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Seed Varieties

2015 Mississippi Small Plot Cotton OVT Data Now Online

December 21, 2015

Data from the 2015 Mississippi State University Official Cotton Variety trials can now be accessed online.

Insect Control

2016 Mississippi Insect Control Guide Now Available

December 17, 2015

The Mississippi 2016 Insect Control Guide for Agronomic Crops is now available online, with hard copies available in January.

Precision Technology

As Cotton Prices Wane, Growers Turn To Precision Ag

December 10, 2015

In today’s cotton market, practices such as variable rate fertilizer applications can pay immediate, important dividends.

Weed Control

Producers Embrace Diverse Herbicide Programs

December 8, 2015

While growers wait on regulatory approval of new options, residual herbicides become increasingly important.

Weed Control

EPA Reconsidering Enlist Duo Registration; Dow Responds

November 27, 2015

Citing “new information regarding potential synergistic effects between the two ingredients on non-target plants,” EPA is reconsidering the registration of Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide for corn, soybeans and cotton.

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.

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.

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.

New Webcast Focuses on Cotton Virus Detection and Treatment

November 2, 2015

A new webcast focusing on the detection and treatment of cotton viruses has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Post-Harvest Field Prep Can Reduce Weed Problems at Planting

October 27, 2015

As growers look across their harvested fields, they should be thinking about what’s needed to get ready for 2016 plantings.

Deltapine, Stoneville Top 2015 Varieties Planted Categories

October 20, 2015

Deltapine held its place as the most popular cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. this year, while ST 4946GLB2 from Stoneville took honors as the top variety planted across the Cotton Belt.

The Cotton Grower Text an Expert Program

October 13, 2015

The Cotton Grower Text an Expert program, with support from BASF, gives you access to trusted Extension researchers, consultants and

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Insect Control

Providing Sudden Impact in Worm Control

April 8, 2016

Twenty years ago, Bollgard technology came to U.S. cotton fields. Cotton production hasn’t been the same since.

Crop Inputs

Pest Management Help on the Horizon

April 6, 2016

Weed and insect challenges in cotton may never change. But several new technologies are showing promise for the fights ahead.

Insect Control

AgriLife Extension Scout School Set for April 5

March 24, 2016

The Texas Panhandle Scout School, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held April 5 in Amarillo.

Crop Inputs

Dates Set for 2016 Mississippi Scout Schools

March 21, 2016

Mississippi State University has announced the dates and agenda for five scout schools, all to be held in April.

Crop Inputs

Lorenz: Scrutinize All Input Choices

March 15, 2016

In a recent web post, Dr. Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas Extension entomologist, urges growers to be cautious of unsubstantiated product claims, especially during tough financial times.

Seed Varieties

Variety Maturity Guide Available from MS State

March 8, 2016

A new guide to variety maturity that shows where popular cotton varieties fall on a maturity timeline is now available online from Mississippi State University.

Crop Inputs

11 Considerations for Using Poultry Litter in Cotton

March 4, 2016

Poultry litter can provide an alternative nutrient source for cotton. But growers need to keep several things in mind when thinking about adding litter to their production program.

Insect Control

Thrips Continue to Drive Seed Treatment Use

March 2, 2016

With thrips present in nearly 100% of Mississippi and other Mid-South cotton fields, growers can’t afford to cut back on seed treatments to help get their crop off to a solid start.

Insect Control

Options for Tarnished Plant Bug IPM Programs

February 5, 2016

With the availability of Transform in question for 2016, Mississippi State Extension specialists and researchers have developed two IPM programs for management of tarnished plant bugs.

Weed Control

How to Manage PPO Resistant Pigweed in Cotton

February 4, 2016

Mississippi State Extension specialists say managing Palmer amaranth with multiple resistance to glyphosate, ALS and PPO herbicides will be complicated, but not impossible.

Crop Inputs

Four Webcasts Added to Focus on Cotton Series

January 22, 2016

Four new webcasts focusing on early-season strategies for weed management, harvest aids, and soil management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.