January 5th Cotton Update

2017 Crop

Harvest has wrapped up in parts of the state, but it is estimated that 30 percent of the crop is still on the stalk. Even though Kansas is on the back end of cotton harvest, it will still take at least a couple more months to finish ginning the crop. The gins would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has an interest to come and tour the ginning process. Please reach out to any of the individuals listed on the contact page of the website.

Cotton Producer Meeting

The Kansas Cotton Association is hosting two cotton producer orientation meetings in February. Both will run from 9 am – 2 pm, and lunch will be served at noon. The first will be held February 14th at the Haskell County Fairground building in Sublette, KS. The second meeting will be held February 15th at the Red Roof Inn & Conference Center in Wichita, KS. Dr. Randy Boman, OSU’s Research Director and Cotton Extension Program Leader, will be the main speaker for the events. He will speak about growing cotton from the beginning of the meeting until lunch with his presentation tailored toward new producers. After lunch, he will discuss cotton’s growth and development cycle with the presentation tailored to more experienced growers. There may be other cotton industry guest speakers during lunch. We want to extend this invitation to anyone who wants to learn about growing cotton in Kansas. Registration is not required. If you any questions, feel free to reach out to the KCA staff.