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EPA Again Issues Section 18s For Transform WG Insecticide

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Cotton and sorghum producers are applauding Section 18 emergency use exemptions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Transform WG insecticide. Transform provides growers with an effective tool for controlling sap-feeding pests including major yield-robbers – tarnished plant bug in cotton and sugarcane aphid in sorghum. States receiving Section 18s for cotton production include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, ... Read More »

Tips To Establish A Good, Healthy Stand

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The good news of more rain and snow and an improved water supply situation has been a highlight of the year so far. However, rainy weather patterns that were holding through most of March had many wondering if we were going to get some decent cotton planting conditions this spring. It finally looks like the rain and snow have started ... Read More »

South Carolina Cotton Crop Poised To Rebound In 2019

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• By Denise Attaway, Clemson University • Hurricanes, a government shutdown and trade combined to create a tough year for South Carolina cotton farmers in 2018. But reports during the South Carolina Cotton Growers Annual Meeting show steps are being taken to help farmers rebound this season. “We still have a lot of cotton in the fields,” says Michael Jones, Clemson ... Read More »

Farmers Go Underground In The Root-Knot War

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Root-knot nematode is one of the most costly and challenging pest problems in Southeastern row crop production. Common rotational programs that include cotton, soybeans and peanuts — which are all hosts for root-knot nematode — further complicate it. One of the newest nematode weapons on the market is actually an old weapon – AgLogic aldicarb. Most growers remember it as ... Read More »

Prepare Now For Planting Season

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Planting season will soon be upon us for the 2019 cotton season, and decisions are being made about the proper time to plant. The temperature experienced by the seed during the first critical hours and days after planting will to a large extent determine emergence and eventual stand establishment. Optimum soil temperatures for seed germination are between 60 and 65 ... Read More »

2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences Event Highlights Efficiency

2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

The National Cotton Council will hold the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), Jan. 8-10, 2019, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting is designed to provide insight on current research and emerging technology to help attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency. The BWCC, coordinated by the NCC, brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Read More »