Cotton http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 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 Photos: Pink bollworm eradication in cotton by 2017? http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The western Cotton Belt, (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas) are in year one of the four year pink-bollworm eradication stage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/photos-pink-bollworm-eradication-cotton-2017#comments Cotton Current Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:03:00 +0000 150481 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton’s front burner - China, farm law, supply-demand, weather http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-s-front-burner-china-farm-law-supply-demand-weather <div class="field-deck"> Upland, Pima price predictions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The latest views on the U.S. and global cotton industries from three of the nation’s cotton leaders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-s-front-burner-china-farm-law-supply-demand-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-s-front-burner-china-farm-law-supply-demand-weather#comments Cotton Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:10:00 +0000 150331 at http://westernfarmpress.com Cotton leaders at the Arizona Cotton Industry Meeting include from left: growers Dan Thelander, Tempe Farming Company, and Bruce Heiden, H Four Farms; and the National Cotton Council’s Gary Adams and Chairman Wally Darneille.