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Industry News For April 2021

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Southern Cotton Ginners Honors AR Cotton Breeder Dr. Fred Bourland, cotton breeder and researcher at the Northeast Research and Extension Center at Keiser, Arkansas, recently received the A.L. Vandergriff Cotton Pioneer Award from the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. He is a professor of cotton breeding and genetics for the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the University of ... 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 »

BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021

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BASF has added three new cottonseed varieties to its cotton portfolio. Based on input from on-farm testing through BASF Agronomic Performance Trials and other company trials, BASF will launch one new FiberMax cotton seed variety – FM 1730GLTP — and two new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville cotton seed varieties – ST 5091B3XF and ST 4993B3XF — for the 2021 season. “Our cotton ... Read More »

BASF launches 2 new seed treatment packages

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BASF has introduced two new cotton seed treatment packages, Core and Prime, that include fungicides as well as Copeo Seed Treatment nematicide. The packages are commercially available on all FiberMax and Stoneville seed varieties through local BASF-authorized cottonseed sub-agents for the 2021 cotton growing season, according to a news release. Harnessing the power of F500 and Xemium fungicides, Prime seed ... Read More »

BASF fetes top-producing Stoneville cotton growers

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Cotton producers who grew Stoneville cotton seed were recognized this week for their  harvests at the annual Stoneville Legacy Club celebration held in Destin, Florida. Now in its fourth year, the club honors cotton growers for their high yields and fiber quality.  New this year, growers who farm dryland were given the opportunity to enter the club. Twenty-six growers earned ... Read More »

BASF launches new FiberMax variety for 2020

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• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • BASF plans to launch one new cotton variety for the 2020 season, sticking to its belief that any new release should offer a benefit over existing ones. “We tested five experimental lines last year and we’ll be launching just one,” said Kenny Melton, BASF western region agronomic manager. “We want to make sure ... Read More »