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Vol. 29, No. 4 | Winter 1996-1997

West Texas Cotton Quality May Be Best Ever

But Bark Contamination May Inhibit Marketability West Texas cotton growers this year may have produced the highest quality crop on record based on early data released by USDA’s cotton classing office in Lubbock. The excellent grade, staple and micronaire readings have a direct and positive impact on marketability, but the “fly in the buttermilk” for… Read more »

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Growers Appraise Bt Performance

Is there a new weapon to combat some of the most damaging pests known to cotton? Some producers seem to think so. The 1996 season marked the first year Bt cotton was sold and grown commercially. Bt cotton is a genetically improved type of seed variety that is already equipped with a gene effective against… Read more »

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From Cotton Fiber to Fiber Optics PCCA Establishes Website

Internet madness has been sweeping the nation, and Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) has joined forces with the world wide web in an effort to give its members and the general public the latest information, price updates and news. The Internet has proven to be the most prevalent method for transmitting timely information. Through the… Read more »

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When it Comes to Denim Consumers Remain True Blue

Fans of denim are “true blue” when it comes to their favorite choice in the clothing industry. By a wide margin, denim remains the most popular apparel fabric in the world. Product innovation and the widespread move toward casual dressing, versatility, durability, and the fashion industry are just a few of the reasons for the… Read more »

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High Plains Aquifer Decline Less Than Projected

Officials Cite Improved Irrigation Efficiency When the Ogallala Aquifer is mentioned, many people often recall predictions that it would soon run out of water. That used to be the case, because recent conservation efforts of the major water-user groups across the High Plains have reduced the rate of depletion and extended the aquifer’s life. The… Read more »

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Annual Farm Show Offers Something for Everyone

Crowds that attended the 1996 Texas Farmer Stockman how were able to travel back in time and journey into the future through the various exhibits and demonstrations that were on hand this year. People of all ages, those young and those young at heart, were able to witness the progress the agricultural industry has made in… Read more »

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Texas Tech Recognizes Coop Leaders

Three cooperative leaders representing agribusiness, public service and production were honored with the Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturist award at the 69th Annual Pig Roast held Oct. 29 by Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The award, named for the former dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, was established in 1969… Read more »

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