AMVAC® Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship

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AMVAC Chemical Corporation is now accepting applications for its 2019 Cotton Industry Advancement Scholarship. Seven $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be nominated by a practicing cotton consultant, have worked for a cotton consultant at some point between 2017 and 2019 and be either a senior in high school or currently enrolled full-time in an undergrad or graduate-level agricultural …

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BASF Honors Top FiberMax Cotton Growers

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At a gathering in Lubbock, Texas last week, BASF celebrated cotton growers who achieved four-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the exclusive FiberMax® One Ton Club for their 2018 harvest results. Ninety-one new members joined the club this year, bringing total membership to 1,181 cotton growers. Several members received special recognition, including –Most acres and most varieties: H …

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Managing Bollworms with Prevathon® Insect Control

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Research conducted at Texas A&M University has shown wide-spread bollworm/earworm resistance to the majority cotton and corn Bt technologies and that cotton bollworms have developed resistance to pyrethroids to some degree in most of Texas. One of the insecticides recommended for growers to manage cotton bollworm populations is FMC Prevathon. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, we talked …

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Stoneville Legacy Club Welcomes New Growers

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Cotton growers from the Southeast, Delta and South Texas regions were honored last week for their high yields at the annual Stoneville® Legacy Club celebration held in Destin, Florida. The club, now in its third year, recognizes cotton growers for their advanced knowledge and skill used to maximize their yield and profit potential, as well as produce high-quality fiber. Twenty …

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National Cotton Council Announces Leaders, Intentions

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The National Cotton Council (NCC) named its leaders for 2019 and also shared planting intentions for the coming growing season at the group’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The group announced results of its 38th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey, which show that U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring. That number is …

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New Cotton Varieties on the Horizon

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Cotton growers are looking forward to some new varieties coming in the near future, including the transition to a brand new chemistry not currently used in cotton. “It’s huge, because it brings forward a new tool for them to use in their program right now that they don’t currently have,” said Dr. Fred Moore, BASF Principal Trait Development Manager for …

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Bayer Seed Treatments Fight Cotton Pests

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Cotton growers continue to look to Bayer for its strong fungicide product line and industry leading seed treatments. While some crop protection products for cotton have failed due to resistance issues, Aeris continues to perform well with two modes of action to fight against insect damage. “Anything you can do to get that crop off to a good start leads …

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Agronomic Trials Help BASF Match Varieties to Farmers

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>BASF has a cottonseed variety lineup that offers growers a range of varieties to fit their fields and farming management practices, and they also have an agronomic performance trials program to help farmers find the best one for their farm. Cody Mull, BASF Agronomy Information Specialist, says the program helps them evaluate data from different growing regions and conditions all …

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How BASF Helps Clothing Brands Understand Cotton

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Major clothing brand representatives learn more about cotton from BASF Clothing brand representatives learned more about how cotton is grown during a recent BASF Cotton Production Field Day in Lubbock, Texas. Part of the program included information about e3 cotton, an effort to produce economically sustainable cotton that’s good for the environment. “The idea of the product is that it’s …

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BASF Arkansas Field Day

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BASF held a field day last week in Marion, Arkansas to meet with groups of retailer staff and talk about the what the new BASF portfolio has to offer, particularly for soybeans (Credenz) and cotton (Stoneville). There was limited in-field opportunities for the day due to rain, but there was still a lot to share. BASF Cottonseed Marketing Manager Rachel …

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