January 9, 2017
Data collected from 2016 trials show that Indigo Cotton – a seed treatment based on naturally occurring, in-plant microbes to help increase water use efficiency – led to yield improvements on testing acres, including an 11% average yield increase in West Texas.
December 28, 2016
Irrigated cotton producers on the Texas Rolling Plains could potentially be reaping more dollars per acre if they include a cover crop on their continuous cotton.
August 2, 2016
The science behind a new commercially-available seed treatment from Indigo Ag stems directly from research started by Dr. Greg Sword, a Texas A&M entomologist.
July 26, 2016
Boston-based research firm Indigo has launched its first commercial product – Indigo Cotton – which helps improve the cotton plant’s water use efficiency.
May 19, 2016
A new webcast to help improve irrigation practices through the use of soil moisture monitors has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series.
August 18, 2015
As cotton moves closer to maturity, growers need to consider certain factors carefully when deciding to turn the water off for this year’s crop.
Raising More Profit
August 28, 2014
As the 2014 cotton season moves toward harvest, it’s not too early for growers to begin looking for ways to profitably grow and manage cotton in the face of hard input costs and soft market prices. In the High Plains of Texas, one of the keys to profitability may be determining the best value and efficiency for water timing.
August 7, 2014
A recent AgriLife Research study showed that growers who were not utilizing LEPA sprinkler systems in their irrigation program could be losing up to $100 per acre in yield.
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.
Around The Gin
March 7, 2017
Texas growers now have additional preplant and post planting options for using Topguard Terra to control cotton root rot.
March 6, 2017
PhytoGen varieties offer more and better in-plant, native trait protection to help cotton thrive, protect quality and optimize yields.
February 24, 2017
Six TurboDrop D Series nozzles from Greenleaf Technologies have been approved for use with Monsanto’s XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology. …
February 17, 2017
DuPont has received EPA registration for FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip Technology, a low-volatility dicamba formulation for use on cotton and soybean varieties carrying traits that provide tolerance to dicamba and glyphosate herbicides.
April 21, 2017
The EPA has again approved the Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Transform WG in Tennessee to control tarnished plant bugs in cotton.
April 20, 2017
With more producers interested in cotton due to good markets and prices, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension variety trials are sure to get more attention in the coming weeks and years.
April 19, 2017
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has announced the 2017-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.
April 19, 2017
According to research in the journal Weed Science, residues of the auxin herbicides dicamba and 2,4-D can be retained by certain types of applicator hoses and injure sensitive crops.