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A Smooth Operation

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Cotton Is Mainstay For Texas Coastal Bend Farmers Alan And Lisa Stasney • By Carroll Smith, Editor • When two like-minded people get together, the synergy of their efforts can be a recipe for success. Alan and Lisa Stasney, who farm cotton, milo, corn and rice in the Texas Coastal Bend, are a shining example of how this works. They ... Read More »

PhytoGen adds new Pima variety to 2021 lineup

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PhytoGen cottonseed, Corteva Agriscience’s U.S. cottonseed brand, recently added PhytoGen brand PHY 807 RF to its 2021 lineup of Pima varieties. “The newest addition to our Pima varieties delivers the same quality lint and fiber characteristics growers have come to expect from us,” Joel Faircloth, U.S. cotton portfolio manager for PhytoGen cottonseed, said in a news release. “The difference is ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

New Varieties Released For 2021 Season

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The annual Seed Variety Guide is published in the November issue of Cotton Farming. Cottonseed companies from across the Cotton Belt provide information about their headliners for the upcoming season to assist growers in making varietal choices. Some of the companies also release more varieties after they review the past season’s data from their own trials as well as grower-managed ... Read More »

Industry News For February 2021

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Texas A&M Extension Cotton Specialist Honored Dr. Murilo M. Maeda, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension cotton specialist received the Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Physiologist Award at the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Maeda was recognized for his dedicated service to cotton producers on the Texas High Plains. The annual award is sponsored by PhytoGen cottonseed. It was initiated by ... Read More »