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Research Sheds Light On Best Times To Hunt Bucks

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• By Dr. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University • “Where are all the bucks?” Several years ago, Larry Castle, formerly of Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Steve Demarais of the Mississippi State University Deer Lab met to discuss what could be done to address deer hunter questions and concerns regarding where bucks were going during hunting season. ... Read More »

Zoom Meetings Feature Local Research

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Are you aware of all the research projects that are done on behalf of U.S. cotton farmers to help increase their profitability and success on the farm? Even though 2020 has been a crazy year and many folks are quarantined, working from home or practicing social distancing, Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural and Environmental Research team has been busy conducting research as ... Read More »

First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts the “First Bale” live auction ... Read More »

Sustainability Conference Debuts

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel. The goal is to exchange information about ... Read More »

Wet Conditions Delayed Harvest In Virginia

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Remaining peanut crop fared better than cotton. Virginia’s cotton and peanut harvests are lagging due to a series of disruptive weather events, and the threat of additional rain could further dampen farmers’ efforts. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service Nov. 9 crop report, Virginia’s cotton and peanut harvests are just 35% and 65% complete, respectively. At this time last year, ... Read More »

‘Owning Your Piece of Texas’ Earns National Recognition

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• By Kay Ledbetter • The Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center named the “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project” conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a Project of Excellence. The Southern Center was established at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in 2009 and serves several states in the region, including Texas. ... Read More »

Clemson Lab Offers Soil Analysis

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Fall is in the air and hundreds of photos of changing landscape colors are being shot every day. Clemson University experts say pictures growers should focus on this season are those that give a clearer vision of their soils’ health. Soil tests can help by giving snapshots of soil fertility. These tests are available from the Clemson Agricultural Service Laboratory. ... Read More »