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Industry News for June 2015

12 Cotton Industry Members Chosen For NCC’s Emerging Leaders Program Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2015-16. Participants include: Producers: Rafe Banks, Clarkedale, Ark. Brandon Brooks, Phoenix, Ariz. Matt Coley, Vienna, Ga. Paul Minzenmayer, Rowena, Texas. Sutton Page, Avoca, Texas. Brad Williams, Burlison, Tenn. Ginners: Phillip ... Read More »

Industry News for May 2015

Transform Receives Section 18 Exemption Dow AgroSciences has announced that, in response to the states’ requests, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Section 18 emergency-use exemptions in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum. Section 18 approvals are still pending in five other states. Transform is ... Read More »

Industry News for April 2015

Americot Introduces Three Varieties For 2015 Following the deregulation of Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton by USDA in January, Americot is introducing three new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton varieties for the 2015 growing season. The new varieties will incorporate two-gene insect protection and triple herbicide tolerance to three different herbicides – glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba. Glyphosate and glufosinate herbicides are currently ... Read More »

Feb. 2015 Cotton Industry News

PhytoGen Introduces New Varieties For 2015 PhytoGen has announced its lineup of new cotton varieties for 2015, and they will have three-gene insect trait technology and industry leading rootknot- nematode (RKN) and bacterial blight resistance. One of the most broadly adaptable new varieties being launched with outstanding yield potential is PhytoGen’s PHY 333 WRF. This variety is an early to ... Read More »

Industry News

Pre-Registration Begins For Mid-South Farm/Gin Show Companies or interested parties planning to attend the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show on Feb. 27-28 at the Cook Convention Center may register online by going to www.farmandginshow.com or calling (901) 947-3104. The show, which is the largest indoor farm show in the country, features more than 400 exhibitors, Mid- South crop information, equipment ... Read More »

December 2014 Industry News

Dow Ready To Launch Enlist Duo Herbicide in 2015 Dow AgroSciences has announced it will launch its innovative Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season. Enlist Duo is part of the Enlist Weed Control System, a herbicide-tolerant trait technology for corn and soybeans. The herbicide will provide new advantages for the management of hard-to control and resistant weeds. It ... Read More »

Industry News for November 2014

Novemeber 2014 Cover of Cotton Farming Magazine

USDA, House Ag Committee Announce Risk Mgt. Tools House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson has joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and other farm leaders to unveil the new Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, new risk management tools authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Peterson made the following statement to the media: ... Read More »