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Crop Protection

Good Yields Expected In Southeast

By Amanda Huber Southeast Editor Consider the old adage, “No news is good news,” as a theme for cotton acreage in the Southeast in 2012. With adequate rainfall and no major problems, producers likely welcomed a low-key year, especially when the last potential threat to the crop, Hurricane Sandy, passed just north of the Cotton Belt. Guy Collins, University of ... Read More »

An Intelligent Investment

By Mark Lange NCC President/CEO A key National Cotton Council priority is coordination of the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences, which foster research and facilitate technology transfer to U.S. cotton producers with the aim of helping them increase their overall efficiency and profitability. Where is the 2013 Beltwide? The 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences are set for Jan. 7-10 at the Marriott ... Read More »

Western Ginners Try To Protect Fiber Quality

By Brent Murphree Maricopa, Ariz. Cotton ginners have a slightly different take on cotton harvest than the producers who bring their crops to the gin. While producers focus on yields, micronaire and how quickly they can get their crops ginned, ginners are looking more intensely at things like module moisture, leaf content and plastic contamination – all of which can ... Read More »

Industry News

Tours And Trade Show Will Highlight Milan No-Till Event Scheduled For July 26 Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the largest conservation tillage event in the nation, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day. 2012 is the year for the 27th No-Till Field Day. It will be conducted at the UT Ag Research and Education ... Read More »

VIEWPOINT: Insect Control Strategies Are Crucial

By Lars Swanson Memphis, Tenn. • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind. • Marketing Portfolio Manager, DuPont Crop Protection. • Worked for DuPont for nearly 20 years in operations and management roles. • Grew up in eastern Iowa. • Father of three children, husband to wife Nicole. • Resides in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis. As producers ... Read More »