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Industry News For April 2021

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Southern Cotton Ginners Honors AR Cotton Breeder Dr. Fred Bourland, cotton breeder and researcher at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Arkansas, recently received the A.L. Vandergriff Cotton Pioneer Award from the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. He is a professor of cotton breeding and genetics for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of ... Read More »

Industry News For March 2021

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e3 Sustainable Cotton Farmers Receive Additional Rewards BASF recently launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, a unique effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 Sustainable Cotton program who commit to growing sustainable cotton. Brands, retailers, mills and other cotton fiber value chain companies sourcing e3 Sustainable Cotton will have the opportunity to contribute money ... Read More »

Industry News For February 2021

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Texas A&M Extension Cotton Specialist Honored Dr. Murilo M. Maeda, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension cotton specialist received the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist Award at the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Maeda was recognized for his dedicated service to cotton producers on the Texas High Plains. The annual award is sponsored by PhytoGen cottonseed. It was initiated by ... Read More »

BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021

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BASF has added three new cottonseed varieties to its cotton portfolio. Based on input from on-farm testing through BASF Agronomic Performance Trials and other company trials, BASF will launch one new FiberMax cotton seed variety – FM 1730GLTP — and two new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville cotton seed varieties – ST 5091B3XF and ST 4993B3XF — for the 2021 season. “Our cotton ... Read More »

Precision Planting plans grower conference Jan. 19-22

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Precision Planting plans to hold its annual winter conference for farmers Jan. 19-22. Sessions, which are planned for 28 locations across 15 states, will repeat daily. Social distancing and other health and safety measures for all in-person attendees will follow local local and state guidelines. Three are planned for the South and Mid-South — Amarillo and Denton, Texas, and Starkville, ... Read More »

BASF launches 2 new seed treatment packages

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BASF has introduced two new cotton seed treatment packages, Core and Prime, that include fungicides as well as Copeo Seed Treatment nematicide. The packages are commercially available on all FiberMax and Stoneville seed varieties through local BASF-authorized cottonseed sub-agents for the 2021 cotton growing season, according to a news release. Harnessing the power of F500 and Xemium fungicides, Prime seed ... Read More »

Deltapine includes 5 new cotton varieties in Class of ’21

Deltapine plans to launch five new cotton varieties, including two new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties with resistance to both reniform and root-knot nematodes, as part of its Class of ’21. They were announced during the 2020 Deltapine New Product Evaluator Summit held virtually for the first time. “The Class of ’20 varieties set the bar so high that I ... Read More »