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March 2016 Industry News

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New MOA To Stop Pigweed Cotton farmers now have a new pre-emergence herbicide and class of chemistry in the fight against resistant weeds. SePRO Corp. has announced that on Feb. 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered Brake herbicide for cotton. The company says that Brake offers exceptional cotton tolerance with extended residual weed control, providing a great start and maximizing yield potential. Brake is a strong residual herbicide that provides the foundation for comprehensive weed control, regardless of traits. It controls herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds and grasses. This herbicide excels under wet conditions, providing assurance when farmers are unable to make timely post-emergence herbicide applications. “Having the opportunity to develop Brake alongside the grower community has been invaluable for this new class of chemistry for cotton,” says Bill Culpepper, CEO SePRO Corp. To learn more, go to brakeherbicide.com. Still Time To Join The 2015 One Ton Club Cotton farmers who plant FiberMax cotton seed are eligible to join the One Ton Club if they harvested 2,000 lb./A on at least 20 acres in 2015. The qualification deadline is April 6, 2016. Growers who qualify for membership receive FiberMax One Ton Club Read More »

Industry News 2016

Cotton Researcher D.D. ‘Dick’ Hardee Dies In Greenville, Miss. Dr. D.D. (Dick) Hardee, well-known cotton entomologist, passed away Nov. 19, 2015. He was 77 years old. Dick began his 40-year career as an entomologist in 1964 when he accepted a position as research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at the Boll Weevil Research Laboratory at ... Read More »

Industry News Dec. 2015

Texas Drought Continues To Dwindle On Nov. 10, the Texas Farm Bureau reported that less than 5 percent of Texas is now suffering from dry and moderate drought conditions, thanks to recent rains. Lingering areas of drought still exist near San Angelo, Wichita Falls and Crockett, according to the Texas Water Development Board’s Water Weekly report that was released on ... Read More »

Industry News – Nov. 2015

Clemson Assists With Flood Recovery, Damage Assessment Scott Miller, writer/editor with Clemson University recently reported that Clemson Extension agents across the state continue to help communities recover from the historic flood and are scouting fields to assess losses to the state’s $41.7 billion agriculture and forestry industry. Many crops have already been lost to the flood. Others may be lost ... Read More »

Industry News Fall 2015

Valley Introduces Airless Tire For More Efficient Irrigation Producers tired of getting flat tires on their center pivots now have a new option: The Valley Revolution airless tire. Flats usually happen at inconvenient times and places when the corn is high, the heat is intense and the tires are difficult to reach without damaging the crop. This new airless tire ... Read More »

Industry News for August 2015

Tidewater Research Station To Host Cotton Field Day The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, Va., will host its 2015 Cotton Field Day on Aug. 11, beginning at 8 a.m. A broad range of cotton discipline research findings will be presented at nine different tour stops by some of the leading researchers in Virginia and North Carolina. “The ... Read More »

July 2015 Industry News

Tractor To Army Soldier Rush Limbaugh and Mahindra USA announced the winner of the Mahindra Tractors Military Salute Giveaway on The Rush Limbaugh Show. Shep Snow, an Army veteran from Sagle, Idaho, will receive a new Mahindra eMax 22HST tractor with loader in recognition for his service to the military. Entries in the promotion nearly doubled in its second year. ... Read More »