The supplemental irrigation of cotton has evolved over recent years. Flood irrigation has been replaced in many areas by Center Pivot irrigation to conserve water and provide higher uniformity for growing this essential fiber. Look to 3000 Series Pivot Products, Pressure Regulators and Control Valves for efficiency and effectiveness.
The 3TN Nozzle system for the 3000 Series offers quick change of flow or function. Couple this with the Accelerator, Orbitor, or Sprayhead depending on your needs.
Nelson Irrgation's wide range of sprinkler products helps the grower with their cotton irrigation and cotton irrigation management needs.
USDA: Corn Planting Chugging Along, 9% in the Ground
See how corn planting is moving along in farm country. The map is populated with USDA's weekly crop progress estimates.
Planting Moves Ahead in Most of Texas, Delta
Corn planting in the Delta and Texas is progressing ahead of last year despite localized pockets of heavy rains that have left some fields too wet to plant, particularly in Northeast Mississippi and Central Texas.
Bullish Scenario Brewing?
Mother Nature is playing tricks already with excessive rain, says Jerry Gulke, president of The Gulke Group. Add to that, farmers are cutting back on inputs. Too soon to tell, but maybe the nail isn't yet in farm bank account coffins!
Beware the Buck
The Wall Street types were focused on the Greek debt situation this week, notably the schedule of payments and whether the Greeks could meet them. That was followed by more speculation about the impact of a Greek exit from the Euro. Meanwhile, the US dollar futures charts are forming sell signals.
Corn and Soybeans Firm, Wheat Plunges
This week corn and soybean futures enjoyed short-covering, but wheat was pressured by rains across the HRW Wheat Belt.