In this Issue:
  • 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 1
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to March Upward—Some Things to Think About
  • Southwest Alabama Crop Production Meetings – February 15 or 16, 27 or 28
  • Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Use Is Key to Price Strength and Stability
  • Cotton Marketing News: October Numbers Were Not As Expected but Prices Hold
  • Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season
  • Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017
  • Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?
  • Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing
  • New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers
  • Cotton

    2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 1

    Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration and …

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    Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to March Upward—Some Things to Think About

    New crop Dec18 futures now stand at over 75 cents.  The reasons for much better prices seem fairly obvious, but what has been somewhat surprising is the strength of the uptrend.  Prices have now improved 5 to 6 cents or about 8 to 9% since the most recent “plateau” at 69 to 70 cents …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/cotton-marketing-news-prices-continue-to-march-upward-some-things-to-think-about/

    Southwest Alabama Crop Production Meetings – February 15 or 16, 27 or 28

    All producers are invited to attend Cotton and Peanut Production Meetings in Southwest Alabama in February 2018.  A meal will be served at all meetings, so please call 251- 867-7760 to reserve your spot.

    Cotton Production Meetings:

    Baldwin County – February 15
    Farmers’ Federation Building, behind ALFA 21332 St. Hwy 59 S.
    Robertsdale, AL …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/southwest-alabama-crop-production-meetings-february-15-or16-27-or-28/

    Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Use Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

    Back in May, when most of the 2017 cotton crop still remained to be planted, USDA released its first supply and demand projections for the 2017 crop marketing year.  That first projection for total World use was 115.75 million bales.  That was back in May.  The most recent (November) projection is now 119.25 million bales—3 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/cotton-marketing-news-cotton-use-is-key-to-price-strength-and-stability/

    Cotton Marketing News: October Numbers Were Not As Expected but Prices Hold

    Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist

    Last week, I visited an “apple house” in north Georgia.  On this day, there were 3 or 4 bus loads of kids there also—touring the orchards, petting animals, and eating all sorts of yummy stuff.  In the store, you could buy apples by type already bagged for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/20/cotton-marketing-news-october-numbers-were-not-as-expected-but-prices-hold/

    Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

    After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically.

    Most of the growing season, whiteflies were the major concern across fruit, vegetable and agronomic crops. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/crop-nematode-damage-a-serious-issue-this-season/

    Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

    Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist

    The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/cotton-marketing-news-changes-in-the-loan-program-and-rate-for-2017/

    Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field than another one nearby? ” This question reflects the fact that nematode …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/why-is-nematode-damage-patchy-in-crop-fields-how-does-this-affect-management-decisions/

    Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

    Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise.  I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case, but apparently it was.  To a lot of folks that know cotton and keep a close eye on things, the September numbers were not really that much of a surprise.  It was expected that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/cotton-marketing-news-cotton-makes-a-hard-landing/

    New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers

    Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, NFREC Quincy

    A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects and mites in their fields.

    The …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/new-insect-and-mite-control-guide-for-florida-cotton-growers/

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