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Arkansas Crop Protection Conference moves online Dec. 1-2

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An annual conference offering expert insights into managing weed, insect and disease pests in Arkansas crops is moving online. The Arkansas Crop Protection Conference is scheduled for Dec. 1-2 and will feature 22 presentations geared toward growers, consultants and other industry representatives. For crop consultants, the conference carries six continuing education credits. There’s no cost to attend, and participants must ... Read More »

Multi-state project looks at new weed management strategies

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• By Kay Ledbetter • A Texas A&M AgriLife-led study will research how well several new weed management strategies can help reduce weeds and mitigate the increasing occurrence of herbicide resistance. The Texas-led $2.23 million grant — “Scaling Up Sustainable Integrated Weed Management Solutions to U.S. Field Crop Producers” — is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources ... Read More »

Cotton prices rebound, but supplies remain high

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Cotton prices recently bounced back following a steady fall driven by the pandemic’s effect on U.S. and global demand, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton economist, Bryan-College Station, said the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture cotton estimate report, however, likely means prices won’t continue to climb. Robinson said cotton prices were ... Read More »

NCSU launches hybrid grower auxin training for 2021

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As most have heard, the recently approved federal labels for dicamba-containing products or over-the-top use to dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans still require annual training. Therefore, North Carolina State Extension, in cooperation with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will continue to provide training to North Carolina famers, applicators and retailers via the Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Practices training. However, ... Read More »

Precision Planting launches 2 seed placement technologies

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Precision Planting LLC has introduced two seed placement optimization technologies that provide growers with greater seed placement precision, improved crop emergence and stand uniformity, and increased yield potential —all from the comfort of their tractor cab. The new SmartDepth technology uses a proprietary calibration process to ensure  every row unit is planting at the same depth, removing row-to-row variability, according ... Read More »

Mississippi State scientist receives international cotton honor

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Mississippi State’s Raja Reddy, a world-renowned crop expert, was recognized with a premier, international award for cotton science. Named Researcher of the Year by the International Cotton Advisory Committee, Reddy’s award spotlights his important work in improvements to the quality of crops that feed, clothe and fuel the world. Specifically, he focuses on climate change impact on cotton and other ... Read More »

Cotton Trust Protocol schedules slate of regional webinars

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which aims to give brands and retailers assurances they need to source U.S. cotton, has announced a new slate of regional-focused webinars from Nov. 9 through the end of 2020. The additional webinars were added following demand during the September and October sessions. Enrollment is now open to all U.S. cotton growers. Starting Nov. 9, ... Read More »