Specialist: Cotton pest, disease solutions on horizon

Alisa Boswell More effective methods for dealing with cotton pests and diseases are on the horizon, according to Texas Agri-Life specialist Monti Vandiver. Before hungry seminar attendees lined up Tuesday for the Portales Rotary Club’s Chuck Wagon Lunch at the Roosevelt County Ag Expo, they listened to a presentation on cotton production. Vandiver told his [...]

Resident credits longevity to picking cotton, avoiding doctors

lvv3nn-lvv3lzgrace4.jpg

Courtesy photo Grace Helen Bowen at age 18. Benna Sayyed Grace Helen Bowen is nonchalant about turning 100 years old today. “Turning 100? I don’t feel anything one way or another. It’s just another birthday, just another day on the calendar. How do you feel about yours?” said Bowen with a sweet smile. Bowen’s health [...]

Cotton harvest plummets

lte5te-lte5s71021cottonstripper2.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Close-up of a cotton plant in farmer Kendall Devault’s field southeast of Farwell. Across the region, cotton yields this year are about half what they were one year ago, said Crag Rohrbach, general manager of the Parmer County Cotton Growers Co-Op. Robin Fornoff Farmers across the region say this fall’s [...]

Moms Gear: Dig around with gardening gloves that are made to last

gardening gloves

MCT The Women’s Bionic Blooms Gardening Gloves are available for $24.92 in various sizes and colors, including lime green, through www.homedepot.com. Maggie O’Neill Whether you’re putting new plants in your garden or pulling out stubborn weeds, you’ll find that the Women’s Bionic Blooms Gardening Gloves last much longer than cotton run-of-the-mill counterparts. In all actuality, [...]

Farmer: Cotton good planting option

lm37bw-lm37ay61cottoncheck2web.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Chet Chenault, left, and Colin Chandler check the depth of cotton seeds planted by machine last week in Chandler’s field northwest of Portales. Chandler said cotton seeds must be planted about three-fourths of an inch deep. Argen Duncan Despite the drought and wind, a cotton farmer says the crop is [...]

Scholarships — May 15

Cotton Simms scholarship The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association announces the following students have been named as 2011 recipients of the Cotton Simms Scholarship as incoming freshmen at Texas Tech University in the fall. Clovis High School • Corbin Best • Tucker Martin • Bryan Wygant Farwell High School • Landry [...]

Scholarships — May 1

Texas Alumni Association The High Plains Chapter of the Texas Alumni Association has awarded the following students Cotton Simms Scholarships:

Anniversaries — April 3

lj29xh-lj29xe43frenchanniv.jpg

French Kenley and Mary French celebrated their 60th anniversary March 26, 2011, with a dinner at Cotton Patch with family. Mary’s sister-in-law, Sharon Cecil, sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” to Kenley from her. Mary made their anniversary wedding cake. They were married March 26, 1951, in Parishburg, Va. They made [...]

Year in review: 2010 good year for cotton crop

Argen Duncan Agriculture this year saw good harvests overall, an increase in cotton and a little relief for dairy owners. Floyd farmer Allen Deen said Roosevelt County had 75 percent more cotton than normal this year, and Kenny Whitecotton of Strippers Custom Harvesting estimated the county had 5,000 to 6,000 acres of the crop. Predictions [...]

AgSense: Researchers finding ways to add value to cotton

Not much can be done to control the price of lint harvested from cotton, but research can develop ways to add value to cotton by exploring alternative uses for its byproducts such as the seed and waste materials. Higher-yielding, better-quality lint is another way to increase the value of the crop. The Cotton Breeding Program [...]