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Plains Cotton Growers elect new officers, Executive Committee

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Brent Nelson of Sudan, Texas, was elected president of Plains Cotton Growers Inc. for 2020-2021 during the group’s quarterly Board of Directors meeting recently via Zoom. Joining Nelson on the PCG officer team are Martin Stoerner of Lockney, elected vice president; and Travis Mires of O’Donnell, elected secretary-treasurer of the 42-county cotton producer organization. The immediate past president, Stacy Smith ... Read More »

Lee Nunn named 2020 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Lee Nunn

Lee Nunn of Madison, Georgia, planted his first wheat crop on 50 acres of his wife’s family farm when it became available to rent just over a dozen years ago. He quickly realized his passion for farming and began renting more land, now growing wheat, soybeans, field peas, corn and cotton on more than 1,500 acres. Nunn’s relatively quick success ... Read More »

Milan No-Till Field Day announces tour topics and sessions

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This year’s Milan No-Till Field Day will feature 16 different tours covering topics in agriculture ranging from hemp to soybeans to beef. The total number of presentations currently stands at 65. Educational resources, tours and a trade show will all be available in an online format, beginning July 23. The Milan No-Till Field Day tours include multiple sessions and presenters. ... Read More »

Texas conditions drying due to higher temperatures, less rain

Above average temperatures are exacerbating drier-than-normal conditions around the state, said the state’s climatologist. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports and experts say the hot, dry conditions are taking a toll on soil moisture levels and crops in areas that missed spotty rainfall this spring and early summer. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, director of the Texas Center for Climate Studies at ... Read More »

Untreated, nematode may potentially reduce cotton yields by 50%

reniform nematodes

The reniform nematode is one of the most commonly found pests of cotton, with the ability to cause severe economic damage. In order to assess exactly how much damage the reniform nematode can cause, Auburn University plant pathologists conducted a field trial comparing a clean field to a reniform-infested field. To get the most accurate data, the plant pathologists began ... Read More »

Mississippi cotton acreage tumbles as soybean, peanut acres climb

young cotton

Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service released a report at the end of June updating the amount of crop acreage planted statewide. It compared those amounts to how much growers said they ... Read More »

WinField United moves Croplan cotton to its Armor brand

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WinField United will add cotton to its Armor brand seed offerings for the 2021 growing season. Armor, a brand long known by farmers in the Southern United States, will continue to build on its promise of delivering quality products, providing agronomic support and advocating for farmers as WinField United moves its proprietary cotton seed from Croplan to the Armor portfolio. ... Read More »