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Louisiana farmer-leader advances national cotton sustainability strategy

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Kellon Lee, a fourth-generation cotton farmer, is advancing sustainability both by implementing conservation practices on his own operation in Louisiana and by promoting grower involvement in sustainability initiatives nationwide. For Lee, the sustainability conversation doesn’t end at the farm gate — it is has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and partnerships. “The world we live in now, ... Read More »

PhytoGen adds new Pima variety to 2021 lineup

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PhytoGen cottonseed, Corteva Agriscience’s U.S. cottonseed brand, recently added PhytoGen brand PHY 807 RF to its 2021 lineup of Pima varieties. “The newest addition to our Pima varieties delivers the same quality lint and fiber characteristics growers have come to expect from us,” Joel Faircloth, U.S. cotton portfolio manager for PhytoGen cottonseed, said in a news release. “The difference is ... Read More »

New Nematode Management Products For Row Crops in 2021

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• By Zane Grabau • There are relatively few products to manage nematodes in row crops, so new products or product changes are something agricultural professionals should be aware of. In 2021, new releases or product changes have been made for certain nematode-resistant cultivars and nematicides (Figure 1). First, Velum (Bayer) is available for row crops and horticulture crops in ... Read More »

Corteva halts sale of FeXapan dicamba herbicide in U.S., Canada

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Corteva Agrscience will no longer sell FeXapan brand dicamba herbicide in the United States and Canada, according to a Feb. 22 company statement. Instead, the company will focus on its Enlist platform, which is based on crops genetically modified to tolerate over-the-top applications of 2,4-D choline. “Corteva Agriscience has made a business decision to discontinue sales of FeXapan herbicide in ... Read More »

State-of-the-art drain tile system gives MSU researchers new tools

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A new water management system installed at Mississippi State University’s R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center is elevating university researchers’ capabilities of developing drainage solutions for farmers in Mississippi and across the Mid-South. Advanced Drainage Systems, a leading manufacturer in drainage and irrigation, selected MSU as a Midsouth research site for the state-of-the-art water management system. The company recently installed ... Read More »

Bureau of Reclamation forecasts reduced water deliveries to California

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Based on  below-average statewide snowpack, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced reduced water allocations for nearly all Central Valley Project water contractors. Deliveries could change depending on precipitation received during the next few months, said Ernest Conant, Reclamation regional director. The California Department of Water Resources reports that as of Feb. 21, statewide average snow water content in the Sierra ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter to host soil health forum March 17

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The Louisiana State University AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a soil health forum March 17. It is supported by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and National Resource Conservation Service. The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation awarded a grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund a four-year research project on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields. The primary goal of the ... Read More »