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BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021

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BASF has added three new cottonseed varieties to its cotton portfolio. Based on input from on-farm testing through BASF Agronomic Performance Trials and other company trials, BASF will launch one new FiberMax cotton seed variety – FM 1730GLTP — and two new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville cotton seed varieties – ST 5091B3XF and ST 4993B3XF — for the 2021 season. “Our cotton ... Read More »

BASF launches 2 new seed treatment packages

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BASF has introduced two new cotton seed treatment packages, Core and Prime, that include fungicides as well as Copeo Seed Treatment nematicide. The packages are commercially available on all FiberMax and Stoneville seed varieties through local BASF-authorized cottonseed sub-agents for the 2021 cotton growing season, according to a news release. Harnessing the power of F500 and Xemium fungicides, Prime seed ... Read More »

First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts the “First Bale” live auction ... Read More »

BASF commits to long-term sponsorship of Lubbock, Texas, museum

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BASF has renewed its commitment to the cotton industry and West Texas agriculture through a long-term sponsorship of the Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas, renaming it the FiberMax Center for Discovery. The new name reflects the decade-long relationship between the museum and FiberMax. The museum and BASF are focused on connecting the Lubbock community to agriculture with the hopes ... 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 »

92 growers qualify for the 2019 FiberMax One Ton Club

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BASF recently recognized cotton growers who achieved 4-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the FiberMax One Ton Club for their 2019 harvest results. Ninety-two members qualified for the club this year, including 14 first-time members, bringing total membership to 1,206 cotton growers. It marks the 15th year for the program. Of the qualifying members, select growers received special ... Read More »