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Cotton Insect Situation

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• By Scott Stewart • Tarnished plant bug infestations are sporadic and variable, mostly a scout a spray scenario. I’ve had a number of comments, especially from the Mississippi River Bottoms, about seeing more clouded plant bugs than usual. Prior to bloom, I count them as equivalent to tarnished plant bug when sampling and making treatment decisions. Once bolls are present, ... Read More »

Georgia Cotton Farmers Hope To Rebound From 2017

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• By Julie Jernigan, University of Georgia • Researchers project that Georgia’s cotton farmers will plant more than 1.45 million acres this year. This is an increase from 1.28 million acres in 2017, says Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist. Farmers planted cotton in May, and prices have increased due to increased demand and strong U.S. exports. The ... Read More »

Evaluating And Managing Deer-Damaged Cotton

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By Dr. Guy Collins — In recent years, many growers have noticed an increasing incidence of deer feeding in young cotton. There are many theories as to why this may be occurring now, relative to years prior. The most common theories are the loss of aldicarb applied in-furrow for thrips and nematode control, major reductions in peanut acreage in the ... Read More »

Aldicarb Labeled In Tennessee For 2018

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By Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist —  It came as kind of surprise to me to find out that AgLogic 15G (aldicarb), a replacement for Temik, is labeled in Tennessee. My understanding is that the label will expire June 30. Thus, those wanting to apply this product in-furrow for control of thrips and nematodes in cotton can do so in ... Read More »

Words Matter When Drafting A Will: A Cautionary Tale

A recent decision from the Ft. Worth Court of Appeals, In the Estate of Larry Ronald Neal, Deceased, offers a good reminder about how important is to carefully word a will to ensure that one’s intent is carried out after death. Read the full article by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet below. https://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/2018/02/19/words-matter-drafting-will-cautionary-tale/   Read More »

Take Precautions With Hunting, ATVs

Hunting and driving all-terrain vehicles are so linked in Mississippi that many people forget safety precautions when using these powerful machines. Bradley Staton, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV associate, offers a few tips to increase the chances people will have a safe time in the woods on ATVs. “Always wear protective gear,” Staton says. “That means a helmet ... Read More »

Vitals for Cotton Sector

By Seshadri Ramkumar Texas Tech University Maintaining market share, enhancing consumer awareness and continuous investments in research and development are needed to advance the cotton sector. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Lubbock, TX-based Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., captivated the audience in a speech last Thursday at Texas Tech University about the 2017 cotton crop and the industry overall. As ... Read More »