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Whipping Nematodes On The South High Plains

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Van Voigt farms mostly dryland cotton in Lynn and Garza counties in the South High Plains of Texas with his father, Harold, and his son, Kyle. They all bring something to the table and pool their talents when it comes to producing a successful crop. Since groundwater is a scarce commodity in this area, the Voigts ... Read More »

New Nematode Management Products For Row Crops in 2021

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• By Zane Grabau • There are relatively few products to manage nematodes in row crops, so new products or product changes are something agricultural professionals should be aware of. In 2021, new releases or product changes have been made for certain nematode-resistant cultivars and nematicides (Figure 1). First, Velum (Bayer) is available for row crops and horticulture crops in ... Read More »

Auburn University row crop specialists share expertise virtually

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Scientists in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are world renown for their expertise in Southern row crop production, and they continue to share that expertise even during a pandemic. These researchers and specialists, along with others from throughout the nation, usually present their findings from the most recent production season during the annual Alabama ... Read More »

Reniform Nematodes Meet Their Match

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Third-generation north Alabama cotton farmer Rodney Moon just completed his 48th crop. He says he was raised in what many call “the cotton culture.” “Cotton made things go around here,” Moon says. “It paid the bills, and in my case, it’s the only crop I really feel attached to. I farm 100% dryland cotton and have ... Read More »

Planning Season

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As 2021 Begins, Cotton Consultants Share Their Thoughts • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Cotton Farming recently conducted a question-and-answer session with several of the past recipients of the Cotton Consultant of the Year award. They included Eddy Cates (2019), Tucker Miller (2004), Paul Pilsner (2017), Jack Royal (2006) and Mark Scott (2018). Here is a synopsis of their responses. ... Read More »

Know Thy Enemy

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Sample Regularly To Identify Shifts In Nematode Populations, Species • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • In his book about military strategy, “The Art of War,” Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu talked of winning the battle by knowing your enemy. The same can be said for plant parasitic nematodes that lurk in soils and may attack cotton roots, causing yield loss ... Read More »

Early Season Kick-Off

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• SPONSORED CONTENT • Growers Launch into 2019 Planting Season with AgLogic™ Aldicarb At a time when crop protection choices are dwindling, growers have options in 2019. AgLogic™ aldicarb has made a rather remarkable comeback in the marketplace. Originally marketed under the brand name Temik, aldicarb was mostly unavailable to growers for several years until 2016. “I told growers after ... Read More »