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Insect Control

Insect Control Guide App Available from MS State

February 3, 2017

An app of the Mississippi State University 2017 Insect Control Guide is now available through the iTunes App Store, with an Android version coming soon.

Precision Technology

Texas A&M AgriLife Updates Unmanned Aerial Systems Program

January 31, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research unmanned aerial systems research team recently provided updates on project results from across Texas.

Weed Control

Texas Outlines Best Management Practices for New Auxin Herbicides

January 31, 2017

The approval and availability of three new herbicides for use with auxin-tolerant cotton varieties in 2017 means that growers will need a keen understanding of the products and their proper use.

Weed Control

Correct Nozzle Pressures Important in Xtend System

January 31, 2017

In his fourth blog on proper stewardship of the new dicamba products on Xtend crops, Larry Steckel takes a second look at the pressure ranges for optimum nozzle use.

Insect Control

Cotton Seed Treatment Choices Will Be More Important In 2017

January 26, 2017

Early season thrips control will be more important than ever in 2017 due to the introduction and anticipated use of dicamba-tolerant cotton varieties, according to Mississippi State University cotton specialists.

Watch the Wind in Xtend Crop System

January 23, 2017

In his third blog on stewardship of the Xtend Crop System, Larry Steckel turns his attention to the wind – more specifically, wind speed and direction.

Variety Trial Results Reflect 2016 Extremes in East and South TX

January 19, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 2016 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation trial results from South and East Texas reflect the extremes of the past season.

Use the Correct Nozzles in the Xtend Crop System

January 17, 2017

Larry Steckel turns his focus to nozzles in his second blog on stewardship of XtendiMax and Engenia on Xtend crops.

Options for Farmers Battling Cotton Root Rot

January 17, 2017

Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to help farmers fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship.

Flag the Technology Program Expands in Texas

January 16, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Plant Protection Association have collaborated on a Flag the Technology program that identifies crop fields sensitive to certain herbicides.

Proper Use of Correct Herbicides in Xtend Crop System

January 16, 2017

Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel is working to help growers prepare to properly use and manage newly-approved dicamba and 2,4-D herbicide options.

The Auxin Wait is Over

January 11, 2017

The auxin herbicide era of cotton weed control has begun. It’s time for growers to get up to speed on the federal and state do’s and don’ts for properly using the products.

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Disease Control / Nematodes

Sweet Tooth Bacteria Tracked in Bacterial Blight

May 25, 2017

Thanks to a new discovery, researchers now may be better equipped to help Texas cotton farmers battle bacterial blight.

Equipment

No Yield Impact from Decreased Early Season Irrigation

May 23, 2017

A University of Georgia study shows that decreasing irrigation for cotton during the early season may not affect yields, while substantially reducing water usage.

Weed Control

Glyphosate-Resistant Johnsongrass Focus of New Webcast

May 22, 2017

A new webcast on effective management of glyphosate-resistant johnsongrass has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Weed Control

Weed Control Options in Light of Herbicide Shortages

May 9, 2017

Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel outlines several options for early season cotton weed control in light of shortages of Caporol, Cotoran and Diuron.

Soybeans

Cooperation, Preparation Are Keys to Ag Sustainability

May 5, 2017

Georgia’s Stanley Culpepper outlines the training efforts for auxin herbicides in the state and praises the people who make it all work.

Weed Control

Upgrading Cotton Weed Control Step by Step

May 2, 2017

To control yield-robbing weeds, farmers need a step by step strategy, starting with a clean, weed-free field, followed by timely applications of herbicides with multiple modes of action.

Weed Control

Foliar Auxin Injury Not Good Indicator of Yield Loss

May 1, 2017

According to High Plains cotton and weed specialists, the relationship between injury from auxin herbicides and potential yield loss is difficult – if not impossible – to accurately predict.

Insect Control

Results of 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey Now Online

April 26, 2017

Results of the 2016 Insecticide Efficacy Survey for cotton, corn and soybeans are now available online.

Insect Control

Tennessee Receives Section 18 for Transform in Cotton

April 21, 2017

The EPA has again approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Tennessee to control tarnished plant bugs in cotton.

Seed Varieties

Cotton Varieties Eyed in AgriLife High Plains Trials

April 20, 2017

With more producers interested in cotton due to good markets and prices, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension variety trials are sure to get more attention in the coming weeks and years.

Weed Control

Multiple Pre-Emerge Residual Options for Cotton

April 20, 2017

An apparent shortage of Caparol has some cotton growers scrambling to find alternatives for their pre-emergence residual herbicide program.