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Cotton byproducts may supplement cattle feed

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With cotton harvest complete, producers now wait for ginning to wrap up as preparations begin for another year. Livestock owners, on the other hand, are gearing up to purchase cotton byproducts to supplement minerals and feed throughout the winter months. Alabama Cooperative Extension System beef specialist Kim Mullenix said the Southeast is one of the largest cotton-producing regions in the ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter project examines wide-row cotton

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An LSU AgCenter project is examining the benefits and challenges of growing cotton on wider rows that line up with configurations used for other crops, potentially saving farmers money. Cotton rows are typically either 38 or 40 inches wide. But interest is growing in 60-inch rows, and the AgCenter as well as two northeast Louisiana farmers gave it a try ... Read More »

Nueces/San Patricio County, Texas, Field Crop Symposium moves online

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Nueces/San Patricio County Field Crop Symposium on Jan. 7 will be by virtual participation only. “Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units have been requested for participants, and we have also made a request for CEUs for certified crop advisers,” said Jason Ott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent, Nueces County. “Most importantly, the ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter names new cotton and grains specialist

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• By Bruce Schultz • The LSU AgCenter has named Matt Foster as the statewide specialist for cotton, corn and grain sorghum starting Jan. 19, 2021. He’s ready to go to work. “My first day is already planned out with a grower meeting to meet producers,” Foster said. “I’m already putting things on my calendar.” Melissa Cater, director of the ... Read More »

Alabama row crops short course moves online

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Preparations for the upcoming growing season will not need to be put on hold during the pandemic. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere—on their own time. Available Dec. 14, the topics run the gamut ... Read More »

Preliminary UT 2020 cotton CST data

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• By Tyson Raper • Preliminary data from the 2020 Tennessee cotton county standard trial data is now available.  We are releasing an average table for the XtendFlex trials and the Enlist trials today.  We only tested the XtendFlex and Enlist varieties together in a handful of locations. I will release the average tables from those locations later, along with ... Read More »

EPA proposes further restrictions on paraquat herbicide

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The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new regulations surrounding the use of paraquat dichloride herbicide and is accepting public comments on it through Jan. 11, 2021. The proposed interim decision for paraquat, if finalized and adopted, would further restrict how the product can be applied by prohibiting aerial applications to crops except to cotton as a harvest aid. The proposal ... Read More »