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New Varieties Released For 2021 Season

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The annual Seed Variety Guide is published in the November issue of Cotton Farming. Cottonseed companies from across the Cotton Belt provide information about their headliners for the upcoming season to assist growers in making varietal choices. Some of the companies also release more varieties after they review the past season’s data from their own trials as well as grower-managed ... Read More »

EPA extends dicamba registrations with new rules for 5 years

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved registrations for two dicamba products for another five years and extended the registration of another dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including non-target plants, animals, and other crops not tolerant to dicamba. “With today’s decision, farmers now have ... Read More »

Bayer launches program to pay growers for climate-smart practices

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Beginning this month, Bayer will start rewarding farmers in the United States and Brazil for generating carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices, such as no-till farming and the use of cover crops. The goal of the company’s Carbon Initiative is to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint and field greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. The effort is the result of ... Read More »

Registrants ask for rehearing of Ninth Circuit’s June 3 dicamba decision

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UPDATED — BASF, Bayer and Corteva Agriscience filed separate petitions July 20 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting a rehearing of its June 3 decision. The court’s ruling vacated Environmental Protection Agency registrations for three dicamba-based herbicides without giving two registrants an opportunity to be heard. The three dicamba products affected are Engenia from BASF, ... Read More »

Ninth Court upholds EPA’s dicamba use-of-stocks decision

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UPDATED — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has backed the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow continued use of three dicamba products until July 31. In rejecting an emergency motion brought by environmental groups, the court also will not find EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt of court. In addition, the court granted motions by CropLife ... Read More »

Ninth Circuit Court vacates EPA low-volatility dicamba registrations

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco vacated current U.S. registrations for three low-volatility dicamba products on June 3. At least three states have said they will continue to allow dicamba applications unless otherwise told since the products are still registered in their states. “The dicamba herbicide brands XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan are still registered ... Read More »

Bayer announces new post-emerge herbicide MOA in early development

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Bayer has announced a herbicide molecule in Phase 2 of early development that has demonstrated effective control of key resistant grasses in research trials, according to a company news release. At the same time Bayer researchers are working to identify and develop a corresponding trait to convey herbicide tolerance to crops. Discovery of this molecule is being complemented by a ... Read More »