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TCGA cancels Texas Gin Show, Annual Meeting in light of COVID-19

TCGA logo

After consulting with state and local groups, the Texas State Cotton Ginners’ Association has decided to cancel the Texas Gin Show and Annual Meeting, originally planned for April 2-3 in Lubbock, Texas, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “This was an extremely difficult decision for our leaders as we are very aware this decision will affect many people,” the ... Read More »

New thoughts on preemergence options in cotton

goosegrass escapes

• By Larry Steckel • Clearly, after all the struggles in 2019 controlling grass weeds, many are looking to change their weed management program. The most frequent question recently has been on the best preemergent options to more account for barnyardgrass, jungle rice and goosegrass. In an attempt to do a better job on grass, most have decided to move ... Read More »

Six inducted into Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame

Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inducted six individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class represents timber, beef cattle, philanthropy, research, water management, conservation and reclamation, agricultural aviation, banking, civic leadership and outreach to farmers, a reflection of the broad and meaningful impact agricultural leaders have throughout Arkansas. They include ... Read More »

Louisiana’s Jay Hardwick to be inducted into Ag Hall of Distinction

Jay Hardwick

The seventh annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction ceremonies in March will honor four new inductees who have made major contributions to forestry, rice, cotton and sugarcane. The event begins at 7:30 p.m., March 26, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. The Hall of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to Louisiana’s farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education ... Read More »

NC trials pilot seed quality testing program this season

cotton seed in planter

• By Guy Collins • By now, most folks are aware of the seed quality issues that occurred during 2019, when a few lot numbers of a couple of varieties were planted in relatively good planting conditions, and poor stands resulted. This issue was magnified by dry weather later in the planting window and the use of some residual herbicides ... Read More »

Coronavirus spreading uncertainty among Texas cotton producers

cotton bolls

Uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus has Texas cotton producers in limbo regarding their crop options for 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing specialist, College Station, said cotton prices have been dropping due to the disease’s effects on global production, manufacturing and consumption. The ripple effect of coronavirus on ... Read More »