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Insect Control

Texas Receives Transform Section 18 for Plant Bugs in Cotton

February 6, 2018

EPA has approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Texas to control plant bugs in cotton during 2018.

Weed Control

EPA Sets Revised In-Crop Dicamba Guidelines

October 13, 2017

The EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift damage from over-the-top use of dicamba formulations in genetically-modified cotton and soybeans.

Product News

Elevore Herbicide Registered for Burndown Use

August 30, 2017

Dow AgroSciences’ Elevore herbicide has received federal registration for use in fall and spring burndown programs for cotton, soybeans and corn.


NCC Comments on EPA’s Chlorpyrifos Decision

March 31, 2017

The National Cotton Council supports EPA’s decision to focus on scientific evidence to maintain registration for chlorpyrifos.

Product News

Dow AgroSciences, U.S. Farmers Disagree with Proposal to Revoke Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

November 10, 2016

Dow AgroSciences is standing by the safety of proper use of chlorpyrifos, in the face of EPA’s release of a pre-publication copy of the Notice of Data Availability related to its assessment of human health risks associated with the insecticide.

Product News

EPA Allows Sale and Use of Existing Belt Inventory

August 2, 2016

The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board has upheld an earlier decision to cancel registration for Bayer's insecticide Belt, but is allowing sales of existing stocks to growers for use.

Insect Control

EPA Approves Five Section 18s for Transform in Cotton

June 8, 2016

The EPA has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in five Mid-South states for use of Transform insecticide for control of plant bugs in cotton.


Proposed Transform Label Drops Cotton

May 23, 2016

EPA is proposing a new registration for Transform that does not include cotton or other blooming crops. Public comment period is open until June 17.


EPA: Glyphosate Not Likely to Cause Cancer

May 3, 2016

As part of an ongoing registration review, the EPA has again classified glyphosate as “Not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.”


EPA Extends Comment Period on Dicamba Use with New Traits

April 29, 2016

The EPA has added another 30 days to the public comment period on the proposed registration of dicamba products for weed control in cotton and soybeans.


EPA Opens Comment Period on Dicamba Use with New Traits

April 1, 2016

The EPA has opened a 30-day public comment period, beginning April 1, regarding the in-crop use of dicamba herbicide with Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans.

Weed Control

EPA Reconsidering Enlist Duo Registration; Dow Responds

November 27, 2015

Citing “new information regarding potential synergistic effects between the two ingredients on non-target plants,” EPA is reconsidering the registration of Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide for corn, soybeans and cotton.

Insect Control

EPA Issues Cancellation Order for Transform

November 16, 2015

EPA has issued a cancellation order for products containing sulfoxaflor – including Transform – in response to a September ruling by the Nine Circuit Court of Appeals that vacated the product registrations.

Insect Control

Citing Bee Deaths, U.S. Appeals Court Vacates Transform Registration

September 11, 2015

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated EPA approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, stating that the agency erred by granting the registration without additional studies regarding potential impact on honeybees.


EPA Launches Voluntary Star-Rating Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

October 22, 2014

The EPA has announced a new voluntary Drift Reduction Technology program to encourage the use of verified, safer pesticide spray products to reduce exposure and pesticide movement and help farmers save money.


Georgia Cotton Industry Voices Opposition to Federal Water Rule

July 17, 2014

The Georgia Cotton Commission has joined other state agricultural leaders and organizations in opposing a new federal water rule that could create new compliance standards for growers and potentially impact the state’s agricultural economy.


EPA, Universities to Partner on Nutrient Pollution and Hypoxic Zone Study

May 22, 2014

The EPA’s Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force is partnering with 12 land grant universities to help address nutrient pollution and the hypoxic zone – or dead zone – in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Product News

DuPont Vydate Products Fully Available for 2018

March 15, 2018

DuPont Vydate brand insecticide/nematicide products – including Vydate C-LV for cotton – will be fully available for sale and use during the 2018 growing season.

Product News

PhytoGen Expands Portfolio of W3FE Varieties for 2018

March 15, 2018

PhytoGen has added five new varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait to its existing portfolio of W3FE varieties for 2018.

Product News

Indigo Cotton Shows Significant Yield Gains in Second Year

March 13, 2018

Preliminary data from its second commercial season shows that Indigo Cotton demonstrated an average yield gain of 14% in commercial fields of West Texas.

Product News

INTL FCStone Enhances Structured Products Online Calculator

March 7, 2018

Online pricing and hedging tool adds custom pricing functionality and mobile access.

Product News

PhytoGen Tops Extension Trials Across the Cotton Belt

March 6, 2018

PhytoGen brand varieties continued their success in university Extension variety trials in 2017.

Product News

Monsanto Launches Mobile App to Aid XtendiMax Application

February 27, 2018

A free mobile app to help growers and applicators successfully apply XtendiMax Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology is now available from Monsanto.

Product News

DowDuPont Ag to be Corteva Agriscience

February 27, 2018

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont will be renamed Corteva Agriscience when the division becomes a separate company in 2019.

Product News

The Seam Joins Field to Market

February 23, 2018

The Seam is now an affiliate member of Field to Market, hoping to link sustainability data with blockchain technology.

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Precision Technology

NC State Grad Students Surveying Precision Ag Use

March 20, 2018

A team of NC State University graduate students wants your input on how row crop growers are currently using precision agriculture in their farming operations.

Cotton Production

New Video Series Details Benefits of Cover Crops

March 19, 2018

A new online video series from Cotton Incorporated, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, explains the benefits of integrating cover crops into cotton growing operations.

Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

Disease Control / Nematodes

Warm Spring Could Spark Nematode Activity

March 14, 2018

Despite freezing January temperatures that reduced nematode buildup in fields, warmer spring temperatures could quickly stir them back into action.


Ramkumar Receives Two Prestigious Textiles Honors

March 14, 2018

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor and researcher with Texas Tech and frequent contributor to Cotton Grower, has been awarded two of the most prestigious honors in the textiles field.


The Right Man for the Job

March 13, 2018

New NCC Chairman Ron Craft is more than ready for the challenges ahead for cotton.


Pink Bollworm Driving India Cotton Estimates Down

March 12, 2018

Pink bollworm infestation is pushing cotton production estimates down in India this year, due to crop damage in some of the country’s major cotton growing states.

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.


Cotton Inc. Technologies at Play in Kids’ Clothing

March 8, 2018

Several well-known brands and retailers are offering new product lines featuring technologies developed by Cotton Incorporated.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from March WASDE Report

March 8, 2018

March’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show lower production, higher exports and lower ending stocks for the U.S., as world production, consumption and ending stocks all move slightly higher.