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Crunch Time for Cotton Insect Management

July 28, 2014

According to Tennessee Extension Entomologist Scott Stewart, cotton growers are entering a critical window for managing insect pests in cotton, as immature plant bugs, stink bug and bollworm infestations may all coincide during the mid-flowering period.

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Mid-South Growers Take Top Prizes in Bayer CropScience 2013 Cotton Belt Challenge

July 21, 2014

Two Mid-South cotton growers are the grand prize winners in the 2013 Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge.

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New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Irrigation and Foliar Disease Management

July 18, 2014

Two new webcasts focusing on crop protection and irrigation management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.

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Zidua Herbicide Now Labeled for Residual Weed Control at Layby

July 18, 2014

BASF has issued a supplemental label for use of Zidua herbicide in post-directed layby applications for weed control in cotton.

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Options Available for Plant Bug Management

July 10, 2014

With plant bug season in full force in many areas of the Southern Cotton Belt, Extension entomologists in the Mid-South have developed a list of products and treatment options for cotton growers to consider.

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Watch for Bacterial Blight in Cotton

July 8, 2014

According to the Mississippi State University Extension cotton team, bacterial blight in cotton has been reported in several locations throughout the state.

Monitor Cotton Carefully to Determine PGR Use

July 4, 2014

Tyson Raper, Tennessee Extension cotton specialist, offers suggestions for PGR use to manage growth of rapidly-developing cotton.

Help Manage Pigweed with Hoods and Post-Direct Applications

July 3, 2014

Management of Palmer amaranth is possible in cotton with careful use of hooded sprayers and other post-directed herbicide applications.

The New Frontier in Nematode Control

July 1, 2014

Researchers at Bayer CropScience say new advances are yielding results in the hunt for nematode tolerant genes.

Tech Centers Offer Southern Growers a Look at Enlist Weed Control System

June 27, 2014

Dow AgroSciences is more than tripling the number of field training locations this summer to demonstrate the Enlist Weed Control System and other company products.

Monitor Square Retention in Young Cotton

June 20, 2014

Now that plant bug season has arrived, Extension specialists suggest taking square retention counts along with sweep net counts prior to bloom to help with treatment decisions.

Plant Bugs Off to an Early Start in Tennessee

June 18, 2014

Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says the phone has been ringing about plant bugs – including immatures – in West Tennessee cotton.

Managing Late Thrips and Early Plant Bugs

June 17, 2014

Now that Mid-South cotton has basically outgrown the thrips threat and squaring has begun, growers should be watching closely for plant bug activity.

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New Focus on Cotton Webcast Discusses Viruses, Leaf Curl

November 18, 2014

A new webcast focusing on whitefly and virus management has been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.

Seed Varieties

Did September Storms Impact Seed Supply?

November 7, 2014

Hurricane Odile idled over Ground Zero for U.S. cotton seed production in September. But seed companies say not to worry. Supplies should be fine for 2015.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Not All Boll Rot Caused by Bacterial Blight

October 31, 2014

Identifying the cause of boll rot in Mississippi this season is not a simple task.

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Nematode Research on the Rise

October 30, 2014

Take a peek at the seed company pipelines, and you’ll notice a common theme – nematode control.

News

Details from Summit on “Wicked” Herbicide Resistance Problem Now Available Online

October 21, 2014

Slides and a webcast of the Weed Science Society of America’s scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds are now available for free online.

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USDA Announces Measures to Help Farmers Diversify Weed Control Efforts

October 16, 2014

USDA has announced several new steps to help address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.

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Consider Options for Fall Herbicide Applications

October 7, 2014

Growers who may be considering fall herbicide applications for anything other than Italian ryegrass may want to rethink their options.

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Deltapine Top Brand, PHY 499 WRF Top Cotton Variety for 2014

September 16, 2014

According to the USDA 2014 Cotton Varieties Planted report, Deltapine was the most popular cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. this season, with PhytoGen’s PHY 499 WRF ranked as the top planted variety.

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National Summit on Herbicide Resistant Weeds Set for September 10

August 31, 2014

The Weed Science Society of America will conduct a national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds in Washington, D.C., on September 10, including a live webcast of the event for those unable to attend in person.

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Ramping Up the Outreach for Enlist Technology

August 29, 2014

Dow AgroScience is ramping up outreach and education efforts to make sure cotton producers are ready for the introduction of the Enlist Weed Control System for cotton in 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Record Keeping Software Brings Savings to Cotton Farms

August 28, 2014

Cotton growers are recognizing that using record keeping software to keep an eye on crucial data can translate to on-farm success.