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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 »