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

Do You Qualify for Stoneville Legacy Club

Kelly Marshall

Stoneville cotton seed is celebrating the history of the south with a special Legacy Club to honor growers averaging more than 1,794 lb/acre of Stoneville seed cotton grown on 20- acres or more.  The 1,794 mark was chosen to remember the year Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin. Those who qualify for membership also have the opportunity to attend a …

Bayer CropScience, Contest, Cotton

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

#SoyExcited about @Bayer4CropsUS Showcase Days

Cindy Zimmerman

Starting today, growers around the country will have the opportunity to visit a local Bayer Showcase Days event to learn about the most recent advances in managing weed resistance; sudden death syndrome in soybeans; nematode pressure; and other agronomic challenges. The events will also feature seed traits, varieties and hybrids and demonstrate the success of various Bayer products used on …

Bayer CropScience, Corn, Cotton, Soybeans

Bayer FiberMax One Ton Club Has New Record

Kelly Marshall

Yields were made to be broken.  That’s why Bayer is honoring 127 members who qualified for the elite FiberMax One Ton Club for the 2015 crop year.  This year’s inductees include 40 new members and 87 returning qualifiers for a grand total of 848 members. Vance and Mandie Smith of Big Springs, Texas take home top honors.  The seven-year members …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Cotton, yields

Boll Weevil Hideouts Spotted by Aerial Survey

Kelly Marshall

Scientists for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas have developed a new technique to discover boll weevil hideouts. Growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley typically mow cotton plants after harvest and may spray with herbicide to prevent boll weevils from living in the regrowth.  Mother Nature fights against this management plan, however, with subtropical, heavy …

Aerial Imagery, Cotton, Insect Control, Research