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GM Seed Paves the Way for Record Australian Crop

May 24, 2012

The investments Australian cotton growers have been making in technology over the last few decades are paying dividends now in the form of record production. With about half of the crop harvested, it looks as though the totals could exceed

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FiberMax Recognizes Record Number of ‘One Ton’ Growers

May 10, 2012

Overcoming the costliest drought in Southwest history with more than half of Texas cotton acres abandoned, a record number of FiberMax growers achieved one-ton yields during the 2011 season. Bayer CropScience recently honored 103 farmers at the seventh annual FiberMax

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Lange Outlines Reasoning Behind STAX Proposal

April 1, 2012

Addressing the joint meeting of the National Crop Insurance Services and American Association of Crop Insurers, National Cotton Council President and CEO Mark Lange laid out the circumstances that brought the U.S. cotton industry to endorse a sweeping change in

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All-Tex: Research Yields Improved Varieties

February 14, 2012

All-Tex Seed has relied on bold thinking to survive in the cotton market. As the company’s owner and general manager, Cody Poage recognizes that his company is the last remaining operation in a once-crowded market of localized seed and delinting

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PhytoGen Claims Top Three Spots

February 14, 2012

In 2010, Dow AgroScience’s PhytoGen cotton seed brand burst onto the big stage, capturing a market share of 12.1%. With a market share of 16.7% in 2011, that’s an increase of 38%. That was due in large part to the

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WCS Improves Dairy Rations

February 14, 2012

Dairymen nationwide use your whole cottonseed (WCS) in feed rations. But why do they choose WCS? In trial after trial, WCS has been proven to increase both milk production and fat when it is added into the ration of dairy

Americot Continues to Grow Market Share

February 14, 2012

Americot provides growers with seed varieties of high yield potential and excellent fiber quality, the technologies that growers want and need, and turnrow service from planting to harvest. The company claimed a 6.2% market share in 2010, and increased it

Deltapine Varieties Fit in All Geographies

February 13, 2012

Dave Rhylander, Deltapine marketing lead for Monsanto, says the company is seeing another stellar year in terms of performance and popularity of its extensive seed portfolio. DP 0912 B2RF was third in national market share (7.04%), but had nearly one-quarter

Solid Strategy

February 13, 2012

Since its debut in the spring of 2009, Cotton247.com has consistently been the best source on the internet for cotton industry news. As the online home for Cotton Grower magazine and Cotton International magazine, the website has a unique advantage

Shuffling the Variety Deck

February 13, 2012

Deltapine had the most popular varieties planted in the U.S. in 2011, claiming a market share of 30.6%, up 5% over 2010, according to the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. Bayer CropScience’s FiberMax varieties captured a market share of 26.9% in

New Product Evaluators

February 13, 2012

Nearly 200 farmers are evaluating the Deltapine Class of 12 variety candidates in the NPE program this season. The variety candidates include six products ranging from early maturity to full maturity varieties that are being tested across the Cotton Belt.

Bayer Introduces New Varieties, New Traits

February 13, 2012

For 2012, growers across the Cotton Belt will be planting a new Stoneville cotton variety with the LibertyLink trait. Some FiberMax varieties from Bayer have had LibertyLink, a Bayer proprietary trait, for a number of years. LibertyLink provides tolerance to

Deltapine Names the Class of 12

February 13, 2012

Monsanto announced at a special summit in Charleston, SC, that three varieties are being commercialized for the Deltapine Class of 12. Evaluated by more than 200 cotton farmers in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program this season, the three

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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.

Cotton Production

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

Cotton Production

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