Seed Varieties Stories
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.
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
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
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
May 16, 2013
By Jim Steadman firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
July 21, 2014
Two Mid-South cotton growers are the grand prize winners in the 2013 Bayer CropScience Cotton Belt Challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 28, 2014
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated – a subsidiary of Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC – has acquired Rupert Crafton Commission Company, located in Blytheville, AR.
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
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