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Tips for successful harvest prep, defoliation this season

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• By Bill Robertson, Tom Barber and Jason Davis • We are quickly approaching the finish line with this cotton crop. We have a very good and uniform boll load. While hurricane Laura has changed the complexion of this crop, most believe yield projections are still very good. The abundant moisture situation from Laura has basically given our crop a ... Read More »

3 ag chem wholesalers/retailers form joint venture as GreenPoint AG

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Agri-AFC, GreenPoint AG and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative have formed a joint venture combining their agronomy operations and will operate under the banner “GreenPoint AG.” The combination will include all operations of Agri-AFC LLC’s wholesale and retail business, GreenPoint AG’s retail business and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s wholesale agronomy business.a The combined GreenPoint AG is owned by three parent companies: Alabama Farmers ... Read More »

Should you stop treating cotton for insects?

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• By Dominic Reisig • Should I treat this cotton for bollworm eggs, plant bugs or stink bugs? This is a question I have been getting a lot this year with all our delayed and late-planted cotton. Of course it’s not a one-size-fits-all answer, but here are a few scenarios to consider. 1) Delayed cotton with low yield potential Unfortunately ... Read More »

Soil Health Institute launches ‘Cotton & Covers’ video training series

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The Soil Health Institute has launched “Cotton & Covers,” a Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton video series. It follows three Southeastern cotton producers as they discuss their individual journeys to build profitable soil health management systems on their farms. Each producer is a mentor to other farmers in the soil health training program, working with neighbors to expand the knowledge ... Read More »

Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Virtual Field Day set for Sept. 9

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The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a virtual research field day Wednesday, Sept. 9. The virtual field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. Re-certification credits for pesticide applicators and CCA will be available pending approval. The field day is a free event, but ... Read More »

Hurricane Laura may affect early Arkansas harvest efforts

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• By Ryan McGeeney • High winds and heavy rainfall from what forecasters expect will be a major hurricane — Hurricane Laura — will likely sweep through most of Arkansas by Friday, just as harvest nears for several major crops across the state. Laura is predicted to push into Arkansas before turning northeastward toward Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. The National ... Read More »