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Effective, Three-Gene Bt Varieties Shine

Scott Asher, Ph.D. Regional Agronomy Manager, BASF Spring Hope, North Carolina Over the past couple of growing seasons, there have been some hot spots of increased damage from cotton bollworm in two-gene Bt cotton in certain areas of the eastern Cotton Belt. We at BASF, in cooperation with university cotton entomology experts, conduct sentinel plots across the Cotton Belt evaluating ... Read More »

Evaluate Fields for Silent Yield Robbers

• SPONSORED CONTENT • PhytoGen® brand varieties contain PhytoGen Breeding Traits™ that offer built-in protection against some of the most common yield-robbing pests and diseases found in cotton. All PhytoGen® W3FE varieties are resistant to bacterial blight. Additional protection from root-knot nematodes and verticillium wilt is available in select Upland varieties. All PhytoGen Pima varieties provide tolerance to Fusarium (FOV) Race ... Read More »

Choose Wisely For A Strong Start, Big Finish

Harvest season is a rewarding time. It is the celebration of a little luck, lots of hard work and the result of many decisions that were made during the year in the effort to produce a successful crop. Taking time to reflect on the season is also an important task, especially with regard to your cotton variety selections. Here are ... Read More »

Yield and Quality: Perfect Pairing Maximizes ROI

• SPONSORED CONTENT • PhytoGen® brand varieties highlight a shared relationship between yield potential and fiber quality. The goal of this prevailing pattern is a positive return on investment for cotton farmers. PhytoGen breeders take pride in bringing top-of-the-line Pima, Acala and Upland cottonseeds to the marketplace. This thriving legacy continues to grow more robust from year to year. Improved Yield ... Read More »

NCC Urges Participation In Farm Law Educational Webinar

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Now that sign-up for the 2018 farm law has begun, National Cotton Council staff will be conducting farm law education webinars. The dates and times (all Central) are: Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. All cotton industry members and other interested parties are urged to participate ... Read More »

Control, Residual, Minimal Impact on Beneficials

• SPONSORED CONTENT • This season has been a challenge for getting anything planted in the Mid-South. I’ve been in the field for almost 30 years, and I’ve never seen a planting season this delayed. It seemed like we caught a rain every five to seven days since the 2018 harvest all the way up to planting. Plant bugs can ... Read More »

TECHNOLOGY ‘SETS PLANTER UP FOR SUCCESS’

• SPONSORED CONTENT •“Our family farm operation grows cotton, yellow and white food corn and alfalfa in the Texas Panhandle. We’ve worked with Precision Planting technology for a while. Every year, we look at the new technology they come out with to see if it will improve the job of planting on our operation to get off to a good ... Read More »