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South Carolina Cotton Crop Poised To Rebound In 2019

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • Hurricanes, a government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting show steps are being taken to help farmers rebound this season. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” says Michael Jones, Clemson ... Read More »

Farmers Go Underground In The Root-Knot War

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Root-knot nematode is one of the most costly and challenging pest problems in Southeastern row crop production. Common rotational programs that include cotton, soybeans and peanuts — which are all hosts for root-knot nematode — further complicate it. One of the newest nematode weapons on the market is actually an old weapon – AgLogic aldicarb. Most growers remember it as ... Read More »

California Groundwater

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Local Agencies Work Toward Sustainability • By Christine Souza • Farmers, water managers and government agencies agree: Groundwater sustainability is critical for California. But achieving it could bring significant changes to the state’s agricultural landscape, according to speakers at a recent Sacramento gathering of water professionals. Under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, known as SGMA, groundwater sustainability plans must ... Read More »

K-State Researchers Stress Good Stewardship When Using Dicamba

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Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans. The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the past two years. Their work comes on the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently renewing its registration of XtendiMax, ... Read More »

Researchers Look At Enhanced-Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • South Carolina cotton farmers may one day know exactly how much nitrogen their crops need to produce higher yields with greater quality. Armed with this knowledge, farmers can reduce costs and help protect the environment. Bhupinder Farmaha, a soil fertility specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville, has received funding from ... Read More »

Deltapine Reveals Class Of 19 Varieties

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Deltapine cotton announced the release of three new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties as part of the brand’s Class of 19 lineup during the annual New Product Evaluator Summit held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Deltapine Class of 19 features a diverse group of varieties that focus on bringing regional-fit products to specific areas where farmers have expressed need,” says ... Read More »