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Alabama Cotton Yields Third Highest in History

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AUBURN, Alabama—Despite a year with a multitude of challenges in the field, Alabama cotton yields are currently estimated to be the third highest in state history. Cotton production this year is up 18 percent from 2016 production. Alabama Cooperative Extension System economist Max Runge said this increase stems primarily from a 25 percent increase in harvested acreage over 2016. “Given ... Read More »

Extension Entomologists Warn Cotton Producers about Tarnished Plant Bugs

AUBURN, Ala.—The 2017 planting and growing seasons have been vastly different than the planting and growing conditions farmers contended with in 2016. From 2016’s extreme drought to 2017’s continued flash flooding, producers have struggled in the field. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Ron Smith said the 2017 season has already been distinctly different than any season he remembers. “Delayed ... Read More »

Wiregrass Cotton Expo Offers Profitability Training for Producers

Auburn, Ala.—Cotton growers throughout the state are looking for ways to maximize cotton crop profits in a market where prices are low and inputs are high. In order to produce high quality cotton for a top dollar price, farmers will need a strategic plan for the upcoming growing season. Extension agronomist William Birdsong said Alabama Extension is offering an opportunity for producers ... Read More »