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2018 Field To Market Farmer Of The Year

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Louisiana Cotton Farmer Honored For Sustainability Leadership And Outstanding Conservation. As a Louisiana black bear cub meanders along the fields of Somerset Plantation in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, Jay Hardwick is mindful of the important role farmers must play in balancing the needs of agriculture with the needs of the land. Formerly listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species ... Read More »

Researchers Look At Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • South Carolina cotton farmers may one day know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality. Armed with this knowledge, farmers can reduce costs and help protect the environment. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil fertility specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, has received funding from ... Read More »

Deltapine Reveals Class Of 19 Varieties

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Deltapine cotton announced the release of three new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties as part of the brand’s Class of 19 lineup during the annual New Product Evaluator Summit held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Deltapine Class of 19 features a diverse group of varieties that focus on bringing regional-fit products to specific areas where farmers have expressed need,” says ... Read More »

Bulldogs And Bugs Aptly Describe Catchot Household

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For Beverly Catchot, collecting insects has always been a family affair. “When my husband was studying entomology at Mississippi State in the 1990s, we made collecting insects a family activity. We’d all get out there with our black lights and go find specimens,” says the MSU research associate and master’s student. Catchot’s husband is Extension Professor Angus Catchot. The couple’s ... Read More »