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New Varieties Released For 2021 Season

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The annual Seed Variety Guide is published in the November issue of Cotton Farming. Cottonseed companies from across the Cotton Belt provide information about their headliners for the upcoming season to assist growers in making varietal choices. Some of the companies also release more varieties after they review the past season’s data from their own trials as well as grower-managed ... Read More »

OSU’s Seth Byrd Honored As 2021 Cotton Specialist Of The Year

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Dr. Seth Byrd — a self-proclaimed East Coast guy — is originally from North Carolina but has lived all over the country. He says he was drawn to Oklahoma, in part, because of the emergence of cotton as a popular option for a rapidly growing number of producers across the state. An agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, Byrd ... Read More »

Meet Drake Perrow, 2020 Cotton Consultant Of The Year

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If you want to see a slice of heaven, drive through Calhoun County, South Carolina, in the fall when the cotton is open. It’s an idyllic sight. Perhaps the picturesque landscape and dark fertile soil caught the attention of Drake Perrow’s ancestors when they arrived in the area in the 1700s. They stopped, smiled and put down stakes for what ... Read More »

UArk releases updated 2021 weed, insect & disease management guides

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New editions of the most widely used publications from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are now available and offer the latest research-based recommendations for managing insects, weeds and diseases in row crop agriculture, as well as in fruit, vegetable and garden production. The 2021 publications include: • MP44 — Recommended Chemicals for Weed and Brush Control. • ... Read More »

Mid-South Farm And Gin Show Adds Virtual Component

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The 69th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is rolling out an interactive virtual show site this year to replace its physical event Feb. 26-27 typically held at the Renasant Convention Center — formerly the Cook Convention Center, 255 North Main, Memphis, Tennessee. To register, go to farmandginshow.com. You will be given a badge ... Read More »

New LSU AgCenter Specialist Has Local Roots

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Louisiana State University AgCenter has named Matt Foster as the statewide specialist for cotton, corn and grain sorghum. He started Jan. 19 and was ready to go to work. “My first day was already planned out with a grower meeting to meet producers,” Foster says. “I’m already putting things on my calendar.” “He will get the program up to speed ... Read More »

When Earliness Really Counts

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Kansas doesn’t typically come to mind when most people in the industry talk about cotton, but that has been changing over the past few years. In 1995, there was a mere 3,200 acres of cotton in the state. By 2019, the acreage had increased to 175,000 acres. “I originally decided to grow cotton because of the potential for a greater ... Read More »