Cotton Farming

  • LSU’s Dan Fromme honored as 2020 Cotton Specialist of the Year January 12, 2020
    • By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Dr. Dan Fromme, who grew up on a Texas cotton farm and has been working in cotton most of his life, was recognized as the 2020 Cotton Specialist of the Year during the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Austin, Texas. A professor and state Extension specialist in cotton, […]
  • PhytoGen growers to trial reniform-resistant cotton varieties in 2020 January 8, 2020
    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 […]
  • BASF launches new FiberMax variety for 2020 January 8, 2020
    • 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. […]
  • Effective, Three-Gene Bt Varieties Shine January 1, 2020
    Scott Asher, Ph.D. Regional Agronomy Manager, BASF Spring Hope, North Carolina Over the past couple of growing seasons, there have been some hot spots of increased damage from cotton bollworm in two-gene Bt cotton in certain areas of the eastern Cotton Belt. We at BASF, in cooperation with university cotton entomology experts, conduct sentinel plots […]
  • Evaluate Fields for Silent Yield Robbers January 1, 2020
    • SPONSORED CONTENT • PhytoGen® brand varieties contain PhytoGen Breeding Traits™ that offer built-in protection against some of the most common yield-robbing pests and diseases found in cotton. All PhytoGen® W3FE varieties are resistant to bacterial blight. Additional protection from root-knot nematodes and verticillium wilt is available in select Upland varieties. All PhytoGen Pima varieties provide […]
  • Into The Unknown January 1, 2020
    One of the big questions in the cotton industry is what does the millennial generation think about farming in today’s economic environment? The market is not that great, inputs are costly, and the global trade situation is iffy at times. If you are a “Facebooker,” or an “Instagramer,” you’ve probably seen numerous videos and comments […]
  • Growing Georgia Agriculture January 1, 2020
    State Cotton Farmers Compete For National Title In 2010, Preston and Kendall Jimmerson were pondering their future. Preston was a four-year insurance agent with Lee County, Georgia, Farm Bureau. But farm life had caught his attention. Kendall grew up on Moss Family Farm, then owned by her father, Rick Moss. Preston talked with his father-in-law […]