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BWCC’s Goals Were Achieved

BY BILL ROBERTSON NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL The 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) were planned with the overall goal of supporting research and Extension efforts that bolster the U.S. cotton production system. Held last month in New Orleans, the 2014 Beltwide focused on research of new and existing products/technology and extending that valuable information to cotton consultants, ginners and other industry ... Read More »

Deltapine NPE Event Attracts Large Crowd

BY TOMMY HORTON EDITOR How do you convince 150 farmers and their wives to make a quick trip to Charleston, S.C., just a couple of weeks before Christmas? You make sure that the schedule appeals to everybody. And that is precisely what company officials did in putting together the agenda for the sixth annual Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program ... Read More »

Deltapine To Launch Three New Varieties

After months of anticipation, Monsanto has announced that three new cotton varieties will be launched for the Deltapine Class of 2014, including a variety bred for resistance to root-knot nematodes (RKN). The announcement occurred at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, S.C., where approximately 150 farmers attended. All of the farmers were participants in the New Product Evaluator (NPE) program. ... Read More »

Right Variety Can Help In Nematode Battle

Bryan Clenney has plenty of experience with sandy soils and nematodes where he farms in Baker and Miller Counties of southwest Georgia. One field in Baker County is so sandy that he’s nicknamed it the “Mojave Desert.” “When you’re in that field, it looks like you’re at the beach – without the ocean,” Clenney says. “And that field is eaten ... Read More »

2014 Varieties In The Mix

Cotton seed breeders continually work to bring new varieties to the field in an effort to offer producers more options from which to choose for the upcoming season. 2014 is no different. In addition to companies conducting field trials and showcasing them at fields days throughout the growing season, many producers work in concert with them to see how the ... Read More »

Variety Selection & Stress Factors

Dr. Chris Main Cotton Development Specialist, Dow AgroSciences Not to say that any cotton season is normal, but as producers approach the end of this one, they do so with a sigh of relief. It’s been a wild, late crop that has presented cotton producers with many challenges. As you look back on the successes and challenges of the 2013 ... Read More »

Texas Brothers Find Formula For Success

By Tommy Horton Editor Rackler BrothersTo survive as a cotton farmer in the Hockley County area of West Texas takes stamina, perseverance and a lot of studying. No, this isn’t about preparing for a final exam in college. It’s about meticulously observing all aspects of a farming operation to make smart business decisions for growing cotton. Considering that the state ... Read More »