Crop Inputs Stories

Seed Varieties

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.

Crop Inputs

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Fixing Nitrogen Use Efficiency

September 3, 2015

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

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.

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

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.

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Insect Control

New Webcast Addresses Thrips Management Strategies

May 3, 2016

A new webcast focusing on thrips management strategies for the Southeast has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Weed Control

Participation Urged for Texas Palmer Amaranth Study

May 3, 2016

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is conducting an online survey to determine weed management systems commonly used by cotton growers, as well as the current extent of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in West Texas.

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.