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Bollworm Resistance In Dual-Gene Bt Cotton


By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications — Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of pests, so it’s only natural that insect management is one of the highest variable costs associated with producing the crop. This year, as growers prepare for the upcoming cotton growing season, entomologists across the Cotton Belt are calling attention to an emerging pest ... Read More »

Picking On The Terrace Row

ron smith, my turn

As a youngster, I grew up hand picking cotton on a small, family cotton farm in Lawrence County, Ala., during the late 1940s and 1950s. Cotton was our primary crop. It paid the bills and purchased a new pair of shoes at harvest time. One of my favorite books, “Red Hills and Cotton – An Upcountry Memory,” by Ben Robertson, ... Read More »

Prepare To Spray Longer For Insects

Kevin Corban Corban Agri. Consulting, Inc. Rolling Fork, Miss. My interest in consulting began at a young age when I used to ride with my dad, Frank Corban, who was the County Agent for Sharkey County at the time. He made calls on local farmers to advise them on things like weed control, insect control and spray rig calibration. As ... Read More »