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EPA approves fungicide premix with proprietary nanotechnology

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The Environmental Protection Agency has registered AZterknot fungicide from Vive Crop Protection for use on a wide array of crops, including corn, cotton, peanuts, rice and soybeans.  It is a premix of a traditional strobilurin fungicide, azoxystrobin, and a biological, an extract of the plant Reynoutria sachalinensis. They are delivered using Allosperse, a proprietary nano-polymer technology developed by Vive that allows previously ... Read More »

Industry News For May 2021

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FMC’s Vantacor Formulation Replaces Prevathon For Residual Worm Control In 2021, FMC launched Vantacor Insect Control powered by Rynaxypyr active for long-lasting residual control of lepidopteran pests. This is the same active found in Prevathon insecticide. Vantacor contains a high concentration of Rynaxypyr, so 20 ounces of Prevathon is equivalent to 1.7 ounces of Vantacor. FMC says the new brand ... Read More »

Deltapine launches 14th NPE season with 11 variety candidates

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The Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program kicks off its 14th season with NPE growers evaluating cotton variety candidates containing ThryvOn Technology, which is the industry’s first cotton biotech trait to protect against feeding damage from tarnished plant bug and thrips species. The three ThryvOn Technology variety candidates are stacked with Bollgard 3 XtendFlex Technology and are part of a set ... Read More »

Nufarm acquires PGR from BASF

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Nufarm Americas Inc. has acquired Pentia plant growth regulator from BASF. The product offers a track record of maximizing cotton yields with improved plant uptake, rainfastness, height management, boll retention, earliness and yield potential, according to a news release. Pentia contains the active ingredient mepiquat pentaborate. “The faster absorption of Pentia versus traditional, unenhanced mepiquat has benefited cotton growers for ... Read More »

Industry News For April 2021

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Southern Cotton Ginners Honors AR Cotton Breeder Dr. Fred Bourland, cotton breeder and researcher at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Arkansas, recently received the A.L. Vandergriff Cotton Pioneer Award from the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. He is a professor of cotton breeding and genetics for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of ... Read More »

Industry News For March 2021

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e3 Sustainable Cotton Farmers Receive Additional Rewards BASF recently launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, a unique effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 Sustainable Cotton program who commit to growing sustainable cotton. Brands, retailers, mills and other cotton fiber value chain companies sourcing e3 Sustainable Cotton will have the opportunity to contribute money ... Read More »

Industry News For February 2021

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Texas A&M Extension Cotton Specialist Honored Dr. Murilo M. Maeda, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension cotton specialist received the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist Award at the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Maeda was recognized for his dedicated service to cotton producers on the Texas High Plains. The annual award is sponsored by PhytoGen cottonseed. It was initiated by ... Read More »