Crop Inputs Stories

Insect Control

Set Treatment Schedule for Plant Bugs

June 1, 2015

As young cotton matures, it’s time to take the offensive when dealing with plant bugs.

Insect Control

Evaluate Young Cotton for Thrips Damage

May 29, 2015

With good stands of young cotton emerging in most fields, it’s time to start watching for signs of thrips damage.

Cotton Sprayer
Weed Control

Cotton Injury from Post-Applied Residuals in Wet Conditions

May 28, 2015

Herbicide burn on cotton may be more likely in three-way post-applied applications, especially when soils are wet.

Insect Control

Dates Confirmed for Tennessee and Arkansas Scout Schools

May 18, 2015

The University of Tennessee and the University of Arkansas have confirmed dates for each state’s upcoming cotton scout schools.

Seed Varieties

Bollgard II XtendFlex Brings More Options to the Field

May 15, 2015

Cotton growers entered the 2015 season with a new option in the battle against glyphosate-resistant pigweed.

Focus on Cotton Series Adds SeedMatrix Tutorial

May 14, 2015

A new tutorial webcast detailing the features and use of SeedMatrix, a web-based software program that provides objective comparison information about cotton variety performance, is now available as part of the Focus on Cotton webinar series.

Dates Set for Georgia Cotton Scout Schools

May 11, 2015

The University of Georgia will conduct two cotton insect scouting schools in early June.

Lack of Pre Herbicide Activation Could Complicate Post Treatments

May 7, 2015

Recent dry weather and the rush to plant cotton are raising questions about managing weed control.

Watch Emerging Cotton Closely for Signs of Thrips

May 7, 2015

With cotton now in the ground and starting to emerge, it’s time to watch closely to see if pre-plant thrips treatments are holding.

New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Seedling Diseases and Soil Fertility

April 29, 2015

Two new webcasts focusing on seedling diseases and soil fertility have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.

Mississippi Scout School Schedule Set

April 16, 2015

Mississippi State University has scheduled five scout schools in late May and early June.

Late Cotton Burndown Strategies

April 15, 2015

With cotton planting set to begin soon, many growers are looking for burndown options for their cotton acres.

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Disease Control / Nematodes

Solving the Nematode Puzzle

August 27, 2015

Growers and consultants in Georgia are finding ways to help boost yields and profits in nematode-infested fields.

Weed Control

Cover Crop Considerations for This Fall

August 26, 2015

Growers should plan now for fall cover crops to help improve control of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth in next year's row crops.

Insect Control

Wake-Up Call for Old World Bollworm

August 20, 2015

The Old World bollworm – an aggressive global pest – has apparently found its way to the U.S.

Insect Control

New Webcast Focuses on Lygus Management in Texas High Plains

August 17, 2015

A new webcast focusing on lygus management in the Texas High Plains cotton has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Weed Control

Rain-Fed Weeds in Cotton Need Mid-Season Control

August 7, 2015

The early season rainfall in Texas has caused high weed pressure in cotton throughout the state, especially in the Rolling Plains.

Insect Control

Plan Cotton Insect Strategies for Mid to Late Bloom

July 17, 2015

Scott Stewart, Tennessee Extension entomologist, offers several strategies to help manage plant bugs, stink bugs and bollworms during the blooming period.

Weed Control

Time to Clear Pigweeds from the Field

July 14, 2015

Now that most weed control treatments are ending, it’s time to look for ways to effectively hand weed and remove surviving pigweed plants from the field.

Seed Varieties

Charlie Cook Brings Quality to All-Tex, Dyna-Gro Variety Development

July 9, 2015

Charlie Cook has turned his cotton breeding “hobby” into high quality varieties for the Southwest.

Weed Control

Rains Create Texas-Sized Weed Challenges

June 30, 2015

Drought-busting rains in May have created a mixed bag for cotton – and weed control – across Texas.

Insect Control

NC State: Managing Plant Bugs in Cotton Presquare

June 10, 2015

An early wave of plant bugs is causing problems in young presquare cotton in North Carolina.

Seed Varieties

The Father of PhytoGen’s Phylosophy

June 8, 2015

After three decades in cotton breeding, PhytoGen’s Mustafa McPherson has left his mark on American cotton production.