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Cotton Farming

  • BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021 January 14, 2021
    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 […]
  • U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol welcomes first Latin American members January 14, 2021
    Several Latin America-based companies joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, marking a first for that geographic region. They are Central America Spinning Works El Salvador, Cone Mills, Colhilados, Fabricato, Gama Textil, Global Textiles, Grupo Industrial Miro, Grupo Vivatex, Hilanderia de Algodon Peruano, Honduras Spinning Mills, Industrias Cannon de Colombia, Industrias Merlet, Industria Textil del Pacifico, […]
  • Texas A&M virtual High Plains Cotton Conference set for Jan. 28 January 13, 2021
    The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be presented online Jan. 28, with programming running from 9-11 a.m. CST. The program will be free to all, with sponsorship by FMC Corp. “We want to continue to provide our producers with the most updated production information possible, even if […]
  • Alabama Extension recaps 2020 insect season January 13, 2021
    Life in 2020 was dominated by COVID-19, however, the work continued for cotton producers. While the Alabama cotton industry had an unusual weather season, no one cotton pest dominated the growing season. Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologists Scott Graham and Ron Smith said while there were notable pests, no single species required extra effort to […]
  • Effect of cover crop, seed treatment on stand establishment in cotton, corn and soybeans January 12, 2021
    • By Sebe Brown, Trey Price, Tyler Towles, Renada Davis, Myra Purvis, Karla Emfinger, Wade Walker and Dustin Ezell • Cover crops can provide producers a variety of benefits including nutrient cycling , soil cover, nitrogen fixation and pollinator food sources. These cover crops come in many types, including grasses, legumes (mostly clovers) and brassicas […]
  • Precision Planting plans grower conference Jan. 19-22 January 12, 2021
    Precision Planting plans to hold its annual winter conference for farmers Jan. 19-22. Sessions, which are planned for 28 locations across 15 states, will repeat daily. Social distancing and other health and safety measures for all in-person attendees will follow local local and state guidelines. Three are planned for the South and Mid-South — Amarillo […]
  • Two recognized at virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences January 8, 2021
    At the virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, BASF sponsored two prestigious professional awards: Cotton Specialist of the Year and Cotton Marketer of the Year. Dr. Seth Byrd, an agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, was named the 2021 Cotton Specialist of the Year, and Texas cotton grower Barry Evans was named Cotton Marketer of […]