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Reniform Nematodes Meet Their Match

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Third-generation north Alabama cotton farmer Rodney Moon just completed his 48th crop. He says he was raised in what many call “the cotton culture.” “Cotton made things go around here,” Moon says. “It paid the bills, and in my case, it’s the only crop I really feel attached to. I farm 100% dryland cotton and have ... Read More »

Oklahoma Farmers Score 5-Bale Cotton

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Yield is paramount in PhytoGen® brand varieties and is what makes cotton growers thrive. PhytoGen cottonseed also has many traits to help farmers protect that yield. Even so, in the western Oklahoma Panhandle, Mother Nature can wreak havoc on a cotton crop during the season. For the Isaacs — Russell, wife Alice, and father Richard, who ... Read More »

Hit Plant Bugs Early And Stay On Them

Growing up in Jonesville, Louisiana, I developed an interest in agriculture. When I was 17 years old, I met cotton consultant Roger Carter literally on the turnrow. I did a two-year summer internship with him while in college and later worked for him full-time before starting my own business in 1998. Today, I stay in close contact with other Mid-South ... Read More »

Timely Sprays Are Key To Bumping Yields

I grew up in Manila, Arkansas, surrounded by agriculture in the northeast corner of the state. I started scouting for the University of Arkansas Extension Service when I was 16 and worked for them all the way through college. From the very start, cotton caught my attention. In 2019, we started out behind the eight ball because of wet weather ... Read More »

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 »