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North Carolina Farmer Minimizes Risks

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North Carolina farmer and cotton industry leader Brad Warren is using cover crops, no-till and new planter technologies to lower production risks and increase his farm’s overall sustainability. One of the most pressing issues facing the U.S. cotton industry today continues to be validating U.S. cotton’s on-farm environmental sustainability to buyers and consumers. “Each year, I look back at the ... Read More »

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 »

Key To Success

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West Texas Operation Capitalizes On Teamwork • By Carroll Smith, Editor • The West Texas cotton production region is hot and dry with limited groundwater and an average rainfall of about 16 inches. However, in the past four years, precipitation has not reached this mark, which has proved challenging for area farmers, especially on dryland acres. “Although we are limited ... Read More »

Deltapine includes 5 new cotton varieties in Class of ’21

Deltapine plans to launch five new cotton varieties, including two new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties with resistance to both reniform and root-knot nematodes, as part of its Class of ’21. They were announced during the 2020 Deltapine New Product Evaluator Summit held virtually for the first time. “The Class of ’20 varieties set the bar so high that I ... Read More »

USDA report: Deltapine continues reign as top-planted brand

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The Deltapine brand of Upland cottonseed was the most widely planted in the United States in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. The Americot brand was the second followed by Phytogen, BASF-Stoneville, BASF-FiberMax, All-Tex/Dyna-Gro, Croplan, miscellaneous and Seed Source Genetics. Deltapine accounted for 36.9% of the U.S. acreage. Broken down, the ... Read More »

Deltapine kicks off 13th NPE season

Deltapine has kicked off the 13th season of its New Product Evaluator Program where participating growers will plant and evaluate eight Bollgard XtendFlex varietal candidates in large-acre plots for on-farm evaluation. The plots will be managed accordingly to each grower’s practices consisting of both irrigated and non-irrigated fields, planted in various soil types and subjected to local environmental conditions. Feedback ... Read More »

Piedmont Cotton

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North Carolina Farmer Says The Crop Fits Well At ‘The Foot Of The Mountains’ • By Carroll Smith, Editor • In North Carolina, the Piedmont falls between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains. Aaron Burleson and his cousin, Andrew Burleson, farm about 2,500 acres of cotton, along with corn, soybeans and wheat, in the region. They also run ... Read More »