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Herbicide Options To Kill Cotton Around Gin Yards

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By Gaylon Morgan and Mark Matocha Boll weevils have been found in multiple locations north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 2018, including the Coastal Bend and Wintergarden regions. To regain complete boll weevil control, everyone must again be diligent about destroying volunteer cotton in gin yards, non-commercial fields, equipment yards and industrial sites. The information here is focused ... Read More »

OSHA Site-Specific Inspection Plan Now In Place

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new national site-specific inspection plan that became effective Oct. 16, 2018, and is effective for one year. Under this directive, OSHA will develop a list of employers for each OSHA regional office to inspect. The notice specifically states that the program does not include construction sites but is silent on whether ... Read More »

TCGA Interns Reflect On Their Summer Experiences

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The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association internship program has been a big success for many years. TCGA says it is pleased to see continued interest from college students and is always excited for these young people to experience the cotton industry. The 2018 TCGA interns are Clay Braden, Texas Tech University; Mitchell Ratke, Oklahoma State University; and Dolan Vollmering, Texas A&M ... Read More »

Industry News For October 2018

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University Of Arkansas Cover Crop Fact Sheet Now Available Online Row crop producers wanting to explore cover crops as a way to help save water, manage weeds and improve soil now have the first of a series of fact sheets as a resource, says Trent Roberts, associate professor-soil fertility for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. he Division ... Read More »

Handle With Care

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Delivery of contamination-free bales to our textile mill customers is a must for U.S. cotton to compete against other growths and man-made fibers. How does contamination relate to U.S. cotton’s value? ■ Our industry recently emphasized U.S. cotton’s premium value to textile manufacturers in Vietnam, Bangladesh, China and India and will do likewise with manufacturers from all over the world ... Read More »

Lummus Corp. appoints Russell Sutton president

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Lubbock, Texas-based Lummus Corp. has appointed Russell Sutton president. In that role, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of Lummus and its core business of cotton ginning, oilseed processing and manmade fiber machinery, along with parts and service for those industries. Sutton brings more than four decades of industry experience in all functional areas of cotton ginning machinery company operations, ... Read More »

Practice Seed House Safety And Proper Maintenance

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Overhead seed houses are valuable for short-term seed storage, wet seed storage and gins with limited yard space. Design improvements allow overhead seed houses to be an efficient method for loading trucks from flat-storage houses. When fully loaded, a double-hopper seed house can weigh 200,000 pounds or more. This load hovers above trucks and personnel, so structural integrity is critical. ... Read More »