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Cotton Production

Bayer Cotton Belt Challenge Returns

December 5, 2013

The popular Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge – an achievement program that recognizes U.S. growers who plant at least 50 acres of FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed and produce high-yielding and high-quality cotton – is returning for a second season.

Cotton Production

Cotton Companies Prepare to Capitalize on Dicamba-Tolerant Technology

October 15, 2013

Although Monsanto’s highly anticipated Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton trait hit a snag in May, seed company representatives are still abuzz about its eventual release. And Deltapine isn’t the only brand touting the benefits of the technology. As part of Monsanto’s

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China Develops Verticillium Wilt Resistant Cotton

October 9, 2013

China is taking the lead in the identification, testing, breeding, and application of a new cotton cultivar resistant to verticillium wilt. The Institute of Agro-Products Processing Science and Technology and the Institute of Plant Protection under the Chinese Academy of

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Newsom and Percival Join Americot’s Southwest Sales Team

October 7, 2013

Jimmy Newsom and Richard Percival have joined Americot, Inc., as cotton sales representatives serving two of the company’s key Texas markets. Newsom will be responsible for servicing cotton growers, consultants and seed dealers from Snyder east to Seymour, and south

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Five Traits That Will Revolutionize The Way You Grow Cotton

May 16, 2013

By Jim Steadman jsteadman@meistermedia.com Given the number of new and improved cotton varieties that have been introduced over the past decade, it’s hard to believe that the cotton market hasn’t seen a new trait technology in two years. If you’re keeping

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Americot Grows Staff, Trait Pipeline and Market Share

May 16, 2013

Ken Legé doesn’t have a lot of free time on his hands these days. As the recently hired director of technical services for Americot, Legé has had to hit the ground running since he started with the company in early

Monsanto Announces Major Expansion for Chesterfield Research Center

April 24, 2013

Monsanto will bring together its St. Louis-based research and development team on one campus when it completes a more than $400 million expansion at its Chesterfield Village Research Center. The project, which will begin this summer, will add 36 new

FiberMax Welcomes Record Number of Growers Into One Ton Club

April 19, 2013

Overcoming a two-year drought in the Southwest, a record number of FiberMax growers achieved one-ton yields during the 2012 season. Bayer CropScience honored those 194 growers at the eighth annual FiberMax One Ton Club awards banquet in April in Lubbock,

Americot Adds New Director of Technical Research

March 5, 2013

Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce its Director of Technical Services, Dr. Ken Legé, whose responsibilities will include introducing new traits, coordinating OVT plots with universities, and working with state cotton specialists, growers

Stoneville Introduces Two New Varieties With GlyTol and LibertyLink Traits

January 10, 2013

Bayer CropScience announced the release of two new Stoneville cotton varieties on Wednesday at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, touting the company’s dual herbicide tolerant traits in both varieties. With weed resistance spreading across the Cotton Belt, Bayer representatives say the

Deltapine Announces Three New Varieties for the Class of 13

December 20, 2012

Monsanto announced recently that three new cotton varieties are being commercialized for the Deltapine Class of 13. Evaluated by nearly 200 cotton farmers in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program this season, the three new varieties will join high-yielding

Live from ICAC: Biotech Advances in Cotton

October 9, 2012

Few things generate as much buzz and excitement as advances in technology, regardless of the industry or application, and that certainly holds true for agriculture. If there were any doubts about how much interest there is in biotechnological advances in cotton,

Monsanto Introduces New Generation of Acceleron Seed Treatments

September 4, 2012

Fungal diseases are major causes of poor emergence and stand development in soybeans. But farmers will have a stronger line of defense in 2013 with Monsanto’s planned introduction of Acceleron Seed Treatment Products with a new-generation fungicide for soybeans and

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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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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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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.

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Deltapine NPE Growers Begin Evaluating Variety Candidates for Class of 15

May 8, 2014

The seventh season of the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program is underway, with growers planting and evaluating variety candidates for the Class of 15, including two new lines bred for root-knot nematode resistance.

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Deltapine Supports Agri-Business Education with Proceeds from “Heroes” Song

April 30, 2014

Deltapine has donated proceeds from the iTunes sales of “Where Heroes Are Made” – a song written and produced as a tribute to America’s cotton producers – as a scholarship to the Agri-Business Educational Foundation.

Cotton Production

New Webcast, Search Tool Added to Focus on Cotton Website

April 30, 2014

A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension cotton information from 17 states have been added to the Focus on Cotton webpage.

Cotton Production

Five Keys to Higher Cotton Yields

April 24, 2014

As growers in the Southern Cotton Belt begin shifting their planting focus to cotton, they should consider five optimum pre- and early season opportunities to manage for top yields.

Cotton Production

EPA Approves Arcus ST Seed Treatment for Cotton Seedling Development

March 28, 2014

Cotton growers have another resource to help kick start young plants. FBSciences has received EPA registration of Arcus ST for use as a seed treatment for cotton and other crops.

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Sanders Adds Crafton Commission to North Arkansas Locations

March 28, 2014

Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Rupert Crafton Commission Company, located in Blytheville, AR.

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Seven New FiberMax and Stoneville Varieties Coming in 2014

January 10, 2014

Bayer CropScience has announced seven new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for the 2014 season. Four new varieties contain new TwinLink technology stacked with GlyTol LibertyLink technology to create a GlyTol LibertyLink TwinLink (GLT) trait. That trait package contains two

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TwinLink Technology Available for 2014 in FiberMax and Stoneville Varieties

January 8, 2014

TwinLink cotton technology from Bayer CropScience has received all necessary U.S. and international approvals and will be commercially available in new FiberMax and Stoneville cotton varieties for the 2014 growing season. The trait approval and new varieties were announced January