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Let’s review poultry litter as a row-crop fertilizer

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• By Larry Oldham • It is time to once again review using poultry litter, aka broiler litter, to fertilize row crops. Many growers now have their own experiences, so this should be a reminder. Prior to the last 10 to 15 years, poultry litter was primarily used to fertilize hay and forage crops in fields near the production facilities. ... Read More »

BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021

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BASF has added three new cottonseed varieties to its cotton portfolio. Based on input from on-farm testing through BASF Agronomic Performance Trials and other company trials, BASF will launch one new FiberMax cotton seed variety – FM 1730GLTP — and two new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville cotton seed varieties – ST 5091B3XF and ST 4993B3XF — for the 2021 season. “Our cotton ... Read More »

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes first Latin American members

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Several Latin America-based companies joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, marking a first for that geographic region. They are Central America Spinning Works El Salvador, Cone Mills, Colhilados, Fabricato, Gama Textil, Global Textiles, Grupo Industrial Miro, Grupo Vivatex, Hilanderia de Algodon Peruano, Honduras Spinning Mills, Industrias Cannon de Colombia, Industrias Merlet, Industria Textil del Pacifico, Junior de Mexico (OGGI Jeans), ... Read More »

Texas A&M virtual High Plains Cotton Conference set for Jan. 28

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The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be presented online Jan. 28, with programming running from 9-11 a.m. CST. The program will be free to all, with sponsorship by FMC Corp. “We want to continue to provide our producers with the most updated production information possible, even if we can’t meet in person,” ... Read More »

Alabama Extension recaps 2020 insect season

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Life in 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, however, the work continued for cotton producers. While the Alabama cotton industry had an unusual weather season, no one cotton pest dominated the growing season. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists Scott Graham and Ron Smith said while there were notable pests, no single species required extra effort to control. “The beginning of a ... Read More »

Effect of cover crop, seed treatment on stand establishment in cotton, corn and soybeans

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• By Sebe Brown, Trey Price, Tyler Towles, Renada Davis, Myra Purvis, Karla Emfinger, Wade Walker and Dustin Ezell • Cover crops can provide producers a variety of benefits including nutrient cycling , soil cover, nitrogen fixation and pollinator food sources. These cover crops come in many types, including grasses, legumes (mostly clovers) and brassicas (generally tillage radish and rapeseed). ... Read More »

Precision Planting plans grower conference Jan. 19-22

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Precision Planting plans to hold its annual winter conference for farmers Jan. 19-22. Sessions, which are planned for 28 locations across 15 states, will repeat daily. Social distancing and other health and safety measures for all in-person attendees will follow local local and state guidelines. Three are planned for the South and Mid-South — Amarillo and Denton, Texas, and Starkville, ... Read More »