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Borba Family Honored At Ag One Community Salute

This event raised more than $850,000 for the Ag One Foundation The Borba Family, longtime leaders in Central Valley agriculture, were honored at the Ag One Community Salute at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall. The event’s 18th edition is the first to honor a family and recognized third-generation member Tina Borba and her sons, Ross, Jr. and Mark, as ... Read More »

Irma Impacts Georgia Cotton

Georgia’s cotton growers lost at least 10 percent of their crop to Tropical Storm Irma but yield losses are likely to reach 20 percent and higher as the season unfolds, UGA Cotton Agronomist Jared Whitaker said. “From preliminary observations, it is safe to say that every cotton field in Georgia has been negatively impacted by Irma to varying degrees,” Whitaker ... Read More »

Hurricane Harvey ‘Overstayed His Welcome’

Texas cotton losses estimated to be as much as 400,000 bales By Julie Murphree Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director Out west, just about everyone has some connection to Texas. I do. All my dad’s farm family migrated from Texas to Arizona in the early 1900s. And, though they fully embraced this desert state, I will always remember my grandpa’s stories about ... Read More »

Cover Crops For Alabama

To get the most benefit, choose a cover crop suited to your production system and manage it carefully.” Cover crops are those grown to benefit the following crop as well as to improve the soil. They are normally not intended for harvest. “Green manure” is another term often used for soil-building cover crops. Cover crops can protect the soil, feed ... Read More »

West Tennessee Field Day

Those attending Monsanto’s annual field day recently in Union City, Tennessee, enjoyed moderate temperatures, which are unusual for the dog days of summer. Company and university personnel primarily addressed cotton topics — including products and traits, weed resistance and new technology — along with information on soybeans and corn. Scott Stewart, IPM Extension specialist, University of Tennessee, says the level ... Read More »

In-Season Cotton Picker Cleaning/Servicing Tips

Properly cleaning and servicing the cotton picker each night or morning will result in better performance and lower potential of fire throughout the day. Most producers do a thorough cleaning from top to bottom before greasing, adding fluids, and inspecting and repairing. Here are some picker cleaning and servicing tips from Cotton Incorporated. Cleaning Procedures Check engine oil and coolant ... Read More »

When To Take A ‘Chill Pill’

Cotton, Cutout And Termination Of Insecticide Applications Scott Stewart IPM Specialist University of Tennessee Extension Cotton becomes less sensitive to injury from tarnished plant bugs and other pests as it matures. Below are data from a multi-state study done in the Mid-South on Bt cotton. It shows that terminating insecticide application for tarnished plant bug too early can cause substantial ... Read More »