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Arkansas cotton, rice harvests beat the cold; fruit may suffer

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After a mild weekend of sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s, much of Arkansas found itself dealing with widespread rains and falling mercury throughout Monday. Tuesday, Nov. 12, the state awoke to a morning that declared itself as “winter” in no uncertain terms. The National Weather Service described Little Rock’s post-sunrise temperature as “22, feels like 9” degrees ... Read More »

MU gains part in $10 million USDA cover crop grant

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Missouri agricultural scientists working in cover crops share in a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will work with colleagues in 30 organizations across the country and around the world. “The five-year project aims to increase crop profitability and sustainability using cover crops and reduced tillage,” says Rob Myers, University of Missouri Extension cover crop specialist. ... Read More »

Blue Jeans Go Green program and PhytoGen renew partnership for 2020

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Building on a successful first year, PhytoGen cottonseed brand will again team with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program for 2020. As before, PhytoGen will organize denim collection drives at industry events across the Cotton Belt to help promote cotton’s sustainability and reduce textile waste. In early 2019, PhytoGen became the first cottonseed company to collaborate with ... Read More »

‘Focus On Cotton’ webinar looks at no-till and cover crops in Texas cotton

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Dr. Paul DeLaune, an associate professor of environmental soil science with Texas A& AgriLife Research in Vernon, Texas, will host a 39-minute webinar titled “Implementing No-till and Cover Crops in Texas Cotton Systems.” During the presentation, he will discuss no-till, cover crops, regenerative agriculture and soil biology. Implementation of conservation practices has typically lagged in cotton compared to other major ... Read More »

Plan to attend Alabama Row Crops Short Course, Dec. 10

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Alabama producers can prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2019 Row Crops Short Course in Auburn, Alabama. The course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring ... Read More »

Book chronicles Oliver family saga in the Mississippi Delta

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This work traces the struggles of five generations of Olivers from the late 1800s to the present in the Mississippi Delta. In the 1870s, James Samuel Oliver arrived in the Mississippi Delta by swimming across the Mississippi River—with a fresh bullet wound in his leg. He later journeyed deep into the swampy wilderness known as the Mississippi Delta.  Oliver cleared ... Read More »