 1/12-1/5 inch long. The insect stands out in the bottom of a sweep net with its black forewings with white patches which from a distance forms an &lsquo;X&rsquo; shape.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ipm-short-minute-pirate-bug-good-predator-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/ipm-short-minute-pirate-bug-good-predator-cotton#comments Cotton Gold Alfalfa Biological Pest Management Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:25:00 +0000 151191 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agribiz: John Deere's new CP690 cotton picker in 2015 http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/agribiz-john-deeres-new-cp690-cotton-picker-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>John Deere is taking the cotton industry&rsquo;s most revolutionary harvesting system of the 21<sup>st</sup> century and making it even better for cotton producers.&nbsp;</p> <p>From the engine to the row unit to the cab, John Deere has updated the on-board round module building CP690 (previously known as 7760) Cotton Picker with increased power, performance, and uptime.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/agribiz-john-deeres-new-cp690-cotton-picker-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/agribiz-john-deeres-new-cp690-cotton-picker-2015#comments Cotton Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:25:00 +0000 151181 at http://westernfarmpress.com Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/big-eyed-bugs-have-large-appetite-pests <div class="field-byline"> By Peter Asiimwe, Lydia Brown, Tim Vandervoet, and Peter Ellsworth - University of Arizona; Steven Naranjo, USDA-ARS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Big-eyed bugs are predator insects whose large eyes provide a wide field of vision and boost the ability to locate prey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/big-eyed-bugs-have-large-appetite-pests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/big-eyed-bugs-have-large-appetite-pests#comments Cotton Lygus Whiteflies Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 151141 at http://westernfarmpress.com The big-eyed bug is a good insect which targets pests including lygus and whitefly.