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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.

Insect Control

Dates Set for Georgia Cotton Scout Schools

May 11, 2015

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

Cotton Sprayer
Weed Control

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.

Georgia Scientists Seek Public’s Help in Tracking New Stink Bug

April 14, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in homes and could potentially hurt the state’s crops, including cotton.

Specialists Outline Resistant Weed Management Strategies for NC

April 14, 2015

Growers need to remember that even when cotton prices are relatively low, there are no cutting corners when it comes to managing resistant weeds.

Cotton Variety Test Comparisons Now Available Online

April 8, 2015

Cotton Incorporated and Extension cotton specialists have partnered with SeedMatrix to make cotton variety yield test comparisons easily accessible to producers via computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Insect Control

USDA Exploring New Options for Pink Bollworm Control

October 6, 2015

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using remotely piloted aircraft to help eliminate small-scale outbreaks of pink bollworm.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Researchers Discover Link to Nematode Activity

September 30, 2015

Scientists at the University of Missouri and the University of Bonn in Germany have found a genetic link to a hormone that nematodes use for feeding.

Insect Control

Boll Weevil Eradication Making Progress in Texas

September 28, 2015

The Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation is making solid progress in eliminating the the cotton boll weevil from the state's cotton fields. But there's still work remaining.

Insect Control

Citing Bee Deaths, U.S. Appeals Court Vacates Transform Registration

September 11, 2015

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated EPA approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, stating that the agency erred by granting the registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.

Precision Technology

New UAV Tech Provides Quicker Field Images

September 10, 2015

New aerial software for UAVs allows growers to process imagery in the field in nearly real time.

Weed Control

Enlist Cotton Gets the Greenlight

September 7, 2015

When USDA deregulated Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist cotton trait system in late July, company representatives breathed a sigh of relief…and started gearing up for the “fun part.”

Crop Inputs

Fixing Nitrogen Use Efficiency

September 3, 2015

Nitrogen use efficiency in the Mid-South is typically poor. One product aims to fix that.

Seed Varieties

Continuing a Legacy of Breeding Excellence

September 1, 2015

Deltapine’s Lloyd May understands that past successes in cotton breeding continue to open the door for more advancements.

Crop Inputs

BASF Expands Grow Smart Program

August 31, 2015

For Valdosta, GA, farmer Randy Dowdy, row crop production is an exercise in open-mindedness. The corn, soybean and cotton producer

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.