2021 American Farm Bureau Convention Goes Virtual

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It is starting to look like most conventions kicking off 2021 will be going virtual. The American Farm Bureau Federation announced today that its 102nd Annual Convention will be held virtually following the cancellation of all events through Jan. 31, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center where the convention was scheduled to take place. The AFBF virtual convention will …

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New Cotton Varieties for 2019 From BASF

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2019 BASF APT Summit provided a great backdrop for the announcement of new varieties of cotton which have just been formally announced. Listen in below to hear more information. BASF advanced five new FiberMax® and Stoneville® cottonseed varieties for the 2019 season, and for the first time, two of the new BASF varieties contain dicamba-tolerant traits. These come out …

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Welcome to the Inaugural BASF APT Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s the first show of 2019 for ZimmComm. BASF is holding an inaugural APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit just prior to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. To learn what this means and get an overview of the Summit I spoke with Kenny Melton, BASF Western Region Agronomic Manager. Kenny says the breeding group for BASF will hand off varieties for the …

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Contamination Prevention at Beltwide Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

Earlier this week the 2015 Beltwide Cotton Consultants Conference took place in San Antonio, TX. One of the hot topics discussed during the event was contamination prevention. Dale W. Thompson, National Cotton Council, spoke to the group in attendance about the potentially growing problem. Dale said this is no new problem for cotton growers and has a huge impact on …

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New Format for Beltwide Cotton Conference

Talia Goes

The National Cotton Council coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences has a new format that no longer includes the production conference component but continues the forum’s technical conferences and adds emphasis to the consultant’s conference. The 2014 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 6-8 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, will include a half-day Cotton Consultants Conference and the day and a …

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Deere Harvest ID Cotton at Beltwide

Jamie Johansen

We told you about John Deere’s Harvest Identification, Cotton when it was first introduced last year at Beltwide Cotton Conferences. This year we got an update from Janae (formally Althouse) Tapper on this precision harvest technology and grower adoption of it. “John Deere harvest identification is really important to the cotton growers so they can understand how many modules are …

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Bayer CropScience Honors Cotton Growers for Yields

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience and FiberMax® cotton are looking for more members to join the FiberMax One Ton Club™. “More than 410 growers who’ve achieved 2,000 pounds of cotton to the acre on at least 20 acres, doing that with more than 27 varieties,” Jeff Brehmer, U.S. marketing manager for FiberMax, told attendees of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, highlighting the high yields …

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FMC Display Shows Results in 2012

Cindy Zimmerman

New Display (TM) cotton harvest aid from FMC Corporation showed good results in limited use last season and the company is now looking forward to expanded use this season. Rusty Mitchell gave us some of the technical details about Display already, Randy Childress then talked to us about the results he saw last year in the field. Randy covers west …

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Cotton Trade Dispute Update

Cindy Zimmerman

Extension of the 2008 farm bill raises questions about resolution of the cotton trade dispute with Brazil, according to Dr. Gary Adams, Vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council. “I think we have to figure out how Brazil reacts to a one year extension (of the farm bill),” Gary said in an interview at the …

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