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Industry News For June 2018

Enter The Transform My Community Contest For A Chance To Win $20,000

transform my community logoAttention hometown heroes! Tell us how Transform WG insecticide has transformed your cotton fields and how $20,000 could improve your community. The fourth annual Transform My Community Contest begins June 1 and is open to consultants and growers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and select counties in Alabama.

The contest is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences and Cotton Farming magazine.

On the entry form, tell how Transform has helped protect your cotton yield from plant bugs and how your favorite organization or charity (local FFA chapter, food bank, library, etc.) is working to help transform your community. Your idea could win $20,000 for your community and a $1,000 cash prize for you.

In 2015, grand prize winner A.J. Hood, who farms near Monticello, Arkansas, helped fund construction of a baseball field and playground designed especially for kids with disabilities. Dow AgroSciences donated $20,000 to the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse on behalf of Tennessee cotton consultant Larry Kimery in 2016. This money allowed the center to hire a full-time family advocate who works directly with children, who have been victims of child abuse, and their families.

Last year, grand prize winner Gary Dyksterhouse, who farms near Greenwood, Mississippi, submitted an entry on behalf of Delta Streets Academy. Dow AgroSciences donated $20,000 to help the school’s dedicated staff mold and equip the young men who walk through the doors realize their dreams despite the challenging conditions in which they live.

The deadline for submitting your short essay is July 31. Visit www.transformmycommunity.com to access the TMC entry form.

Deltapine NPE Program Kicks Off Class Of 19 In Key Regions

The Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program kicks off its 11th season focused on enhancing performance in key regions, broadening the availability of Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton and raising the bar for yield and quality potential across maturity groups.

“This class has several strong commercial candidates that have exceptional Beltwide adaptation, and the class addresses very specific needs, particularly for the northern Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas markets,” says Keylon Gholston, Deltapine Product Manager.

NPE growers participating in 2018 will plant Class of 19 variety candidates on large-acre plots. The plots will be managed accordingly to each grower’s practices, consist of irrigated and nonirrigated fields, various soil types and be subjected to local environmental conditions.

Feedback from the NPE growers helps determine which candidates to commercialize and how to position those new Deltapine varieties on farms in different regions with various management programs.

Drift Reduction Agent Launched For Dicamba-Based Herbicides

Precision Laboratories introduces Intact Advanced for the 2018 crop season to help with on-target application. It is approved for tankmixing with XtendiMax with Vaporgrip Technology and Engenia herbicides.

Intact Advanced is the next generation of proven plant-based polymer technology. It enhances drift control while conditioning hard water without the use of AMS for a wide range of crop protection products.

This technology helps ensure more droplets are retained on the target leaf surface for improved coverage, uptake and herbicide performance.

Visit www.precisionlab.com for more information.

Growers Overcome Challenges To Make One Ton Club

One Ton Club MembersDespite challenging weather in many production regions in 2017, 188 producers still qualified for the FiberMax One Ton Club, which recognizes growers who harvested 2,000 pounds of lint on irrigated ground using FiberMax varieties. Altogether during the program’s 13-year history, Bayer CropScience has honored 1,086 cotton growers for the feat.

Bayer also recognized a handful of growers who had leading qualifying factors.

Brian and Brady Nelson, Nelson Bros. Farms, of Nazareth, Texas, had the most qualifying FiberMax acres with 540. Max and Beth Koepnick, Koepnick Family Farms, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, had the top yield of 2,910 pounds per acre with a gross value of $1,590.11 per acre. Larry Hancock, LKH Farming, of Ehrenburg, Arizona, had the top loan value of 55.44 cents per pound.

And three operations tied for having the most FiberMax varieties on their qualifying acres. They were Steven and Richard Archer of Lamesa, Texas; Russ and Bo Eggemeyer of Midkiff, Texas; and Kornelius Enns of Ackerly, Texas.