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Back From New Orleans

Well, our staff is glad to be back from the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans, and it’s always a challenge to digest all of the information we collect at this great meeting. But that’s actually a nice problem to have. I’d like to thank the National Cotton Council once again for coordinating this event in such a way that there was something there for everybody….including producers, consultants, Extension specialists VanVelzen and anyone connected with cotton production.

This was one of the most informative Cotton Production Conferences I’ve attended, and it was good to hear such an optimistic outlook for 2010. NCC chairman Jay Hardwick set the tone for cheap jerseys the entire conference with his opening remarks on the first day. I also enjoyed hearing Berrye Worsham’s Cotton Incorporated update along with the economic report from the NCC’s Gary Adams.

Maybe the highlight of the first day was the Transgenics Panel discussion moderated by the NCC’s Installation Don Parker. It was such a wide array of presentations, including LSU’s Roger Leonard, Georgia’s Stanley Culpepper, Texas producer Barry Evans and Arkansas consultant David Hydrick. A similar panel discussion was on the schedule for the Wednesday session, and it was equally informative with reports from wholesale jerseys North Carolina’s David Grant, Tennessee’s John Lindamood, Texas’ Stacy Smith and Arizona’s Steve Sossaman

I was especially glad to hear the updates from Stanley about the continuing battle the wholesale jerseys industry is waging against resistant Palmer pigweed in the Southeast and Mid-South. This is a frightening HaCk3D weed that can take over a field, so I hope everyone listening will understand the importance of a proactive approach. We can’t have a complacent attitude about the weed resistance problem, and farmers certainly can’t wait until they see Palmer pigweed in their fields and then decide to act. Starting the season with clean fields is the answer.

It was good to see so many old friends stopping by our booth at the Cotton Foundation’s Technical Exhibit Hall. We wholesale jerseys China appreciate the did feedback you give to our magazine and look forward to seeing many of you in Memphis in late February at the Mid-South Gin Show The and the Texas Cotton Ginners meeting in April in Lubbock. Safe travels to everyone!