UGA Cotton Team Newsletter May 2022

Articles in this month’s issue include: Early Season Growth and Canopy Development (John Snider, Gurpreet Virk, Ved Parkash, and Camp Hand) Herbicides and Dusting in Cotton can be a Mighty Challenge! (Stanley Culpepper) In-field Planter Considerations (Simer Virk and Wes Porter) Weather and Climate Outlook for May 2022 and Beyond (Pam Knox) Early Season Irrigation Requirements for Cotton Production (Wes …

Agriculture Commodity Commissions Seeking Nominations

Several Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions are seeking nominations for positions of individuals whose terms are set to expire. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday May 27, 2022. To serve on a Commodity Commission, a person must be a producer of the commodity of the commission, commit to attend meetings and represent the producers of the commodity. Term-expiring board members are also eligible for reappointment. Please see …

UGA Cotton Team Newsletter – April 2022

Articles in this month’s issue include: The Importance of Preplant Fertilizer – Don’t Delay or Cut Out N, P, or K (Glen Harris) A Pre-Season Checklist for Diseases and Nematodes of Cotton (Bob Kemerait) Weather and Climate Outlook for April 2021 (Pam Knox) Thrips Management: Use An At-Plant Insecticide (Phillip Roberts) Irrigation System Prep and Early Season Water Requirements for …

Live Exploration: Georgia Cotton

In collaboration with the Georgia Cotton Commission, GPB Education will be live streaming from 1888 Mills manufacturing in Griffin, GA, on May 11th at 10 AM. During the program, students will hear from various experts as they learn about farming cotton, the historical significance of cotton in Georgia, products made from cotton, and the crop’s impact on Georgia’s economy. This event …

Georgia Cotton Commission Approves 2023 Research

PERRY, Ga – The Georgia Cotton Commission Board of Directors approved $770,924 in research for the 2023 crop year during the March board meeting. The money will fund 20 projects that will be conducted by University of Georgia researchers and extension specialists. Projects range from funding for the UGA cotton team to research on resistant weeds, evaluating the economics of conservation …

Georgia Cotton Commission Pleased with Referendum Results

Every three years, pursuant to law, Georgia cotton producers have the opportunity to vote to continue the $1 per bale assessment that funds the Georgia Cotton Commission’s programs of research, promotion and education.  The 2022 referendum period was February 14 through March 16. The Georgia Department of Agriculture recently recorded the votes, and the result shows 93.8% of voters favored the …

HAND: Control the Things You Can Control

This past spring was my first on the road doing the county production meeting circuit, and it was a busy one. From mid-January to March 10 myself, representatives from the Cotton Commission, and members of the UGA Cotton Team did 49 meetings. In-person meetings are key to the success of the county delivery system, and sticking to the county delivery …

UGA Extension Specialists will be hosting Utilizing Precision Ag Technology Workshops

UGA Extension Specialists will be hosting Utilizing Precision Ag Technology Workshops in Statesboro on March 29 at Ogeechee Technical College and in Albany on March 31 at Merry Acres Inn from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Speakers from UGA, Clemson, University of Kentucky, University of Tennessee and Quail Forever will be covering the topics of Precision Planting, Precision Soil mapping …

2022 Farm Safety Net Decisions

For the 2022 crop year, producers will have several decisions to make over the next few months. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that producers will have until March 15, 2022, to make their Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) elections and enrollments for the 2022 crop year. In addition, …

Liu: Rise in Input Costs for Cotton Production: Make and Keep a New Year’s Plan

As farmers are planning for the new year, they have several factors to consider. Besides supply and demand uncertainties for cotton marketing and weather uncertainties for cotton production, we are in the middle of a supply chain crisis with rising input costs and limited supply. Additionally, inflation is a major concern. The latest data for the Consumer Price Index raised …

2021 Georgia Quality Cotton Award Winners Announced

The 2021 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented at the 2022 Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting on January 26, 2022. The awards are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and Bayer Crop Science/Deltapine and administered by the University of Georgia Cotton Team. Yangxuan Liu from the UGA Cotton Team conducted the analysis and presented the 2021 Georgia Quality Cotton awards …

Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members, Alternates, and Advisors to Serve on The Cotton Board

(MEMPHIS, TN) – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of eight members, eight alternate members, and two advisors to serve on The Cotton Board.  These appointees will serve three-year terms, ending December 31, 2024. Newly appointed members: Michelle Tarry, Importer – NJ; and Tara Hoffmann, Importer – NY. Newly appointed alternate members: Caroline P. Collins, Producer – GA; Joe Cuervo, Importer …