Crop Inputs Stories

Insect Control

Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

September 8, 2016

As Mother Nature creates new challenges, the industry’s insect technologies must adapt.

Insect Control

When to Terminate Insecticide Applications in Cotton

August 24, 2016

The decision to terminate insect controls in cotton can be challenging in some fields, but a few basic considerations will assist in that decision.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Spotting (and Managing) Target Spot

August 23, 2016

Target spot may never be a major problem in Mid-South cotton. But, as seen this year, growers need to watch for it under the right field conditions.

Insect Control

Finalizing Cotton Insect Control

August 2, 2016

As many cotton fields reach or approach cutout, it’s time for growers to start making final insect management decisions.

Insect Control

Don’t Relax Yet on Plant Bug Treatments

July 26, 2016

Although many cotton fields in the Mid-South are approaching cutout, it’s not yet time to back off on plant bug treatments.

Plan PGR Use in Cotton Carefully

July 11, 2016

Mississippi State University Cotton Specialist Darrin Dodds offers five tips for cotton growers to consider when planning PGR use this season.

Post-Direct and Hooded Options for Pigweed Control

July 7, 2016

Considering how Palmer amaranth – or pigweed – seems to just keep coming this year, directed layby applications are critical for maintaining consistent pigweed control.

Managing Plant Growth, Fertility in Cotton

July 7, 2016

As cotton moves into a critical growth period, Tennessee Extension Cotton Specialist Tyson Raper offers guidelines regarding plant management with PGRs, as well as recommendations to help offset sulfur deficiencies.

Cut Down on Weed Escapes

June 28, 2016

As new types of resistance appear, keep a sharp eye out for pigweed escapes.

New Webcast Outlines Flag the Technology Program

June 22, 2016

A new webcast explaining the use and value of the University of Arkansas’ Flag the Technology program has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Plant Bugs

June 22, 2016

Plant bugs are back. Diligent scouting and careful management can help lessen their impact.

Growers Urged to Comment on Aldicarb Re-Registration

June 13, 2016

Cotton growers in the Mid-South have until June 22 to comment on re-registration of aldicarb for use in the region in 2017.

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Seed Varieties

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.

Weed Control

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.

Disease Control / Nematodes

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.

Weed Control

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.

Weed Control

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.

Weed Control

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.

Seed Varieties

Tennessee 2016 Variety Trial Results Now Online

December 28, 2016

The 2016 Tennessee Cotton Variety Trial Results publication is now available online.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Nematodes Can Survive Winter

December 28, 2016

Just about every crop has its nematode challenges. And many of our winter weeds are excellent overwintering hosts.

Seed Varieties

Mississippi 2016 Variety Trial Results Now Available Online

December 8, 2016

Data for the 2016 Mississippi Cotton Official Variety Trial program and for the On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials is now available online.

Seed Varieties

NC State 2016 On-Farm Fiber Quality Results Now Online

December 2, 2016

Fiber quality results for the 2016 North Carolina On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are now available online.

Seed Varieties

Preliminary 2016 Variety Trial Data Available in TN, NC

December 2, 2016

Preliminary variety performance data from 2016 trials in both Tennessee and North Carolina can now be found online.