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Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program

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High Yield Winners • By Carroll Smith, Editor •  Since 2008, farmers across the Cotton Belt have been invited to participate in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program. The goal is for them to evaluate variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems and field conditions. The NPE producers determine how to best grow these varieties based on soil ... Read More »

K-State Researchers Stress Good Stewardship When Using Dicamba

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Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans. The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the past two years. Their work comes on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently renewing its registration of XtendiMax, ... Read More »

Researchers Look At Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • South Carolina cotton farmers may one day know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality. Armed with this knowledge, farmers can reduce costs and help protect the environment. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil fertility specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, has received funding from ... Read More »

Deltapine Reveals Class Of 19 Varieties

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Deltapine cotton announced the release of three new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties as part of the brand’s Class of 19 lineup during the annual New Product Evaluator Summit held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Deltapine Class of 19 features a diverse group of varieties that focus on bringing regional-fit products to specific areas where farmers have expressed need,” says ... Read More »

PhytoGen Releases Enlist Portfolio For Upcoming Season

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For the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ranked a PhytoGen brand variety with the Enlist cotton trait (W3FE) among the 10 most planted in 2018. Two more W3FE varieties rounded out the top 20. Building on that momentum for 2019, PhytoGen is offering growers a full portfolio of these Enlist varieties. “For every pocket of the Cotton Belt, ... Read More »

2017 Was An Eye-Opener

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Bad Verticillium Wilt Years Highlight Need To Choose Tolerant Varieties. • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Alan Monroe, who farms cotton north of Plainview, Texas, never thought much about Verticillium wilt and the need for selecting varieties with tolerance to the soilborne pathogen until 2017 Last summer’s cool, wet weather later in the growing season caused Verticillium wilt to explode, ... Read More »

Walmart Upholds Sustainability

Walmart has joined the Cotton LEADS program supporting responsible production practices by cotton producers. “Cotton is a major ingredient in many of our apparel and home textile products,” says Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, general merchandise, technical, quality and sustainability. “Through the Cotton LEADS program, Walmart hopes to learn from and collaborate on efforts that U.S. cotton farmers are taking ... Read More »