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PhytoGen announces 3 new Upland varieties for 2021

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PhytoGen cottonseed — Corteva Agriscience’s U.S. cottonseed brand — announced three new high-performing, high-yielding Upland varieties for 2021 during the recent Yielding Innovation virtual grower forum. Two of the three varieties feature the cottonseed industry’s first trait for reniform nematode resistance. Stacked with the PhytoGen Breeding Trait for root-knot nematode resistance, the two varieties are set to deliver the best ... Read More »

Industry News For December 2020

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LSU AgCenter names interim specialist Plant pathologist Paul “Trey” Price, an assistant professor based at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, Louisiana, is serving as the LSU AgCenter’s interim cotton, corn and grain sorghum specialist. Price says he often finds inspiration during his farm visits. “It’s really good fuel for imagination and research ideas if you go on farms ... Read More »

Arkansas Crop Protection Conference moves online Dec. 1-2

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An annual conference offering expert insights into managing weed, insect and disease pests in Arkansas crops is moving online. The Arkansas Crop Protection Conference is scheduled for Dec. 1-2 and will feature 22 presentations geared toward growers, consultants and other industry representatives. For crop consultants, the conference carries six continuing education credits. There’s no cost to attend, and participants must ... Read More »

Precision Planting launches 2 seed placement technologies

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Precision Planting LLC has introduced two seed placement optimization technologies that provide growers with greater seed placement precision, improved crop emergence and stand uniformity, and increased yield potential —all from the comfort of their tractor cab. The new SmartDepth technology uses a proprietary calibration process to ensure  every row unit is planting at the same depth, removing row-to-row variability, according ... Read More »

Plains Cotton Cooperative Association elects new chairman, vice chair

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Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Board of Directors has elected Dahlen Hancock of Home, Texas, as its new chairman. The board elected Springlake, Texas, grower Lexie Fennell as vice chairman. Eddie Smith of Floydada, Texas, has served on PCCA’s board since 1986 and was board chairman beginning in 2004. Smith remains on the board representing PCCA’s District 4. “It’s ... Read More »

EPA registers low-use-rate insecticide from FMC

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Vantacor insect control from FMC Corp. for use on an array of crops including soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, potatoes, sweet corn, sugarcane and onions. Vantacor is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr branded active, which offers long residual control of Lepidopteran pests. The actual active ingredient is chlorantraniliprole, an Insect Resistance Action Committee ... Read More »

VIPR — Battling Contamination With Technology

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• By Ross Rutherford • Contamination in seed cotton and lint cotton has been a critical issue facing the cotton industry for decades. This has become even more urgent in recent years with the broad acceptance/usage of cotton harvesting equipment with on-board module-making capability (round modules) wrapped in plastic. For many reasons, whether from the module wrap or from plastic ... Read More »