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BASF launches e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund

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BASF recently launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, a unique effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 Sustainable Cotton program who commit to growing sustainable cotton. Brands, retailers, mills and other cotton fiber value chain companies sourcing e3 Sustainable Cotton will have the opportunity to contribute a monetary amount to the fund. At the ... Read More »

Industry News For February 2021

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Texas A&M Extension Cotton Specialist Honored Dr. Murilo M. Maeda, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension cotton specialist received the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist Award at the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Maeda was recognized for his dedicated service to cotton producers on the Texas High Plains. The annual award is sponsored by PhytoGen cottonseed. It was initiated by ... Read More »

BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021

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BASF has added three new cottonseed varieties to its cotton portfolio. Based on input from on-farm testing through BASF Agronomic Performance Trials and other company trials, BASF will launch one new FiberMax cotton seed variety – FM 1730GLTP — and two new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville cotton seed varieties – ST 5091B3XF and ST 4993B3XF — for the 2021 season. “Our cotton ... Read More »

First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts the “First Bale” live auction ... Read More »

BASF, PCCA partner to digitize e3 Cotton traceability

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Cotton farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas who are Plains Cotton Cooperative Association members and grow e3 Sustainable Cotton now have access to a fully digitized bale-tracking platform that enables easier and more efficient cotton traceability. With BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, every stage of the supply chain can be traced back to the exact field where the ... Read More »

BASF commits to long-term sponsorship of Lubbock, Texas, museum

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BASF has renewed its commitment to the cotton industry and West Texas agriculture through a long-term sponsorship of the Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas, renaming it the FiberMax Center for Discovery. The new name reflects the decade-long relationship between the museum and FiberMax. The museum and BASF are focused on connecting the Lubbock community to agriculture with the hopes ... Read More »

BASF updates Engenia label, plans 2 related product launches

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On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency’s reregistration of Engenia-brand dicamba, BASF has updated the label to reflect application changes. The company also hopes to launch two products that can be used in conjunction with Xtend crops. Label enhancements The new Engenia herbicide registration includes updated label enhancements to further reduce the potential for off-target applications. They include: • ... Read More »