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PhytoGen growers to trial reniform-resistant cotton varieties in 2020

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PhytoGen Horizon Network growers will plant the industry’s first reniform-resistant cottonseed varieties in 2020. A first for the cotton industry, these three PhytoGen pre-commercial varieties include the PhytoGen Breeding Trait for reniform resistance, which offers naturally occurring native traits for built-in, season-long protection. During the 2019 season, company cotton development specialists conducted on-farm trials evaluating the trait. The reniform-resistant varieties ... Read More »

Evaluate Fields for Silent Yield Robbers

• SPONSORED CONTENT • PhytoGen® brand varieties contain PhytoGen Breeding Traits™ that offer built-in protection against some of the most common yield-robbing pests and diseases found in cotton. All PhytoGen® W3FE varieties are resistant to bacterial blight. Additional protection from root-knot nematodes and verticillium wilt is available in select Upland varieties. All PhytoGen Pima varieties provide tolerance to Fusarium (FOV) Race ... Read More »

‘A Treasure To Reflect’

steve brown

I recall two farm visits during April 1978, my first month as an assistant county agent — cotton pest management in Lawrence County, Alabama. One involved a replant situation on a cold, wet Friday north of Town Creek. The other was an informative turnrow conversation with a grower near Courtland. I didn’t know much but was eager to learn. I ... Read More »

PhytoGen introduces 2 new cottonseed varieties for 2020

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PhytoGen plans to have two new cottonseed varieties, PhytoGen brand PHY 400 W3FE and PHY 500 W3FE, available for the 2020 season. These two varieties enhance the company’s wide-ranging portfolio of maturity levels, according to a news release. The two new varieties exceeded criteria for commercial advancement after on-farm evaluations were completed by more than 75 PhytoGen Horizon Network growers ... Read More »

The Truth About Nematodes

john mueller, clemson

Sometimes The Yield Reflects What Is Invisible To The Eye • By Carroll Smith, Editor • If you are a cotton farmer, what you can’t see can hurt you in terms of reduced yield and delayed crop maturity. Plant-parasitic nematodes are tiny worms — most of which are invisible to the naked eye — that infect the roots of cotton ... Read More »

Yield and Quality: Perfect Pairing Maximizes ROI

• SPONSORED CONTENT • PhytoGen® brand varieties highlight a shared relationship between yield potential and fiber quality. The goal of this prevailing pattern is a positive return on investment for cotton farmers. PhytoGen breeders take pride in bringing top-of-the-line Pima, Acala and Upland cottonseeds to the marketplace. This thriving legacy continues to grow more robust from year to year. Improved Yield ... Read More »

PhytoGen Pima Is the Ultimate Product

thriving in cotton ralph gilkey

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Ralph Gilkey grows PhytoGen® brand Pima varieties on 100 percent of his cotton acres. He recounts his experience with the exceptional fiber quality that helps him thrive and results in a beautiful finished product. A percentage of the PhytoGen brand Pima cotton grown on Gilkey Five goes into PimaCott merchandise. This brand prides itself on being “the ... Read More »