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Thompson Machinery Expands Locations In Mississippi Delta Thompson Machinery, which has been in operation for more than six decades, recently conducted its official groundbreaking ceremony for a new Thompson Machinery location in Boyle, Miss. “The agriculture market is important to our organization’s growth and expansion in the Delta region,” says John Thompson, general sales and marketing manager at Thompson Machinery. ... Read More »

Many Factors Affect Cotton Demand

By Keith Flurry London, England • Based in Rabobank’s London office. • Specializes in soft commodity market forecasting. • Concentrates on coffee, sugar, cocoa and cotton. • Undergraduate degree from Univ. of Calif-Davis. • Masters degrees from Univ. of Hohenheim in Germany and Univ. of Wageningen in the Netherlands. • Previously worked for consultancy in Germany and also was with ... Read More »

New Mexico’s Research Has Rich History

By Brent Murphree Maricopa, Ariz. On August 25, New Mexico will celebrate the important link between producers and researchers at New Mexico State University’s Leyendecker Plant Science Center in Las Cruces, N.M., as part of the state’s historic centennial celebration. New Mexico became the 47th state on Jan. 6, 1912, and by then cotton had been consistently grown in the ... Read More »

High Hopes For TCGA: Cotton Acreage Should Remain Stable For Texas

By Tommy Horton Editor Even as record heat and drought continue in parts of Texas, the attitude of Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association (TCGA) members remains hopeful as the crop season moves into August. That was the major sentiment expressed by attendees at the organization’s summer meeting in June at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. Tony ... Read More »

Industry News

Tours And Trade Show Will Highlight Milan No-Till Event Scheduled For July 26 Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the largest conservation tillage event in the nation, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day. 2012 is the year for the 27th No-Till Field Day. It will be conducted at the UT Ag Research and Education ... Read More »

VIEWPOINT: Insect Control Strategies Are Crucial

By Lars Swanson Memphis, Tenn. • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind. • Marketing Portfolio Manager, DuPont Crop Protection. • Worked for DuPont for nearly 20 years in operations and management roles. • Grew up in eastern Iowa. • Father of three children, husband to wife Nicole. • Resides in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis. As producers ... Read More »

Sensor-Based Irrigation Proves Its Worth

It has been estimated that 70 percent of the world’s fresh water consumption is directed toward irrigating crops – all crops, not just cotton. But that water is dedicated for good reason – yield! “Irrigation accomplishes two goals,” says Dr. Ed Barnes, Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research for Cotton Incorporated. “Irrigation can boost yield, as well as stabilize yield ... Read More »