Seed Varieties Stories
January 10, 2012
Dr. Keerti Rathore, a Texas A&M University associate professor and researcher, is the recipient of the 2011 Cotton Genetics Research Award. The announcement was made here on January 6 during the 2012 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part
January 6, 2012
An international consortium, led by Professor Andrew Paterson of the University of Georgia, has made publicly available the first ‘gold-standard’ genome sequence for cotton. Cotton was among the first plants studied at the molecular level, and the sequence obtained by
January 5, 2012
By Prof. Mohamed Abdel Hakeem Nagib Director, Cotton Research Institute The use of genetically modified crops were begun – at least in terms of commercial cultivation – in 1996. The amount of land dedicated to these crops has increased gradually
December 13, 2011
Monsanto announced today at a special summit in Charleston, South Carolina, 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,
December 1, 2011
Recognizing that pyramided, dual mode-of-action technologies are the most effective means to maintain the long-term durability of corn trait technologies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the registrations of two corn trait products, Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and
November 3, 2011
Editor’s note: this story is excerpted from an extended feature to be published in the December issue of Cotton Grower magazine. Click here to view an exclusive Cotton247 video feature on seed supply in 2012. Deltapine Marketing Lead Dave
November 2, 2011
With flooding devastating the livelihoods of so many cotton growers in Pakistan and Thailand in recent months, the search for a flood-resistant variety carries with it an extra sense of urgency. A discovery announced last week by a genetics professor
October 24, 2011
PhytoGen brand PHY 375 WRF was the most popular cotton variety planted in 2011, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. PHY 375 WRF was planted on 10.67 percent of all Upland variety cotton acres, outdistancing
October 4, 2011
Bayer CropScience AG and Precision BioSciences Inc. have successfully inserted a gene into a specific desired location in cotton using Precision’s Directed Nuclease Editor (DNE) technology. Scientists at Bayer CropScience used an enzyme — known as a DNE-engineered meganuclease –
September 23, 2011
Rick Melnick has been named Valent BioSciences Corporation’s (VBC) strategic marketing manager in support of its growing biorational product business, according to a company statement. In his new role, Melnick will be collaborating with VBC’s global business leaders to develop
September 15, 2011
According to Bayer CropScience, farmers who plant a minimum 250 acres of LibertyLink cotton will be eligible for a $2 per acre incentive (based on seeding rates of 5 acres per unit of cottonseed). Andy Hurst, product manager for LibertyLink
September 7, 2011
The Round Table for Biotechnology in Cotton met for the first time in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 4, 2011. The Round Table is composed of ten members from ten countries. Members of the Round Table agreed that all countries
August 18, 2011
The government of Tamil Nadu, the seventh most-populous of India’s 28 states, has decided to stop encouraging the use of genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton, according to a statement from Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Government officials approved the use of
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