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Industry News for July 2016

Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program Approved Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program to expand and maintain domestic cotton marketing. “This announcement shows USDA continues to stand with America’s cotton producers and our rural ... Read More »

Industry News for June 2016

Focus On Cotton Webcast Features Precision Ag Data Field observations and data have always been a critical part of agriculture. However, the widespread adoption of data collection – and real-time analytics by industry leaders and local growers alike – illustrates the maturation of big data in agriculture and its increasing importance for local and regional decision making. A new Focus on ... Read More »

Industry News for May 2016

Varieties Evaluated For Root-Knot Nematode Resistance The Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program is kicking off its ninth season this spring with nearly 200 growers evaluating seven new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton variety candidates for the Class of 17. Three of those varieties also offer resistance to root-knot nematodes (RKN). All seven lines being evaluated by NPE growers are Bollgard II XtendFlex varieties. Bollgard ... Read More »

April 2016 Industry News

Aldicarb Available For Use In Georgia In 2016 Farmers will soon be able to purchase AgLogic 15G Aldicarb Pesticide, which is essentially the same as Temik in formulation and performance. Ag Logic Chemical LLC, the registrant of AgLogic 15G Aldicarb Pesticide, is currently manufacturing the product with limited supplies. AgLogic 15G will only be available for use in the state of ... Read More »

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 »