Industry News For November 2021

High-Quality, Portable Gadgets Help Keep Batteries Running And Fully Charged

shell jump startersShell jump starters feature currents that can jump start both diesel and gas engines. They have built-in flashlights, SOS lights as well as USB ports for fast charging of mobile devices, such as smartphones.

The devices come with advanced safety technologies, such as short-circuit, reverse polarity, over-current, over-charge and overload protection. The units are safe for anyone to use, according to the company’s press release.

They have an output voltage of 12V and operating temps of minus 4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell battery charger and maintainers feature a multi-stage charging process and multi-level protection that can safely restore your batteries to full capacity and prolong their lives.

The units are suitable for any vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, lawnmowers, personal watercraft and tractors. They are also maintenance-free and suitable for a variety of batteries, such as lead-acid, AGM, gel and lithium ion.

Shell battery chargers and maintainers provide several layers of protection. The safeguards include reverse-polarity, over-charging, over-voltage, short circuit, over-current, over-temperature and defective battery prompt.

The chargers automatically identify a 6- or 12-volt battery and smartly adjust current.
All these products are available at

Tune In To NCSU Podcasts

NCSU Extension logoSeveral members of the North Carolina State University cotton Extension team, county agents and others have recently developed or participated in production-related podcasts.
They can be found at the NCSU Cotton Extension Portal ( under the “Podcast” heading on the lefthand red side bar.

You also can access the podcasts directly at the links below:

Cotton Specialists Corner:

These podcasts include NCSU cotton specialists and their university counterparts across the country.

Crop Sense:

This one was developed by Jones County, North Carolina, ag agent Jacob Morgan. It includes interviews with several NCSU Extension specialists, including most recently Drs. Charlie Cahoon and Wes Everman.

Register Now For The MSU 2021 Row Crop Short Course

MSU row crop short course logoNov. 19 is the last day to register with no charge for this year’s Mississippi State University Row Crop Short Course. After this date, the fee will be $40 per person, including at the door.

The meeting will be held Dec. 6-8 at the Cotton Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi. Register online at

Lunch will be provided each day. A social mixer and dinner will be held Monday evening at the Cotton Mill Conference Center.

Tuesday, a social event and steak/shrimp dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the same location.

All meals are provided free of charge if you preregister prior to Nov. 27.
Blocks of rooms are available at these hotels:

• Courtyard by Marriott ($139). Call 662-338-3116, press zero for the local office and mention the row crop short course for the blocked reservation.

• Comfort Suites ($119). Your reservation includes a warm continental breakfast. Call 662-324-9595 and mention the row crop short course for the blocked rooms and rate.

For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at 662-325-2701 or

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