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Healthy Soils For Sustainable Cotton Field Day Set For July 25 In Arkansas

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Cotton producers are invited to participate in a Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Field Day, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 25, at the Brinkley Convention Center, 1501 Weatherby Dr., in Brinkley, Arkansas. After an overview of the day’s activities, producers will travel to area farms to learn more about equipment needs, cover crop mixes, soil biology and soil health ... Read More »

Industry News For June 2019

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Emerging Leaders Program Participants Selected Thirteen U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen for the National Cotton Council’s 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program. Representing the industry’s seven segments are: Producers – Philip Edwards III, Smithfield, Virginia; Jaclyn Ford, Alapaha, Georgia; Ben Good, Starkville, Mississippi; Kellon Lee, St. Joseph, Louisiana; Dean Rovey, Buckeye, Arizona; and Jake Sheely, Lemoore, California; Ginner – Burch ... Read More »

UT Plans Weed Tour, June 19, In Jackson, Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee has scheduled a weed tour, June 19, from 9-11:30 a.m., at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. Larry Steckel, UT Extension weed specialist, will lead the tour, along with Clay Perkins, doctoral candidate with the UT Department of Plant Sciences and Travis ... Read More »

Virginia Tech Receives $874,980 4R Research Grant

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Virginia Tech was one of five academic institutions to share nearly $2.7 million in grants to conduct field research and demonstration projects to evaluate and promote 4R Nutrient Stewardship. The concept consists of using the right source of fertilizer, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place. The Fertilizer Institute’s Foundation for Agronomic Research administers ... Read More »

Industry News For June 2019

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The Cotton Board Hires Mississippi Native The Cotton Board has hired David Miller as its new Mid-South Regional Communication Manager. Miller’s territory includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The Cotton Board’s RCMs work to ensure that stakeholders of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program in their respective territories are informed of the activities stemming from the program as conducted ... Read More »

Texas Ag Department Issues Section 24(c)s For 2 Dicamba Products

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The Texas Department of Agriculture has issued Section 24(c) Special Local Need labels for two dicamba herbicides to allow application up to 90 days after cotton planting. The products are Engenia Herbicide from BASF and XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology from Bayer. The Section 24(c) is a change from the federal label, which prohibits application more than 60 days after ... Read More »