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Ken Legé joins PhytoGen as cotton development specialist

INDIANAPOLIS — June 1, 2015 — PhytoGen® is pleased to announce the addition of Ken Legé to the growing team of cotton development specialists (CDS). Legé will provide valuable agronomic advice, cottonseed recommendations, and consulting expertise to cotton growers in the Texas northern Plains region and Oklahoma.  Legé joins PhytoGen CDSs Scott Fuchs and Robert Lemon to provide agronomic support for growers ... Read More »

Too Much Rain at the Wrong Time Poses a Problem for Lubbock Cotton

05/31/2015 04:49 PM 05/31/2015 04:54 PM   Image by Jason Davis By Staff newsweb@everythinglubbock.comLUBBOCK, TX – Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers on Friday said in a weekly newsletter that many local farmers are working any available hours, day or night, to get crops planted in between rain storms.Cotton is Lubbock’s largest cash crop. It has a $5 billion impact every year ... Read More »

DELTAPINE NPE FARMERS MOVING INDUSTRY INTO NEW ERA OF PRODUCTION

New Product Evaluators To Exclusively Trial Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ Cotton For Class Of 16 ST. LOUIS (April 28, 2015) – The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program kicks off its eighth season with nearly 200 farmers planting and evaluating pre-commercial Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton variety candidates for the Deltapine Class of 16. Each season in the NPE program, pre-commercial Deltapine ... Read More »

Dow AgriSciences completes first sale of Enlist Duo herbicide in the U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS — May 21, 2015 — Dow AgroSciences has recorded the first U.S. sale of Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology. This marks the first commercial activity for the Enlist™ Weed Control System in the United States, putting advanced herbicide and trait technology in growers’ hands. “We’re ready to put Enlist Duo to work on our farm,” says Adam Schwering, an Indiana soybean grower. “We’ve struggled the past ... Read More »

USDA Invests $6.5 Million to Help Conserve Water, Improve Water Quality in Ogallala Aquifer Region

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $6.5 million in the Ogallala Aquifer region this year to help farmers and ranchers conserve billions of gallons of water and improve water quality. Funding will be targeted to seven focus areas to support their primary water source and strengthen ... Read More »

Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program Announces Grants

Recipients Will Pursue Research Dedicated To Insect Pest Research Across All U.S. Row Crops ST. LOUIS (May 7, 2015) – Monsanto Company has announced that six recipients will be awarded research grants as part of the Insect Management Knowledge Program (IMKP). The program, which started in early 2013 as the Corn Rootworm Knowledge Program, provides merit-based awards of up to $250,000 ... Read More »

2015-16 Emerging Leaders Program Class Announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-16. Participants include: PRODUCERS — Rafe Banks, Clarkedale, Ark.; Brandon Brooks, Phoenix, Ariz.; Matt Coley, Vienna, Ga.; Paul Minzenmayer, Rowena, Texas; Sutton Page, Avoca, Texas; and Brad Williams, Burlison, Tenn.; GINNERS — Phillip Kidd, Edmonson, Texas; and ... Read More »