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How To Manage Pigweed Effectively

Adam Hixson Technical Service Representative, BASF Lubbock, Texas I grew up in central Texas surrounded by agriculture. While attending Texas A&M University, I was a scout for the county Extension agent one summer. I learned what it took to grow cotton and enjoyed interacting with growers, which is still the best part of my job today. In many fields, glyphosate-resistant ... Read More »

Sustainability Buzz in the Mid-South

Sustainability is a word that cotton growers hear and see on a daily basis, but what does it really mean? It seems growers, consumers, brands and retailers each have a different definition. Respectively, the core of the issue is the same — producing more with less and preserving resources for future generations. The Mid-South cotton-growing community recently had an opportunity ... Read More »

Price swings and new disease put strain on S.C. cotton growers

Excerpt from:  Denise Attaway, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Public Service and Agriculture SANTEE – One thing many farmers know for certain is that nothing is certain right now. During the South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting held here recently, Clemson Extension economist Nathan Smith told growers that despite stable demand for cotton worldwide, fluctuations in yields, prices and ... Read More »

Execute To-Do List for the 2020 Season

Recently, I’ve been in meetings in which my colleague Eddie McGriff has preached to corn growers about high-end production. Among his points are planter maintenance and precision planting. My take (with a touch of humor) is that the yield heroes in corn will prescribe an exact seeding rate (example – 33,128 seeds per acre) and demand that every seed emerge ... Read More »

Transformation of a City Boy

I was raised in the small town of Wisner, Louisiana. My mother was a registered nurse, and my father was a barber. Agriculture surrounded us, but I was a city boy. I didn’t know the difference between a cocklebur and a cotton plant. Before summer began between my junior and senior years of high school, Ray Young, a consultant who ... Read More »

From The Ground Up

John Deere, Case IH Show Off New Products At The World Ag Expo Designed With Efficiency In Mind BY VICKY BOYD MANAGING EDITOR With acre upon acre of outdoor and indoor exhibits, the World Ag Expo near Tulare, California, offers growers three days to see manufacturers’ latest wares as well as proven products. John Deere and Case IH were two ... Read More »

2019 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards

The 2019 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards were presented recently at the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 13th Annual Meeting and University of Georgia Cotton Production Workshop in Tifton. The awards are co-sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and BASF and administered by the UGA Cotton Team. The purpose of the awards is to recognize producers and ginners of high-quality cotton fiber and ... Read More »