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Industry News For August 2020

scott stewart

Stewart Named Director Of UT’s West Tennesse Ag Center An entomologist well known to row crop producers throughout the South, Scott D. Stewart has been named the director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Stewart, who currently serves in Jackson as a University of Tennessee Extension specialist in integrated pest management and professor in the ... Read More »

Texas A&M decision aid helps producers in uncertain times

What a difference a few months have made for Texas High Plains agricultural producers under the financial and other strains brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has definitely had a negative impact on agriculture,” said DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management program specialist, Amarillo. “While speaking at producer meetings in January, there was much optimism over ... Read More »

Industry News — May 2020

alabama cotton irrigation

Milan No-Till Field Day Goes Virtual For 2020 The first Milan No-Till Field Day was held in 1981 in Milan, Tennessee, when the idea of “parking the plow” was a foreign concept to most of the state’s cotton farmers. For many years, it was an annual event. In the early 2000s, it transitioned to every other year. The historic staple ... Read More »

Kent Fountain To Lead The National Cotton Council

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Kent Fountain, a Surrency, Georgia, ginner was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2020 during the NCC’s 2020 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. He succeeds Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Huntsville, Alabama. A member of the NCC’s 2001-2002 Cotton Leadership Class, Fountain served as an NCC vice president from 2016-2018 and an NCC director in 2011. He has ... Read More »

Maximize Cover Crop Benefits

crimson clover cover crop

• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Cover crops improve soil quality and provide benefits that help create a more sustainable production system for cash crops. Selecting a cover crop depends on the benefits the producer needs. Audrey Gamble, Auburn University professor and Alabama Cooperative Extension soil scientist, says benefits depend on the biomass level provided by the crop. Cover ... Read More »

Industry News For September 2019

adama eagle eye

New Web-Based Tool Analyzes Aerial Data And Imagery Adama Eagle Eye powered by Agremo offers an advanced analysis of aerial data and imagery that helps growers protect yields more efficiently through user-friendly maps, statistics and other tools. Insights from this web-based tool lead to lower production costs and higher yields for growers looking to turn their drone-collected images into actionable ... Read More »