Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Arizona cotton acreage slides 75 percent in last 22 years http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/arizona-cotton-acreage-slides-75-percent-last-22-years <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the western cotton industry, the folks who perhaps have the best estimate on planted acreage are those who tabulate grower field data information from pink bollworm eradication surveys.</p> <p>In Arizona, the &lsquo;cotton numbers man&rsquo; is Leighton Liesner, director of the <a href="http://www.azcotton.org/">Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council</a> (ACRC) in Phoenix.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/arizona-cotton-acreage-slides-75-percent-last-22-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/arizona-cotton-acreage-slides-75-percent-last-22-years#comments Cotton Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 159891 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Lower cotton prices, crop competition, and ongoing drought are key reasons&nbsp;behind the cotton acreage skid in Arizona.</p> Estimate: California cotton acreage drops 24 percent http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/estimate-california-cotton-acreage-drops-24-percent <div class="node-body article-body">California cotton acreage continues its steep decline</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/estimate-california-cotton-acreage-drops-24-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/estimate-california-cotton-acreage-drops-24-percent#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:51:00 +0000 159111 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California cotton acreage continues its steep decline; now at just over 160,000 acres based on the 2015 pink bollworm survey.</p> Season-long whitefly management essential in cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/season-long-whitefly-management-essential-cotton <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Excess sugars from insects are nothing new to the cotton industry. While it rarely occurs, the impact can threaten economic viability and product reliability across the fiber chain.</p> <p>Most cotton growers and pest managers perform yeoman&rsquo;s work to prevent high sugar levels. Yet, it can take just one or two people not quite thorough enough in cotton management to result in a problem issue and possibly create problems for many people across a cotton-growing region.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/season-long-whitefly-management-essential-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/season-long-whitefly-management-essential-cotton#comments Cotton Insecticides Whiteflies Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:06:00 +0000 158031 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Sugars on cotton lint are colorless but a typical sign sugars are or were present is the sooty mold growth that often, but not always, follows. Photo by Peter Ellsworth.</p> Sticky cotton prevention requires total industry involvement http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sticky-cotton-prevention-requires-total-industry-involvement <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The global agricultural industry has its list of challenges. Quality always remains a top priority across the farming sector, including the cotton industry.</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/sticky-cotton-prevention-requires-total-industry-involvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sticky-cotton-prevention-requires-total-industry-involvement#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:12:00 +0000 157511 at http://westernfarmpress.com California, Arizona sticky cotton disrupts Peruvian mills http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-arizona-sticky-cotton-disrupts-peruvian-mills <div class="field-byline"> Amy Roberts, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some cotton spinning mills in Peru ground to a halt last year when imported sticky Pima cotton from California and Arizona gummed up the machines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-arizona-sticky-cotton-disrupts-peruvian-mills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/california-arizona-sticky-cotton-disrupts-peruvian-mills#comments Cotton Cotton aphids Whiteflies Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:58:00 +0000 157291 at http://westernfarmpress.com Bruce Roberts, left, Fresno State Plant Science Professor, and cotton merchant Geraldo Gery of Peru inspect a field of Hazera Pima cotton near Chincha, Peru. Cotton acreage decline more ‘permanent’ in California than Arizona http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-acreage-decline-more-permanent-california-arizona <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton acreage decline more ‘permanent’ in California than Arizona</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-acreage-decline-more-permanent-california-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-acreage-decline-more-permanent-california-arizona#comments Cotton Drought State & Local Wheat Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:28:00 +0000 157281 at http://westernfarmpress.com Arizona cotton growers (father-and-son) Dennis and Matt Palmer of Thatcher will plant more acres this year in extra-long-staple Pima cotton year and fewer acres in short-staple Upland due to pricing. Cotton Incorporated price risk seminar is cancelled http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-price-risk-seminar-cancelled <div class="field-byline"> Cotton Incorporated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Price risk seminar will be rescheduled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-price-risk-seminar-cancelled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-incorporated-price-risk-seminar-cancelled#comments Cotton Cotton Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:22:00 +0000 156291 at http://westernfarmpress.com 98 percent of U.S. cotton farms are family operated http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/98-percent-us-cotton-farms-are-family-operated <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Newspaper, website, and magazine headlines which assert that corporations - not families &ndash; operate the majority of U.S. farms are simply preposterous. Most farmers and ranchers already know this yet it is disheartening how many of the John Q. Public falls for such nonsense.</p> <p>If you have never heard of George Frisvold, remember his name. Frisvold is a professor and Cooperative Extension specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona.</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/98-percent-us-cotton-farms-are-family-operated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/98-percent-us-cotton-farms-are-family-operated#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:33:00 +0000 155541 at http://westernfarmpress.com Mark Watte: Growing cotton in California's southern San Joaquin Valley http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-growing-cotton-californias-southern-san-joaquin-valley <div class="node-body video-body">Cotton runs deep in the veins of the Watte family of Tulare, Calif. as the family planted the first seed 56 years ago (1959). In 2014, the family grew about 1,200 acres of Pima and Upland-type cottons.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-growing-cotton-californias-southern-san-joaquin-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/mark-watte-growing-cotton-californias-southern-san-joaquin-valley#comments Cotton Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:29:00 +0000 155431 at http://westernfarmpress.com High Cotton Award winners tout family, efficiency, conservation http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-award-winners-tout-family-efficiency-conservation <div class="node-body article-body">Five U.S. producers accept the 2015 Farm Press High Cotton Award Jan. 6 during the second day of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences held in San Antonio, Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-award-winners-tout-family-efficiency-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/high-cotton-award-winners-tout-family-efficiency-conservation#comments Cotton Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:31:00 +0000 155161 at http://westernfarmpress.com Joanne and Wark Watte, left, Tulare, Calif., are shown with Western Farm Press Editor Cary Blake after they received the High Cotton Award for the Far West.