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Texas native returns to lead the Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute

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A regional native and nationally prominent researcher in plant breeding has been hired as the director of the Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Dr. Craig Bednarz, an Idalou native, began May 1 in a joint appointment by West Texas A&M, Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo and the Texas A&M University Department of ... Read More »

Industry News For June 2020

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Selects Third-Party Verification Partner The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has selected Control Union Certifications North America to implement an independent, third-party verification program for the Trust Protocol system. Data about Trust Protocol cotton is proven via Field to Market, measured via the Field Calculator and now will be verified by CUC. Control Union Certifications has certified ... Read More »

EPA registers FMC insecticide premix

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Elevest insecticide from FMC Corp. for use on several crops, including cotton, soybeans, sweet corn, peanut and potatoes. The product is a premix of the full rate of Rynaxypyr — the brand name for chlorantraniliprole — and a full rate of the pyrethroid, bifenthrin. Together, they offer growers fast knockdown as well as ... Read More »

Deltapine kicks off 13th NPE season

Deltapine has kicked off the 13th season of its New Product Evaluator Program where participating growers will plant and evaluate eight Bollgard XtendFlex varietal candidates in large-acre plots for on-farm evaluation. The plots will be managed accordingly to each grower’s practices consisting of both irrigated and non-irrigated fields, planted in various soil types and subjected to local environmental conditions. Feedback ... Read More »

Industry News March 2020

California Water Action Offers Opportunity For Cooperation The Feb. 19 signing of a record of decision coordinating federal and state water projects offers a hopeful sign, according to California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson. Johansson, who attended the ceremony in Bakersfield where President Trump announced signing of the document, said the action will add much-needed flexibility to operation of ... Read More »

BASF fetes top-producing Stoneville cotton growers

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Cotton producers who grew Stoneville cotton seed were recognized this week for their  harvests at the annual Stoneville Legacy Club celebration held in Destin, Florida. Now in its fourth year, the club honors cotton growers for their high yields and fiber quality.  New this year, growers who farm dryland were given the opportunity to enter the club. Twenty-six growers earned ... Read More »

Nufarm to begin distributing GoalTender, Goal this fall

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Nufarm Americas Inc. has entered into a distribution agreement with Nutrichem to market GoalTender and Goal 2XL herbicides, according to a news release. The marketing rights will transition from Corteva Agriscience to Nufarm in September. The Goal brands are a logical expansion of Nufarm’s specialty crop herbicide portfolio, which the company plans to strengthen to support the needs of its ... Read More »