Crop Inputs Stories

Seed Varieties

All-Tex, Dyna-Gro Gearing Up for 2017

November 17, 2016

An aggressive lineup of varieties and trait options for 2017 is helping position the All-Tex and Dyna-Gro brands for market expansion.

Weed Control

Farmers Moving to Dominant Traits

November 16, 2016

In 2016, cotton growers demonstrated their preference for innovative weed-driven trait solutions.

Precision Technology

Clemson: Nutrient Management Sensors Can Cut Back Costs

November 16, 2016

Clemson University has made available to cotton growers a new sensor-based nutrient management plan that can help reduce expenses and environment impact.

Cotton Production

EPA Registers Dicamba Formulation for Use On Dicamba Tolerant Crops

November 9, 2016

The EPA has registered Monsanto's XtendiMax with Vapor Grip technology - a new, low volatility dicamba formulation - for use in weed control programs in cotton and soybean crops engineered for dicamba tolerance.

Weed Control

Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass

October 14, 2016

Problems with glyphosate-resistant Italian ryegrass escalated during 2016 in Mississippi. Extension Specialist Jason Bond offers several post-harvest management suggestions.

Reviewing Bacterial Blight in Georgia Cotton

September 30, 2016

Over the past two growing seasons, bacterial blight has been more visible in Georgia’s cotton than it has been in a number of years.

MoneyBoll: Bringing a Data Revolution to Cotton

September 20, 2016

Much like statistics revolutionized baseball, Lubbock-based GISC is poised to bring a similar data revolution to cotton.

Deltapine Holds Top Spot in 2016 Planted Varieties

September 15, 2016

Deltapine retained the top spot as the top cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. this year. But a strong performance – and the top planted variety – vaulted Americot up the USDA rankings.

Insect Traits Evolving for Ongoing Bug Battles

September 8, 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

Latest News
Seed Varieties

High Plains, Rolling Plains Variety Trial Results Available

February 17, 2017

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agronomists in the High Plains and Rolling Plains have released the results of their large plot, on-farm, replicated cotton variety trials from 2016.

Insect Control

Keep Spider Mites in Mind When Planning Burndown

February 9, 2017

Spider mite management should be a consideration in every grower’s preplant burndown plans.

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.

Weed Control

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.

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.