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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 »

Industry News for January 2020

New Varieties Have Root-Knot Nematode Resistance PhytoGen plans to have two new cottonseed varieties, PHY 400 W3FE and PHY 500 W3FE, available for the 2020 season. The varieties exceeded criteria for commercial advancement after on-farm evaluations were completed by more than 75 PhytoGen Horizon Network growers this year. All PhytoGen W3FE varieties available in 2020 have PhytoGen Breeding Traits for ... Read More »

World Ag Expo names ‘Top 10 New Products’

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Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products Competition, with the winners being showcased Feb. 11-13, 2020, during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. Exhibitors submitted new products for judging by a panel comprising farmers, ranchers and industry professionals. The Top-10 New Products competition is once again sponsored by Bank of America, according to a news release. ... Read More »

Deltapine Class of ’20 features 6 new varieties with high yield potential

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U.S. cotton growers will have access to new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex varieties that have demonstrated the outstanding yield and fiber quality performance of DP1646 B2XF with the recent launch of the Deltapine Class of ’20 in New Orleans. “The Class of ’20 is the strongest class of varieties since starting the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program in 2008,” Keylon Gholston, ... Read More »

PhytoGen introduces 2 new cottonseed varieties for 2020

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PhytoGen plans to have two new cottonseed varieties, PhytoGen brand PHY 400 W3FE and PHY 500 W3FE, available for the 2020 season. These two varieties enhance the company’s wide-ranging portfolio of maturity levels, according to a news release. The two new varieties exceeded criteria for commercial advancement after on-farm evaluations were completed by more than 75 PhytoGen Horizon Network growers ... Read More »