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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 »

PhytoGen announces 3 new Upland varieties for 2021

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PhytoGen cottonseed — Corteva Agriscience’s U.S. cottonseed brand — announced three new high-performing, high-yielding Upland varieties for 2021 during the recent Yielding Innovation virtual grower forum. Two of the three varieties feature the cottonseed industry’s first trait for reniform nematode resistance. Stacked with the PhytoGen Breeding Trait for root-knot nematode resistance, the two varieties are set to deliver the best ... Read More »

Industry News For December 2020

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LSU AgCenter names interim specialist Plant pathologist Paul “Trey” Price, an assistant professor based at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, Louisiana, is serving as the LSU AgCenter’s interim cotton, corn and grain sorghum specialist. Price says he often finds inspiration during his farm visits. “It’s really good fuel for imagination and research ideas if you go on farms ... Read More »

Arkansas Crop Protection Conference moves online Dec. 1-2

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An annual conference offering expert insights into managing weed, insect and disease pests in Arkansas crops is moving online. The Arkansas Crop Protection Conference is scheduled for Dec. 1-2 and will feature 22 presentations geared toward growers, consultants and other industry representatives. For crop consultants, the conference carries six continuing education credits. There’s no cost to attend, and participants must ... Read More »