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Corteva rebrands spinosyn insecticide active ingredients

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Corteva Inc. plans to rebrand the active ingredients in its spinosyn insecticides, which include spinosad and spinetoram. The new global brand name for spinosad will be Qalcova active (pronounced “kal-KO-vuh”) and for spinetoram, Jemvelva active (pronounced “jem-VEL-vuh”). Together, these two naturally derived active ingredients provide farmers worldwide with effective insect control options for more than 250 crops, including fruits, vegetables, ... Read More »

State Water Project, CVP cut California water allocations

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The State Water Project and the Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the Central Valley Project, have both announced reductions in water deliveries for the 2021 season south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. They base their allocations on current reservoir storage, precipitation and the amount of moisture in snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. The California Department of Water Resources, which ... Read More »

Amvac seeks applicants for Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship

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Amvac is now accepting applications for its 2021 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. Each worth $2,000, they will be awarded to seven qualified students. “Going into our third year, we’re thrilled to continue giving more and more deserving students this scholarship opportunity,” Paul Vaculin, Amvac marketing manager for southern crops, said in a news release. “I love seeing the passion and ... Read More »

Cotton Trust Protocol hits 300-member enrollment milestone

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The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has reached the milestone of welcoming more than 300 brand, retailer, mill and manufacturer members since it opened enrollment six months ago. This includes Gap Inc. and its related brands Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta as well as United Kingdom retailers Next Plc. and Byford. The protocol also has welcomed the first U.S. ... Read More »

Crop market looks strong, producers book fall loads

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Alabama’s row crop producers are seeing rising prices and a positive crop market outlook, alongside producers throughout the United States. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Economist Wendiam Sawadgo said prices are definitely higher than the ones producers have seen in the past few years. Factors influencing crop markets “There have been a few factors at play,” Sawadgo said. “Trade with China—especially ... Read More »

Before you plant, think about your thrips-control strategies

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• By Scott Graham • As the 2021 cotton production season approaches, it is time to start preparing for thrips management. Thrips are the dominate insect pest of seedling cotton in Alabama. Each year, thrips infest 100% of the acres planted statewide. Due to this, thrips must be managed with an at-plant insecticide. There are several options for at-plant management ... Read More »

Texas Caprock Crop Production Conference set for April 1

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The Caprock Crop Production Conference for Crosby and Floyd counties is set for April 1 in Floyd County. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event will take place at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center, 990 Farm-to-Market Road 786 in Muncy. The cost is $45. Advanced registration is requested by March 25 for this in-person meeting so all COVID-related precautions ... Read More »