#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

Turkish Investigation Disputed by NCC

Kelly Marshall

Turkey is the second largest export market for U.S. cotton, but now that is being threatened by what the National Cotton Council (NCC) maintains are false allegations. The government of Turkey has claimed the United States dumped cotton into the Turkish market, injuring their domestic prices.  They have now released their final decision, based on their investigation of the incident. …

Ag Group, Cotton, Exports

Surprising Crop Report from USDA

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944. …

AFBF, Corn, Cotton, Markets, Planting, Rice, Soybeans, USDA, wheat

Monsanto Celebrates 20 Years of Bollgard Cotton

Kelly Marshall

Keylon Ghoston is Monsanto‘s Cotton Product Manager and 2016 marks 20 years of the company’s Bollgard Cotton brand. To honor this anniversary Ghoston attended the recent Mid-South Farm & Gin Show and spoke with AgWired about the history and the future of this product. Bollgard came along at just the right time in 1996. The previous year growers all along …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Insecticide, Monsanto

The 64th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Lizzy Schultz

The 64th Annual 2016 Mid South Farm & Gin Show was held last week at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The event has been held in the same location since its beginning, and is sponsored by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association(SCGA). The spacious facility offered the 17,000 attendees a four-story trade show, hosting 400 exhibitors from around 40 …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton, Events, Farm & Gin Show

Cotton Council Planting Intentions Survey Released

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cotton Council (NCC) 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey indicates U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 6.2 percent from 2015. Upland cotton intentions are 8.9 million acres, up 5.7 percent from 2015, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 208,000 acres represent a 31.2 percent increase, according to the survey results …

Cotton, Planting

2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award Winner Named

Taylor Truckey

The recipient of the 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award was announced during the 2016 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference. Dr. David B. Weaver, a cotton breeder who has dedicated his career conducting plant breeding research and educating generations of undergraduate and graduate students at Auburn University, is the recipient of the award. Dr. Weaver, a professor in Auburn’s Agronomy & Soils …

Award, Cotton, Research