College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, The University of Arizona
2006 COTTON REPORT
Market conditions have presented few pricing opportunities for producers to obtain a spot price above 55˘/lb. this last year. U.S. production topped last year’s record setting production of 23.7 million bales by 2% and this has contributed to higher global stocks and limited pricing opportunities. Changes occurring in our landscape through urbanization and recent World Trade Organization rulings regarding farm policy present formidable challenges and opportunities for Arizona’s cotton industry. However, Arizona cotton producers have demonstrated their agility to respond to challenges in the past better than many have expected and they will likely continue to do so in the future.
Performance of new technologies and genetic varieties along with the continued efficacy of established technologies and practices, for production regimes that vary from the low desert of Yuma to the high desert elevations in Southeast Arizona are the focus of articles included in the 2006 University of Arizona Cotton Report. This report is intended to provide scienti?c and unbiased information that will empower the irrigated cotton industry, particularly producers, in Arizona and the desert Southwest to improve their economic vitality.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona is proud to be a part of the agricultural community of Arizona. The efforts of many scientists, students, technicians, and grower-cooperators are highlighted in this Cotton Report.
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