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Industry News March 2020

California Water Action Offers Opportunity For Cooperation The Feb. 19 signing of a record of decision coordinating federal and state water projects offers a hopeful sign, according to California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson. Johansson, who attended the ceremony in Bakersfield where President Trump announced signing of the document, said the action will add much-needed flexibility to operation of ... Read More »

BASF fetes top-producing Stoneville cotton growers

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Cotton producers who grew Stoneville cotton seed were recognized this week for their  harvests at the annual Stoneville Legacy Club celebration held in Destin, Florida. Now in its fourth year, the club honors cotton growers for their high yields and fiber quality.  New this year, growers who farm dryland were given the opportunity to enter the club. Twenty-six growers earned ... Read More »

Nufarm to begin distributing GoalTender, Goal this fall

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Nufarm Americas Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Nutrichem to market GoalTender and Goal 2XL herbicides, according to a news release. The marketing rights will transition from Corteva Agriscience to Nufarm in September. The Goal brands are a logical expansion of Nufarm’s specialty crop herbicide portfolio, which the company plans to strengthen to support the needs of its ... Read More »

February 2020 Industry News

UT Releases Field Crop Insect Management Recommendations The University of Tennessee Extension Service says the 2020 version of PB 1768, Insect Management Recommendations for Field Crops (and pasture), is now available online. “The guide has gone through substantial revision this year and closely matches the content on the mobile friendly Disease and Insect Field Guides at https://guide.utcrops.com/,” says Scott Stewart, ... Read More »

PhytoGen growers to trial reniform-resistant cotton varieties in 2020

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PhytoGen Horizon Network growers will plant the industry’s first reniform-resistant cottonseed varieties in 2020. A first for the cotton industry, these three PhytoGen pre-commercial varieties include the PhytoGen Breeding Trait for reniform resistance, which offers naturally occurring native traits for built-in, season-long protection. During the 2019 season, company cotton development specialists conducted on-farm trials evaluating the trait. The reniform-resistant varieties ... Read More »

BASF launches new FiberMax variety for 2020

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• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • BASF plans to launch one new cotton variety for the 2020 season, sticking to its belief that any new release should offer a benefit over existing ones. “We tested five experimental lines last year and we’ll be launching just one,” said Kenny Melton, BASF western region agronomic manager. “We want to make sure ... Read More »

Duncan McCook Joins TCGA As Manager Of Regulatory Affairs

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The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association is pleased to announce Duncan McCook has joined the TCGA team, Jan. 1. In his new role as manager of regulatory affairs, he will be working with Kelley Green to serve TCGA membership with regulatory compliance. McCook will add a lot of depth to our team in terms of regulatory knowledge and experience in the ... Read More »