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Detection of cotton leafroll dwarf virus in North Carolina

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• By Anders Huseth • In late August 2019, cotton leafroll dwarf virus awas confirmed in a cotton sample submitted to Auburn University’s CLRDV working group. The sample was collected from a variety trial located at the Sandhills Research Station in Montgomery County, North Carolina. This is the first detection of this insect-transmitted plant virus in NC. Earlier in the ... Read More »

Fostering Productivity

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How does the BWCC elevate U.S. cotton’s competitiveness? ■ The annual BWCC helps speed the transfer of proven technology to U.S. cotton producers and other industry members with the goal of enhancing their productivity and profitability. This is accomplished by government and university scientists, Extension personnel, consultants and agribusiness personnel sharing findings from cutting-edge research, field trials and technology testing. ... Read More »

Industry News For December 2019

2019 UGA king cotton awards

Book Chronicles Oliver Family Saga In The Mississippi Delta This publication traces the struggles of five generations of Olivers, from the late 1800s to the present in the Mississippi Delta. In the 1870s, James Samuel Oliver arrived in the Mississippi Delta by swimming across the Mississippi River — with a fresh bullet wound in his leg. He later journeyed deep ... Read More »

Plan to attend Alabama Row Crops Short Course, Dec. 10

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Alabama producers can prepare for the upcoming growing seasons at the 2019 Row Crops Short Course in Auburn, Alabama. The course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring ... Read More »

Insect Pests Pose Problems For Late-Planted Crops, Including Cotton

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When relentless spring rains pushed the planting window wide open, entomologists predicted problems for Arkansas row-crops. That has certainly proven true for the state’s late-planted cotton, soybeans and rice, said Gus Lorenz, Extension entomologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Cotton Most of the state’s cotton is now past five nodes above white flower, plus 250 heat ... Read More »

Clemson Field Day Teaches About Soil Health And More

Healthy soils are important for healthy crops and Clemson University researcher Rongzhong Ye says planting cover crops, especially cereal rye, can help rejuvenate South Carolina soils. Cover crops during the off-season can help build organic carbon in the soil, Ye told almost 200 people who attended the 2019 Pee Dee Research and Education Center Field Day. Eight treatments of three ... Read More »