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December 1, 2023

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Welcome to the December 1, 2023 issue of Cotton News, a service provided by Plains Cotton Growers Inc. for the cotton industry in the Texas High Plains and beyond.

Texas State Support Holds 2023 Project Review

Cotton researchers and cotton producer members of the Texas State Support Committee gathered in Lubbock November 28-29 to review preliminary research results for projects conducted during the 2023

Texas State Support met November 28 and 29 to review research efforts in 2023 and approve research proposals for 2024. Photo credit: Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association.

growing season. The 2023 research review sessions were held at the Texas A& AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Lubbock.

The meeting, conducted annually, provides a unique opportunity for cotton producers to share information and interact with the research professionals that investigate a broad range of cotton production issues. The Texas State Support Program — an offshoot of Cotton Incorporated’s research program that returns a portion of the money collected to fund producer-directed research in cotton producing states — funds more than $1 million dollars of cotton research in Texas.

During the meeting attendees heard reports on 30 research projects funded through the Texas State Support Program, as well as getting updates on four projects funded through Cotton Incorporated’s core research program. The reviews included updates on cotton breeding, weed management and herbicide resistance, cover crops and crop management, cotton policy, economics and marketing, as well as cotton disease resistance and drought tolerance. The Cotton Incorporated core research projects included cotton breeding, impact of cottonseed supplementation in livestock grazing systems, as well as research into the importance of improved performance in module wrap material.

“The Texas State Support Program is a valuable research vehicle for producers growing cotton on theTexas High Plains,” said PCG President Martin Stoerner, producer in Floyd County. “We’re blessed to have researchers in this area dedicated to continually improving and elevating our commodity.”

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West Texas Cotton Quality Report for the 2023 Season

2023 Cotton Quality Report

This is a weekly summary of the cotton classed at the Lubbock and Lamesa USDA Cotton Division Cotton Classing Offices for the 2023 production season.

Lamesa’s average daily number of cotton samples received this week is 4,934. The office is currently 38% complete in the classing of their season estimate of samples.

Lubbock’s average daily number of cotton samples received this week is 27,826. The office is 65% complete in the classing of their season estimate of samples.

This week’s quality reports:



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