Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar

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Episode 7 – When You Go to New Orleans

November 18, 2015

In the latest edition of The Cotton Companion podcast, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the upcoming Beltwide Cotton Conferences with Bill Robertson, and one listener Texts an Expert about economical weed control.


Zhangjiagang Becomes First Certified Laboratory in China

November 17, 2015

Zhangjiagang Academy of Inspection and Detection has been certified as a “laboratory of choice” by ICA Bremen.

Production Outlook / Acreage

High Plains Cotton Production Can Survive Predicted Climate Changes

November 17, 2015

A Texas A&M research study has shown that cotton production in the High Plains can withstand expected climate changes.

Insect Control

EPA Issues Cancellation Order for Transform

November 16, 2015

EPA has issued a cancellation order for products containing sulfoxaflor – including Transform – in response to a September ruling by the Nine Circuit Court of Appeals that vacated the product registrations.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Could Benefit from Lower Grain Prices

November 16, 2015

Lower prices for grains could help cotton acres in Arkansas rebound in 2016.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Need Something to Grab Hold Of

November 16, 2015

Cotton prices desperately need something to grab hold of to help build momentum.

Market Analysis

World Production and Carryover Drops, But No Change in Prices

November 13, 2015

The absence of almost anything resembling demand continues to keep cotton prices locked in a near 10-cent trading range.


ICA Names New President and Directors

November 12, 2015

Jean-Marc Derossis was elected president of the International Cotton Association during the organization’s Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Precision Technology

Webcast Explains Variable Rate Technologies for Cotton

November 10, 2015

A new Focus on Cotton webcast explains the challenges and opportunities of using sensor-based variable rate application technologies in cotton production.

Seed Varieties

Americot’s Tom Brooks Takes Pride in the Company’s Breeding Success

November 6, 2015

As one of a new generation of researchers working in cotton breeding, Americot’s Tom Brooks considers himself fortunate.


Modifications Announced for STAX Insurance Product in 2016

November 5, 2015

USDA’s Risk Management Agency is making several modifications to the Stacked Income Protection Plan of insurance (STAX) for cotton for the 2016 crop year.