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Researchers’ Objective: Control Lygus Problem

By Brent Murphreee Maricopa, Ariz. The Third International Lygus Symposium was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., in October and brought together the most important players in lygus research, with an impressive showing by Western cotton pest researchers. The objectives of the previous symposiums were to enhance collaboration, exchange current research, find solutions to research issues and determine a management approach for ... Read More »

Assessing Impact Of 2012 Weather Conditions

Chris Tarno Tarno Crop Management Piggott, Ark. (Consults in Clay County, Ark.; Dunklin and New Madrid Counties in Missouri) It is the middle of November; the entire cotton crop has currently been picked, and a majority of it has been ginned. For the weather conditions that we had for this year’s crop, I am very pleased with the yields that ... Read More »

Blue Skies And White Cotton

By Tucker Miller Drew, Miss. After reading my good friend Roger Carter’s memorable “My Turn” column, I realize how fortunate I am to be in the consultant profession. I was lucky enough to work for a man named Mike Sturdivant, who was the most optimistic farmer around – a man who passed on this same attitude to his sons who ... Read More »

Early Harvest Reports Positive Across Belt

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Oct. 14, 47 percent of the cotton has been harvested. This is one day behind last year and two days behind normal. Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 29 percent good, and two percent excellent. Yield ... Read More »

Industry News

Thompson Machinery Expands Locations In Mississippi Delta Thompson Machinery, which has been in operation for more than six decades, recently conducted its official groundbreaking ceremony for a new Thompson Machinery location in Boyle, Miss. “The agriculture market is important to our organization’s growth and expansion in the Delta region,” says John Thompson, general sales and marketing manager at Thompson Machinery. ... Read More »

Industry News

Tours And Trade Show Will Highlight Milan No-Till Event Scheduled For July 26 Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the largest conservation tillage event in the nation, the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day. 2012 is the year for the 27th No-Till Field Day. It will be conducted at the UT Ag Research and Education ... Read More »