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New Focus on Cotton Webcasts Detail High-Yield Fertilization, Palmer Amaranth Control

May 21, 2014

New webcasts on fertilization and on management of Palmer amaranth have been added to the Focus on Cotton series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

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Monsanto Ramping Up Education for Roundup Ready Xtend Technology, New Dicamba Products

May 5, 2014

After a year of initial show and tell for the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System – including Bollgard II XtendFlex for cotton – Monsanto is preparing to ramp up their educational efforts in 2014 in anticipation of deregulation for a market introduction in 2015.

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EPA Proposes Registration of Enlist Duo Herbicide, Comment Period Open

April 30, 2014

The EPA has announced its proposed decision to register Enlist Duo herbicide from Dow AgroSciences and has opened a 30-day comment period for input before making its final registration decision.

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.

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Dow AgroSciences Eyes 2016 Release for Enlist Cotton

April 10, 2014

The Enlist Weed Control System is slated for introduction in cotton in 2016.

Cotton Production

Cheminova Launches Statement Herbicide for Cotton and Soybeans

March 31, 2014

Cheminova, Inc. is launching Statement herbicide for control of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds in both cotton and soybeans.

New Broadcast Spray-Hoods Help Reduce Drift, Improve Coverage

March 28, 2014

A new line of broadcast spray-hoods will offer growers greater drift control while also improving the spray coverage and efficacy of the chemicals being applied.

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.

Monsanto and MIT Researchers Collaborate to Develop Ag Biologicals

March 25, 2014

Monsanto and two researchers from MIT have established Preceres LLC to develop highly specific biological controls for insect and weed pests.

Climate Corporation Offers Risk Free Trial of Climate Pro Technology

March 20, 2014

Growers who use Climate Basic from The Climate Corporation to capture critical farming and weather data can now try the company’s advanced Climate Pro technologies at no cost through late October.

USDA Receives Strong Support for Enlist Technology; Comment Period Now Closed

March 18, 2014

USDA has received strong support for the Enlist trait, and the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is now closed. The trait - pending regulatory approvals - could be launched in corn and soybeans in 2015 and cotton in 2016.

Brake F2 Herbicide Receives Section 18 Exemption in Four States for Pigweed Control

March 7, 2014

Brake F2 Herbicide has been granted Section 18 emergency exemptions for control of glyphosate-resistant pigweed in approved counties in four Cotton Belt states.

Enlist Technology Advances in USDA Regulatory Process

January 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the completion of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Enlist Weed Control System from Dow AgroSciences, clearing the way for the technology to move to the DEIS comment period. The

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Details from Summit on “Wicked” Herbicide Resistance Problem Now Available Online

October 21, 2014

Slides and a webcast of the Weed Science Society of America’s scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds are now available for free online.

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USDA Announces Measures to Help Farmers Diversify Weed Control Efforts

October 16, 2014

USDA has announced several new steps to help address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.

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Consider Options for Fall Herbicide Applications

October 7, 2014

Growers who may be considering fall herbicide applications for anything other than Italian ryegrass may want to rethink their options.

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National Summit on Herbicide Resistant Weeds Set for September 10

August 31, 2014

The Weed Science Society of America will conduct a national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds in Washington, D.C., on September 10, including a live webcast of the event for those unable to attend in person.

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Ramping Up the Outreach for Enlist Technology

August 29, 2014

Dow AgroScience is ramping up outreach and education efforts to make sure cotton producers are ready for the introduction of the Enlist Weed Control System for cotton in 2016, pending regulatory approval.

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Planting Intentions for 2015 Impact Aerial Sowing of Fall Cover Crops for Weed Control

August 26, 2014

Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel says there’s a lot of interest in aerial seeding of cover crops into standing crops this fall to help with weed suppression next spring.

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Zidua Herbicide Now Labeled for Residual Weed Control at Layby

July 18, 2014

BASF has issued a supplemental label for use of Zidua herbicide in post-directed layby applications for weed control in cotton.

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Help Manage Pigweed with Hoods and Post-Direct Applications

July 3, 2014

Management of Palmer amaranth is possible in cotton with careful use of hooded sprayers and other post-directed herbicide applications.

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Tech Centers Offer Southern Growers a Look at Enlist Weed Control System

June 27, 2014

Dow AgroSciences is more than tripling the number of field training locations this summer to demonstrate the Enlist Weed Control System and other company products.

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Pigweed Management Strategies Following Mid-South Rains

June 13, 2014

Frequent flooding and hard rains throughout the upper Mid-South have made it virtually impossible for growers to spray Palmer amaranth as timely as needed.

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Patience Is a Virtue in Technology Development

June 3, 2014

Companies often wait more than a decade before seeing their new research ideas in the commercial market.