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Red River Crops Conference To Address Variety Of Topics Producers in the Red River area of Oklahoma and Texas will have a chance to hear an update on several important ag production topics on Jan. 28-29 at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus, Okla. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. each morning, and the program concludes at 4 p.m. On ... Read More »

What are you hoping for in the 2014 cotton crop season?

I am hoping for a lot of things, and I certainly hope that by the time this magazine is published in January that we’ll have a Farm Bill. We need for that to happen, along with a settlement of the WTO/Brazil case. And I am also hoping for some stability in the markets – especially as it pertains to China and India. It distresses me that these two countries’ actions can have such a significant impact on what happens to U.S. cotton in terms of cotton prices. Read More »

Monsanto Receives Gulf Guardian Award

At a recent ceremony in Tampa, Fla., the Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Monsanto with the first place 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business/Industry category for the company’s Mississippi River Watershed Partnership. The program applauded the efforts of Monsanto and its partners for their efforts in environmental stewardship for the benefit of the Gulf of Mexico. “On behalf of ... Read More »

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Texas Tech Researchers Find Use For Low-Grade Cotton Research conducted at the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech’s Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) shows that low-grade cotton is highly effective at absorbing crude oil spills. The study, published in the most recent issue of the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineer-ing Chemistry Research, reveals that ... Read More »

Deltapine Kicks Off Sixth Season for NPE

The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program kicks off its sixth year this season with producers evaluating seven different variety candidates for the Class of 2014, including three new lines bred for root-knot nematode resistance. In 2013, a limited number of NPE farmers located in nematode-affected areas will evaluate variety candidates bred to be resistant to root-knot nematodes. More than ... Read More »

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Entries Being Accepted For ‘One Ton Club’ What do 860 pair of jeans, 4,868 T-shirts and 400 producers have in common? They all make one ton of cotton. Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton are now accepting entries for eligible producers to join more than 400 farmers who are members of the FiberMax One Ton Club. Producers have until March 1 ... Read More »

Did producers make progress in their control of resistant pigweed in 2012?

Kelly Barnett Research Assistant Univ. of Tennessee We have actually made tremendous progress in the last couple of years when glyphosate-resistant pigweed was first identified in Tennessee. Producers have had to get a handle on this and use a whole-system approach. They now know that they have to start out clean and use good pre-emergent herbicide programs and follow that ... Read More »