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Why Cotton?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Building demand for cotton is needed as good production potential is expected in the near future. Cotton is in business as it is presold on its comfort. Speaking to a large audience recently at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc., Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton ... Read More »

It’s Past April 15, Which Dicamba Formulation Can I Spray?

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• By Tom Barber • I have fielded several questions over the past week about dicamba regulations and what the rules “mean” and what can be sprayed etc. Most questions revolve around what is “legal to spray” after April 15 for pre-plant burndown, emerged corn, and Xtend soybean or cotton. I will admit the way the rules are written it ... Read More »

Field Repair and Burndown: Tillage Effects on Weeds

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• By Charlie Cahoon and Wes Everman • Most folks are trying to put the 2018 growing season behind them, especially with the abnormally wet, hurricane-ridden, and drawn-out harvest season. However, traveling around the state this Extension season, we’ve observed many ruts which serve as a constant reminder of the challenges faced during 2018, and are now carrying into 2019. With ... Read More »

2019 N.C. boll weevil assessment remains at 75 cents per acre

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The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2019 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2018. The fee supports the foundation’s efforts to monitor cotton acreage in North Carolina for any re-introduction of the boll weevil and to respond promptly with eradication treatments ... Read More »

Response Of Cotton Varieties To Target Spot During 2018: Lucedale And Stoneville Evaluations

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• By Tom Allen and Darrin Dodds • During 2018, the cotton OVT (official variety trial) at Lucedale and Stoneville was evaluated for the response to target spot. Natural infection occurred during the season and plots were evaluated for the presence (incidence), severity and defoliation as a result of target spot. Evaluations were made a single time at each location in an ... Read More »

Hundreds Cheer New WOTUS Proposal in Tennessee

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Wheeler and Perdue Outline Proposal That Would Bring Certainty to Farmers, Business Owners and the American Public. Four hundred Tennessee farmers, ranchers, small business owners and other stakeholders came to the Wilson County Exposition Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, recently to hear Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler highlight the new Trump Administration proposal redefining the “waters of the United ... Read More »

Ag Secretary Perdue Appoints 8 To Cotton Board

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed eight members, eight alternate members and two advisers to serve on the Cotton Board. Re-appointed members are: ✓ Adam S. Hatley, Mesa, Arizona. ✓ Rajiv Malik, Tiburon, California. ✓ George T. Warbington, Vienna, Georgia. ✓ Sonja Chapman, Boonton, New Jersey. ✓ Crystal A. Button, Great Neck, New York. ✓ Julie Davis Holladay, Lubbock, Texas ... Read More »