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Coloring Cotton with Cotton

By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University A collaborative endeavor has resulted in dyeing cotton with cotton. Archroma has pioneered the concept of using natural wastes and byproducts to synthesize dyes to color textiles. Bryan Dill, from Archroma US Inc., presented the “Earthcolors” technology at the recent international conference of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists in Wilmington, NC. ... Read More »

Control Palmer amaranth Early

By Jason Bond, Mississippi State University, Research/Extension Weed Scientist Because of the warm weather in March, many fields in Mississippi already contain emerged Palmer amaranth. Therefore, in fields that will not be planted for two to four more weeks, a residual herbicide for Palmer amaranth in a burndown application is critical. These treatments should include paraquat (Gramoxone SL, etc.) at ... Read More »

Farm Leaders Find A Changed Washington

By Dave Kranz Arriving during a time of transition in Washington, D.C., California Farm Bureau Federation directors met with congressional leaders, a Trump transition official and others involved in driving and monitoring the changing political landscape. During a two-day series of meetings in the nation’s capital, CFBF leaders conferred with members and staff at more than two-dozen California congressional offices, ... Read More »

Good Quality & Yield Help Offset Volatile Cotton Prices

Aaron Martinka Editor’s note: Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith went into the field this fall to capture the story of farmers’ experiences with the new Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Following is her special report. Texas cotton producer Aaron Martinka, who grew up in Williamson County, recalls helping his dad, Laddie, on the farm by tromping trailers and hauling cotton ... Read More »

Strong Cotton | SPECIAL REPORT

Daniel Baxley Late Weather Challenges Strong Start Editor’s note: Cotton Farming editor Carroll Smith went into the field this fall to capture the story of farmers’ experiences with the new Deltapine Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Following is her special report. In 1948, Roy Baxley bought a dairy cattle and tobacco operation in the Coastal Plain area near Dillon, S.C. His son, ... Read More »

Deltapine® NPE Grower Kevin Gardner, Mocksville, SC – Why He Uses Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions

Why do you use Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions? Deltapine® NPE grower Kevin Gardner, of Mocksville, SC, says that Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions provides him with the guidelines and cash back incentives he needs to stay profitable. Through the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program, noted cotton farmers across the country work with Deltapine to bring the ... Read More »