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Rathore Wins Genetics Research Award

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

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Landmark Cotton Genome Sequencing to Impact Fiber, Fuel and Food

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

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Egypt to Produce Bt Cotton Soon

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

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Deltapine Introduces Three New Varieties for the Class of 2012

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,

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EPA Extends Registration for Genuity SmartStax Corn products

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

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Seed Supply Stable Following 2011 Drought

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

A Breakthrough That Could Spark Flood-Resistant Cotton

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

PHY 375 is Most Planted Variety in the Cotton Belt in 2011

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

Research Shortens Development of New Characteristics

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 –

Valent BioSciences Names Strategic Marketing Manager

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

Bayer CropScience Offers LibertyLink Incentive

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

Countries Benefit from Biotechnology in Cotton

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

Indian State Drops Support for Bt Cotton

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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