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OSU’s Seth Byrd Honored As 2021 Cotton Specialist Of The Year

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Dr. Seth Byrd — a self-proclaimed East Coast guy — is originally from North Carolina but has lived all over the country. He says he was drawn to Oklahoma, in part, because of the emergence of cotton as a popular option for a rapidly growing number of producers across the state. An agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, Byrd ... Read More »

Two recognized at virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

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At the virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, BASF sponsored two prestigious professional awards: Cotton Specialist of the Year and Cotton Marketer of the Year. Dr. Seth Byrd, an agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, was named the 2021 Cotton Specialist of the Year, and Texas cotton grower Barry Evans was named Cotton Marketer of the Year. Cotton Specialist of ... Read More »

Sustainability Conference Debuts

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel. The goal is to exchange information about ... Read More »

Hope For The Future

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As we prepare to close the book on a year that has challenged every fiber of our being, we look forward to starting a new chapter full of hope. Perusing the pages of this issue of Cotton Farming will confirm there really is hope for the future. In the cover story on page 12, researchers at Texas Tech and Texas ... Read More »

A Virtual Reality

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The National Cotton Council-coordinated 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will employ a virtual platform to share cutting-edge research results and other timely information for making key production/marketing-related decisions. ■ Why the online format? The BWCC annually brings together university/U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agency and Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support staff to exchange information about research results, new products ... Read More »

2021 Beltwide moves to virtual format, registration opens

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The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually on Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel to exchange information about new products and production/processing systems that can be ... Read More »

Fostering Productivity

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How does the BWCC elevate U.S. cotton’s competitiveness? ■ The annual BWCC helps speed the transfer of proven technology to U.S. cotton producers and other industry members with the goal of enhancing their productivity and profitability. This is accomplished by government and university scientists, Extension personnel, consultants and agribusiness personnel sharing findings from cutting-edge research, field trials and technology testing. ... Read More »