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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 »

Bulldogs And Bugs Aptly Describe Catchot Household

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For Beverly Catchot, collecting insects has always been a family affair. “When my husband was studying entomology at Mississippi State in the 1990s, we made collecting insects a family activity. We’d all get out there with our black lights and go find specimens,” says the MSU research associate and master’s student. Catchot’s husband is Extension Professor Angus Catchot. The couple’s ... Read More »

CFBF President Outlines Policy Priorities

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By Ching Lee As the California Farm Bureau Federation begins its centennial celebration, CFBF President Jamie Johansson called farmers and ranchers to action, reminding them that Farm Bureau is an organization “that wants to go beyond making a statement by being determined to make a difference.” He made his remarks during the 100th CFBF Annual Meeting in San Diego recently, ... Read More »

Texas Leaders Receive Prestigious Awards

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• By Norman Martin • Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honored three leaders with the annual Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award recently during its 91st annual Pig Roast at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The Pig Roast also celebrates scholarship donors, recipients and intercollegiate judging teams. The awards recognize individuals for their contributions to various areas ... Read More »

Herbicide Options To Kill Cotton Around Gin Yards

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By Gaylon Morgan and Mark Matocha Boll weevils have been found in multiple locations north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 2018, including the Coastal Bend and Wintergarden regions. To regain complete boll weevil control, everyone must again be diligent about destroying volunteer cotton in gin yards, non-commercial fields, equipment yards and industrial sites. The information here is focused ... Read More »