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Deltapine launches 14th NPE season with 11 variety candidates

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The Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program kicks off its 14th season with NPE growers evaluating cotton variety candidates containing ThryvOn Technology, which is the industry’s first cotton biotech trait to protect against feeding damage from tarnished plant bug and thrips species. The three ThryvOn Technology variety candidates are stacked with Bollgard 3 XtendFlex Technology and are part of a set ... Read More »

North Carolina Farmer Minimizes Risks

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North Carolina farmer and cotton industry leader Brad Warren is using cover crops, no-till and new planter technologies to lower production risks and increase his farm’s overall sustainability. One of the most pressing issues facing the U.S. cotton industry today continues to be validating U.S. cotton’s on-farm environmental sustainability to buyers and consumers. “Each year, I look back at the ... Read More »

Key To Success

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West Texas Operation Capitalizes On Teamwork • By Carroll Smith, Editor • The West Texas cotton production region is hot and dry with limited groundwater and an average rainfall of about 16 inches. However, in the past four years, precipitation has not reached this mark, which has proved challenging for area farmers, especially on dryland acres. “Although we are limited ... Read More »

Deltapine kicks off 13th NPE season

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Deltapine has kicked off the 13th season of its New Product Evaluator Program where participating growers will plant and evaluate eight Bollgard XtendFlex varietal candidates in large-acre plots for on-farm evaluation. The plots will be managed accordingly to each grower’s practices consisting of both irrigated and non-irrigated fields, planted in various soil types and subjected to local environmental conditions. Feedback ... Read More »

Lynn Farms

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Bootheel Missouri Cotton Farmers Don And Betty Lynn Have Chalked Up 62 Cotton Crops And Counting. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Kennett, Missouri, where cotton and other commodity crops flourish in the countryside, is in the southeast corner of the Bootheel, nestled between Arkansas and the Mississippi River. It is also home to Don and Betty Lynn, who have ... Read More »

Louisiana Strong

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Layers Of Support Contribute To Success • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Thomas “Tap” Parker says he always loved everything about farming but did not step into a large, multi-generational operation. His mother and father, Marie “Tweet” and Bill, owned 300 acres of farmland near Lake Providence, Louisiana, along with a small gas station and fuel distributorship. “After my father died ... Read More »

Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program

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High Yield Winners • By Carroll Smith, Editor •  Since 2008, farmers across the Cotton Belt have been invited to participate in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program. The goal is for them to evaluate variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems and field conditions. The NPE producers determine how to best grow these varieties based on soil ... Read More »