Tagged Research

Disease Control / Nematodes

New Webcast Focuses on Cotton Virus Detection and Treatment

November 2, 2015

A new webcast focusing on the detection and treatment of cotton viruses has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Researchers Discover Link to Nematode Activity

September 30, 2015

Scientists at the University of Missouri and the University of Bonn in Germany have found a genetic link to a hormone that nematodes use for feeding.


Bayer CropScience Opens Lubbock Seed Innovation Center

September 3, 2015

Bayer CropScience opened its new Seed Innovation Center on the Texas Tech University campus on September 2.


Pakistan Taking the Fight to Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

August 19, 2015

Pakistani officials are working to ramp up efforts in the country’s on-going battle with cotton leaf curl virus.


Cotton Board Recommends $76 Million for 2016 Research and Promotion

August 14, 2015

The Cotton Board has voted to recommend $76 million to fund the cotton industry’s Research and Promotion Program for 2016.


VA/NC Cotton Field Day Set for August 11

July 8, 2015

The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, VA, will host the 2015 Cotton Field Day on August 11.


Six Researchers Receive Monsanto Insect Management Knowledge Program Grants

May 11, 2015

Six recipients have been awarded research grants from Monsanto as part of the company’s Insect Management Knowledge Program.

Young Cotton Plant
Disease Control / Nematodes

New Cotton Webcasts Focus on Seedling Diseases and Soil Fertility

April 29, 2015

Two new webcasts focusing on seedling diseases and soil fertility have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.


High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Released for Research

April 21, 2015

An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.


Bayer CropScience Opens New North Carolina Research Station

April 6, 2015

Bayer CropScience has opened a new $6.3 million state-of-the-art Breeding and Trait Development Station in Pikeville, NC for cotton and soybean research.

Around The Gin
Product News

2016 Seed Showcase – All-Tex and Dyna-Gro

November 16, 2015

Sister cottonseed companies are working to extend their footprint in 2016.

Product News

2016 Seed Showcase – CROPLAN

November 16, 2015

Up-and-coming CROPLAN relies on careful variety evaluation and placement strategies for growth.

Product News

2016 Seed Showcase – Americot

November 13, 2015

Americot varieties are poised for a breakout season in 2016.

Product News

New WireRat Components Provide Pivot Protection at Reduced Costs

November 12, 2015

Net Irrigate is adding a new product suite of WireRat Pivot Monitoring Systems, featuring modularized parts that provide growers more options at lower price points.

Product News

2016 Seed Showcase – PhytoGen

November 11, 2015

Newer varieties with exceptional fiber quality drive the PhytoGen brand into 2016.

Product News

2016 Seed Showcase – Bayer CropScience

November 9, 2015

Bayer CropScience’s FiberMax and Stoneville brands enjoy another year of success across all regions, including the prized Southwest.

Product News

2016 Seed Showcase – Deltapine

November 6, 2015

As growers embrace new seed varieties and technology, Deltapine strengthens its leadership position in cottonseed. And more is coming.

Product News

Dow AgroSciences, Coherent Ag Solutions Partner on New Stewardship Technology

November 5, 2015

Dow AgroSciences and Coherent Ag Solutions are partnering to provide farmers with a new cloud-based crop protection stewardship system.

Latest News
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.


Episode 7 – When You Go to New Orleans

November 18, 2015

In the latest edition of The Cotton Companion podcast, Cotton Grower editors Beck Barnes and Jim Steadman discuss the upcoming Beltwide Cotton Conferences with Bill Robertson, and one listener Texts an Expert about economical weed control.


Zhangjiagang Becomes First Certified Laboratory in China

November 17, 2015

Zhangjiagang Academy of Inspection and Detection has been certified as a “laboratory of choice” by ICA Bremen.

Production Outlook / Acreage

High Plains Cotton Production Can Survive Predicted Climate Changes

November 17, 2015

A Texas A&M research study has shown that cotton production in the High Plains can withstand expected climate changes.

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.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Could Benefit from Lower Grain Prices

November 16, 2015

Lower prices for grains could help cotton acres in Arkansas rebound in 2016.

Market Analysis

Shurley on Cotton: Prices Need Something to Grab Hold Of

November 16, 2015

Cotton prices desperately need something to grab hold of to help build momentum.

Market Analysis

World Production and Carryover Drops, But No Change in Prices

November 13, 2015

The absence of almost anything resembling demand continues to keep cotton prices locked in a near 10-cent trading range.


ICA Names New President and Directors

November 12, 2015

Jean-Marc Derossis was elected president of the International Cotton Association during the organization’s Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Precision Technology

Webcast Explains Variable Rate Technologies for Cotton

November 10, 2015

A new Focus on Cotton webcast explains the challenges and opportunities of using sensor-based variable rate application technologies in cotton production.

Seed Varieties

Americot’s Tom Brooks Takes Pride in the Company’s Breeding Success

November 6, 2015

As one of a new generation of researchers working in cotton breeding, Americot’s Tom Brooks considers himself fortunate.