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Reeves Family Farms

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Rockin’ The Hills Of West Tennessee • By Carroll Smith, Editor • In the late 1800s, Ernest Reeves traveled from Canada and settled in Fayette County, Tennessee, where the Loosahatchie River runs through the rolling hills and bottomland of this fertile agricultural area. When Ernest passed away in his 80s, his son, E.A. Reeves, dropped out of the 11th grade ... Read More »

COVID-19 restrictions fast-track a new way of doing business

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• By Carroll Smith, Editor • In the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, farmers get up every day and head to the fields to plant their crops. They don’t have the luxury of waiting for the crisis to pass. Farming, along with the companies that support the profession, is deemed an essential business that provides quality food and fiber ... Read More »

Yield and Quality Drive ‘Dream Year’ in Alabama

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Fifth-generation farmer Shane Isbell operates Isbell Farms in Colbert County, Alabama, in partnership with his father, Neal. Shane’s son, Tyler, also works full time in the operation. “My grandfather, Hollis Isbell, is a visionary who is responsible for originally growing the farm,” Shane says. “He still comes out here, so we have four active generations involved.” The ... Read More »

Piedmont Cotton

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North Carolina Farmer Says The Crop Fits Well At ‘The Foot Of The Mountains’ • By Carroll Smith, Editor • In North Carolina, the Piedmont falls between the Atlantic coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains. Aaron Burleson and his cousin, Andrew Burleson, farm about 2,500 acres of cotton, along with corn, soybeans and wheat, in the region. They also run ... Read More »

PhytoGen Grades Well in a Tough Growing Season

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Jamey Duesterhaus has grown PhytoGen® cottonseed since 2017 on irrigated and dryland acres near Littlefield in the Texas Panhandle. Following the 2016 season, he says he was looking for varieties to help control the resistant weed species in his fields. The PhytoGen Breeding Traits™ that would protect his cotton from root-knot nematodes and verticillium wilt also piqued ... Read More »

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 »