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EPA Approves Arcus ST Seed Treatment for Cotton Seedling Development

March 28, 2014

Cotton growers have another resource to help kick start young plants. FBSciences has received EPA registration of Arcus ST for use as a seed treatment for cotton and other crops.

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New Focus on Cotton Webcast Tackles Best Nematode Management Tactics

March 27, 2014

The latest Focus on Cotton webcast from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated helps pair cotton growers’ situations and needs with the right nematode management practices.

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Bayer CropScience Rolls Out TwinLink for 2014

March 20, 2014

This season, Bayer CropScience is set to introduce TwinLink, a dual-gene trait that offers season-long Bt protection against worm pests, as well as tolerance to full label rates of Liberty herbicide.

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Seven New FiberMax and Stoneville Varieties Coming in 2014

January 10, 2014

Bayer CropScience has announced seven new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for the 2014 season. Four new varieties contain new TwinLink technology stacked with GlyTol LibertyLink technology to create a GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink (GLT) trait. That trait package contains two

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New Focus on Cotton Webcast Addresses Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass

January 9, 2014

Over the years, Italian Ryegrass could be found on roadsides, in ditches, and other benign places. Unfortunately, glyphosate-resistant biotypes of this weed are being found more and more in cotton fields. In 2005, Jason Bond, Mississippi State University Research and

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TwinLink Technology Available for 2014 in FiberMax and Stoneville Varieties

January 8, 2014

TwinLink cotton technology from Bayer CropScience has received all necessary U.S. and international approvals and will be commercially available in new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for the 2014 growing season. The trait approval and new varieties were announced January

Nematode-Resistant Variety Among Three New Deltapine Class of 14 Products

December 16, 2013

A new cotton variety bred for resistance to root knot nematodes (RKN) will be part of the recently-announced Deltapine Class of 14. Evaluated by nearly 200 cotton farmers in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program this season, the RKN-resistant

ICAC Ushers in Standardized Vocabulary for Cotton Industry

October 24, 2013

Cotton has been produced for thousands of years, but the commercial industry is about 200 years old, dating from the invention of the cotton gin in 1798. Over the last two centuries, national cotton industries have developed, each with parochial

China Develops Verticillium Wilt Resistant Cotton

October 9, 2013

China is taking the lead in the identification, testing, breeding, and application of a new cotton cultivar resistant to verticillium wilt. The Institute of Agro-Products Processing Science and Technology and the Institute of Plant Protection under the Chinese Academy of

Newsom and Percival Join Americot’s Southwest Sales Team

October 7, 2013

Jimmy Newsom and Richard Percival have joined Americot, Inc., as cotton sales representatives serving two of the company’s key Texas markets. Newsom will be responsible for servicing cotton growers, consultants and seed dealers from Snyder east to Seymour, and south

Examining the Best Cover Crops for Weed Control

September 9, 2013

Researchers at the University of Tennessee Extension Service are studying up on which cover crops are best suited for early-season Palmer amaranth control. While the weed pest has spread into further reaches of the Mid-South over the past several years,

‘Focus On Cotton’ Offers On-Demand Crop Production Webinars

September 5, 2013

Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is

Cotton Progress Jumps 13 Percent In Past Week

June 24, 2013

The 2013 cotton crop continues to make solid progress, with squaring across the Cotton Belt picking up 13 percentage points in the past week and crop condition holding fairly steady. Beltwide, 23 percent of the season’s crop has now squared,

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USDA Says Cotton Planting Nearly Complete, Early Crop in Good Shape

June 9, 2014

According to the June 8 USDA cotton crop reports, 89 percent of this year's crop has now been planted, and the early crop is off to a solid start.

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Setting New Yield Limits

June 4, 2014

A harvesting trip to Texas changed the way Tommy Butner thought about yields on his own Tennessee farm.

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Planting Pace Picks Up in the Southwest, First Squares Reported

June 2, 2014

The June 1 USDA Crop Progress report shows that Southwestern states made substantial progress in cotton planting over the past week, thanks to much-needed moisture.

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Cotton Planting in Many States Now Ahead of Five-Year Average

May 27, 2014

USDA reports that 62 percent of the U.S. cotton crop has now been planted, with eight states ahead of their five-year planting average.

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Southeast Shows Biggest Weekly Gains in Cotton Planting, Reports USDA

May 19, 2014

Based on the May 18 USDA Crop Progress report, overall cotton planting stayed on track with the five-year average for this date, with 46 percent of the U.S. now in the ground. But growers in the Southeast made the most of the past week, registering impressive gains in cotton seeding.

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Planting Surge Puts 2014 Cotton Acres Near Five-Year Average

May 12, 2014

According to the May 11 USDA Crop Progress Report, 30 percent of the U.S. cotton crop is now in the ground. That’s a 15 percent jump in planting in the past week, and only four percentage points below the five-year average for this date.

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USDA Reports Pockets of Progress in 2014 Cotton Planting

May 5, 2014

According to the May 5 USDA Crop Progress Report, planting of the 2014 cotton crop continues to track last year’s start, witih 16 percent of this year’s crop now planted

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New Webcast, Search Tool Added to Focus on Cotton Website

April 30, 2014

A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension cotton information from 17 states have been added to the Focus on Cotton webpage.

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Cotton Following 2013 Planting Patterns for Most States

April 29, 2014

Based on the April 28 USDA Crop Progress Report, 13 percent of the nation’s cotton crop has been planted – exactly the same percentage in the ground one year ago.

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Five Keys to Higher Cotton Yields

April 24, 2014

As growers in the Southern Cotton Belt begin shifting their planting focus to cotton, they should consider five optimum pre- and early season opportunities to manage for top yields.

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New Questions Facing Thrips Management

April 10, 2014

Control options for thrips still work, but potential issues bear watching.