1,000+ Members in FiberMax One Ton Club

Kelly Marshall

Bayer is pround to announce that the FiberMax One Ton Club now boasts a total of 1,049 growers. In 2016, 391 cotton growers from across the nation were honored for their four-bale and higher yields. All qualifying members have surpassed their state average by 2 and a half times, but Johnny Lindley from Lakeview, Texas leads the club with 3,059 …

Agribusiness, Award, Bayer CropScience, Cotton

Wet Weather Sends Planters to the Shed

Kelly Marshall

It’s discouraging when the writer in the family is busier than the farmer, but if your planter was in the shed this week take solace– so was ours.  And since misery loves company, here’s the latest USDA report showing national corn planting progress falling behind last year and the five year average. Texans are doing well, with more than 60 percent planted and …

Corn, Cotton, Planting, Sorghum, Soybeans, USDA

Bayer Honors 2017 Cotton Specialist

Kelly Marshall

Robert Hutmacher, PhD, has been named the 2017 Cotton Specialist of the Year, an award sponsored by Bayer. Hutchmacher is an Extension Cotton Specialist at the forefront of disease management and water efficiency issues for California growers. He was selected based on peer evaluations in the areas of leadership and outstanding industry service. “Extension Cotton Specialists are the backbone of …

Bayer CropScience, Cotton

Indigo Cotton Offers Gains for Growers

Kelly Marshall

Last spring Indigo launched their first product dedicated to helping farmers grow food and fiber in a sustainable manner. Now the company is releasing preliminary data from Indigo Cotton, a seat treatment based on naturally occurring in-plant microbes. The product was developed to improve water efficiency while offering high yields during water stress. Grower data from West Texas and Texas …

Agribusiness, Cotton, sustainability, water

Improved Decision-Making Is “Beltwide” Goal

Lizzy Schultz

Those planning to attend the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ (BWCC), set for January 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, may register online and find information regarding hotel reservations on the BWCC website. The conferences can help its attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency by providing them with insight into the latest available tools and research …

Ag Group, agronomy, Cotton, Events

Win a #RealYield Field from @Bayer4CropsUS

Jamie Johansen

The 1st annual Bayer Showcase Plot Tours are underway across the country delivering diverse solutions and expertise for many pressing crop challenges. Athens, Illinois was home to one stop where I got to chat with Bayer’s Daren Bohannan to learn more about Bayer’s LibertyLink Real Yield Sweepstakes which is in it’s second year. Growers have the chance to win up …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Cotton, Soybeans

Bayer in the Land of #Cotton and #Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

Driving to the Bayer Showcase Days plot tour in Dawson, Georgia last week I saw acres of cotton setting bolls throughout the countryside from north Florida, through southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia. It really is the Land of Cotton there, but there’s more soybeans in the land as well. Bayer southeast agronomist Josh Mayfield says they are really excited about …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Cotton, Soybeans

Enlist Cotton Has Full Export Approval

Kelly Marshall

Enlist Cotton Traits have full export approval for 2017, meaning U.S. cotton growers can plant varieties with confidence in the coming year.  The approval also means growers will have access to the most advanced weed control technology available. “This is a great step forward for cotton growers and the Enlist weed control system,” says John Chase, Dow AgroSciences, Enlist commercial …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Herbicides, Weed control