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Cotton Farming

  • Corteva halts sale of FeXapan dicamba herbicide in U.S., Canada February 25, 2021
    Corteva Agrscience will no longer sell FeXapan brand dicamba herbicide in the United States and Canada, according to a Feb. 22 company statement. Instead, the company will focus on its Enlist platform, which is based on crops genetically modified to tolerate over-the-top applications of 2,4-D choline. “Corteva Agriscience has made a business decision to discontinue […]
  • State-of-the-art drain tile system gives MSU researchers new tools February 24, 2021
    A new water management system installed at Mississippi State University’s R.R. Foil Plant Science Research Center is elevating university researchers’ capabilities of developing drainage solutions for farmers in Mississippi and across the Mid-South. Advanced Drainage Systems, a leading manufacturer in drainage and irrigation, selected MSU as a Midsouth research site for the state-of-the-art water management […]
  • Bureau of Reclamation forecasts reduced water deliveries to California February 23, 2021
    Based on  below-average statewide snowpack, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced reduced water allocations for nearly all Central Valley Project water contractors. Deliveries could change depending on precipitation received during the next few months, said Ernest Conant, Reclamation regional director. The California Department of Water Resources reports that as of Feb. 21, statewide average snow […]
  • LSU AgCenter to host soil health forum March 17 February 19, 2021
    The Louisiana State University AgCenter Northeast Research Station will host a soil health forum March 17. It is supported by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and National Resource Conservation Service. The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation awarded a grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund a four-year research project on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields. […]
  • Despite recent snow storms, drought concerns linger in West Texas February 15, 2021
    In mid-January, flurries fell across different parts of West Texas. But, the snow didn’t do much to help drought conditions on the South Plains, reports a Texas Tech University researcher. Once the recent snow completely melts, the amount of precipitation will equal less than an inch, said Glen Ritchie, chair of Texas Tech’s Department of […]
  • BASF launches e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund February 12, 2021
    BASF recently launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, a unique effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 Sustainable Cotton program who commit to growing sustainable cotton. Brands, retailers, mills and other cotton fiber value chain companies sourcing e3 Sustainable Cotton will have the opportunity to contribute a monetary amount […]
  • Arkansas cotton farmers to share methods to boost soil health Feb. 16 February 12, 2021
    Improving soil health is in the best interest of Arkansas cotton farmers, but producers use different strategies for doing so. Bill Robertson, Extension cotton agronomist, and Matt Fryer, Extension soil instructor, both with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will moderate an online roundtable discussion with three Arkansas cotton producers about their experiences […]