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LSU’s Dan Fromme Honored As 2020 Cotton Specialist Of The Year

Bill Robertson, Dan Fromme

• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Dr. Dan Fromme, who grew up on a Texas cotton farm and has been working in cotton most of his life, was recognized as the 2020 Cotton Specialist of the Year during the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Austin, Texas. A professor and state Extension specialist in cotton, corn and grain sorghum at ... Read More »

Showtime In The South

mid-south farm and gin show

The 68th Annual Mid-South Farm And Gin Show Located not far from the Mighty Mississippi, the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is a not-for-profit educational opportunity for farmers and other folks involved in agriculture. This year’s event will be held at the Memphis Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., in Memphis, Tennessee, Feb. 28-29. The annual show provides valuable information ... Read More »

Well Restoration Worthy Of Another Look

well restoration

Water wells are a tricky business. From the moment a well is drilled, it’s generally designed to “run to failure” much akin to “planned obsolesce” on a cell phone. Even some well rehabilitation efforts often operate on the same premise. If a water well is not producing what it was originally designed to produce, both water and crop yields suffer ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter Student Worker Awards

LSU AgCenter student workers

• By Johnny Morgan • The Louisiana State University AgCenter recently presented awards to three students who have worked at AgCenter research stations in northeast Louisiana. The awards, given to full-time and part-time student workers, were recommended by faculty at the research stations. They are sponsored by the Hardwick family, which grows cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat on ... Read More »

Where Are We Now On Tractor Incentive Funding?

California cotton

In 2018, the state began spending greenhouse gas reduction fund money from the Cap and Trade Program on the Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions Program. The FARMER Program was designed to mirror the state’s existing Carl Moyer Program but expanded upon it with considerably more funding. The first three years provided more than $332 million statewide. Unfortunately, it ... Read More »

To Spray Or Not To Spray

Imagine A Season Without Foliar Sprays For Thrips As most growers, consultants and researchers will painfully attest, thrips were extremely heavy and problematic throughout most of the Southeastern cotton and peanut growing region in 2019. From Georgia and Alabama to the Carolinas, thrips showed up early and with a vengeance on cotton and peanuts. In some pockets, it was blamed ... Read More »

Growing Georgia Agriculture

the jimmersons

State Cotton Farmers Compete For National Title In 2010, Preston and Kendall Jimmerson were pondering their future. Preston was a four-year insurance agent with Lee County, Georgia, Farm Bureau. But farm life had caught his attention. Kendall grew up on Moss Family Farm, then owned by her father, Rick Moss. Preston talked with his father-in-law and told him he’d like ... Read More »