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2019 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre

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The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2019 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2018. The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of the boll weevil and to respond promptly with eradication treatments ... Read More »

Response Of Cotton Varieties To Target Spot During 2018: Lucedale And Stoneville Evaluations

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• By Tom Allen and Darrin Dodds • During 2018, the cotton OVT (official variety trial) at Lucedale and Stoneville was evaluated for the response to target spot. Natural infection occurred during the season and plots were evaluated for the presence (incidence), severity and defoliation as a result of target spot. Evaluations were made a single time at each location in an ... Read More »

Hundreds Cheer New WOTUS Proposal in Tennessee

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Wheeler and Perdue Outline Proposal That Would Bring Certainty to Farmers, Business Owners and the American Public. Four hundred Tennessee farmers, ranchers, small business owners and other stakeholders came to the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, recently to hear Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler highlight the new Trump Administration proposal redefining the “waters of the United ... Read More »

Ag Secretary Perdue Appoints 8 To Cotton Board

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed eight members, eight alternate members and two advisers to serve on the Cotton Board. Re-appointed members are: ✓ Adam S. Hatley, Mesa, Arizona. ✓ Rajiv Malik, Tiburon, California. ✓ George T. Warbington, Vienna, Georgia. ✓ Sonja Chapman, Boonton, New Jersey. ✓ Crystal A. Button, Great Neck, New York. ✓ Julie Davis Holladay, Lubbock, Texas ... Read More »

Hurricane Michael Ravaged ‘Promising’ Cotton Crop

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• By Clint Thompson • What was an extremely promising Georgia cotton crop was devastated when Hurricane Michael ravaged south Georgia Oct. 10-11. According to Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist, the prospects of 1,500 to 1,800 pounds of dryland cotton for some producers were reduced, resulting in 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. “It’s much ... Read More »

Evaluate Fields At Harvest To Help With Next Season’s Variety Selection

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At harvest, cotton growers learn how much yield-robbing diseases and pests affected fiber production. This knowledge helps determine the best varieties to plant next season. Diseases such as bacterial blight and Verticillium wilt are not controlled by in-season crop protection products. That means cottonseed varieties with built-in protection offer the best line of defense for top yield and quality potential. ... Read More »