First thing this morning, I saw video of the D&PL building that I worked in for years being torn down. It’s a bit of history that’s gone now. This is the building that housed Delta and Pine Land Company for decades. It went from a farm-based headquarters that included the store for tenant farmers, to the headquarters of a cotton… Read More
October 7, 2021 is World Cotton Day and it seemed like the better excuse to finally get myself back to writing something for this neglected website. I routinely think I should write something about…. And then I get pulled back into my day job or something I was already in the midst of. But today, World Cotton Day stopped me… Read More
I’ve been meaning to write something here for a while… I have missed my cotton time. I need to visit a cotton field or two. Maybe ten. And as Facebook memories showed me how I spent a Friday night years ago on a drive for Memphis, I had to share as I think I am well overdue for stopping in… Read More
Cotton isn’t exactly the first thing to come to mind if you are asked to list crops that go farm-to-plate. That may be in the process of changing for more people this month as the FDA approved a ultra low gossypol cottonseed for human and animal consumption. The research on this has been undergoing at Texas A&M led by researcher… Read More
The process of a cotton boll opening is so cool. Texas crop consultant Justin Roberts took the time to catch a time-lapse video of cotton so we can watch.
One of the most interesting parts of having such a clear niche in blogging is having people contact me about specific things they want to know about cotton. While some of those questions are about jobs or things I really can’t solve, I love helping diagnose problems. You may have seen the post about why a cotton boll was so… Read More