Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 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. 'Focus on cotton' webcasts address sticky cotton cures http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/focus-cotton-webcasts-address-sticky-cotton-cures <div class="node-body article-body">'Focus on cotton' webcasts address causes, cures for sticky cotton</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/focus-cotton-webcasts-address-sticky-cotton-cures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/focus-cotton-webcasts-address-sticky-cotton-cures#comments Cotton Cotton Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:50:00 +0000 151051 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California has long had a reputation for clean cotton that is free of sticky substances left behind by whiteflies and aphids. Two university experts in cotton&nbsp;have put together webcast for farmers to understand how to control the pests that lead to &quot;sticky cotton.&quot;</p> Cannon Michael: Cotton Incorporated’s first grower in spotlight http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cannon-michael-cotton-incorporated-s-first-grower-spotlight <div class="node-body article-body">California cotton grower Cannon Michael is the first producer spotlighted in a new section on Cotton Incorporated's website - <a href="http://www.cottoninc.com" title="www.cottoninc.com">www.cottoninc.com</a>.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cannon-michael-cotton-incorporated-s-first-grower-spotlight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cannon-michael-cotton-incorporated-s-first-grower-spotlight#comments Cotton Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 150941 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cannon Michael of Bowles Farm, Dos Palos, Calif, is the July 2014 spotlight farmer on the Cotton Incorporated website - www.cottoninc.com. Pink bollworm eradication in cotton in 2017? http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017 <div class="field-deck"> Eradication process a U.S. success story </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“I believe that we have accomplished (pink bollworm) eradication,” says Clyde Sharp, an Arizona cotton grower and one of many western Cotton Belt leaders who have worked so eradicate the "pinkie."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017#comments Cotton Bollworm Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:49:00 +0000 150491 at http://westernfarmpress.com