SMART Farmer Jeremy Brown

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In this edition, we hear from a Texas farmer who grows both organic and traditional cotton and peanuts, as well as other crops. Jeremy Brown is one of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) faces of farming, which has given him the opportunity to engage with the non-farm public on the highly emotional topic of biotechnology and GMO crops …

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Newer Cotton Varieties Performing For Growers

Carrie Muehling

Two cotton varieties introduced in recent years are helping growers to fight diseases that are prevalent in the northern High Plains, according to Tim Culpepper, senior agronomist for Bayer Cropscience. Culpepper said FiberMax 1911 GLT provides a strong disease package, fighting verticillium wilt, bacterial blight and root knot nematode. “These guys that are using this variety are seeing some really …

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Cotton Growers Seek Right Varieties to Fight Disease

Carrie Muehling

Growers attending the 2017 Bayer Showcase Plot Tour saw a brand new cotton breeding facility and had the opportunity to learn more about current cotton varieties as well as those that are up and coming. Western Region Agronomic Manager Kenny Melton said they especially heard questions about which varieties fit on acres affected by verticillium wilt. “We have probably the …

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Bayer Proves Strong Commitment to Cotton

Carrie Muehling

With lots of things going on in the cotton industry, Bayer is reinforcing its overall commitment to cotton. The company recently opened a new Cotton Breeding Station in Lubbock, and hosted its 2017 Showcase Plot Tour there. The new facility provides a place for the breeding group and trade development group to collaborate at the same site, allowing them to …

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Bayer Crop Protection Portfolio Helps Farmers Fight Challenges

Carrie Muehling

Farmers who use seed treatments and premium seed packages can see early season advantages including better establishment, better root systems and better defense against disease and insect pressure. That was the key message from Bayer Senior Technical Service Representative Russ Perkins at the company’s Showcase Plot Tour in Lubbock, Texas. Perkins covered the company’s crop protection portfolio, sharing a number …

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EPA Announces New Dicamba Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new requirements for the use of dicamba formulations “over the top” to further minimize the potential for drift when applying to dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. EPA worked worked with impacted states and land-grant universities, as well as Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures that will allow farmers to make informed choices for seed purchases …

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Bayer Showcasing Commitment to Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

The Head of Seeds, North America, for Bayer CropScience is Lee Rivenbark. Lee was a lunchtime presenter during the Bayer Showcase Plot Tour in Lubbock, TX. I thought he would be a great person to provide an overview of why Bayer holds these events and especially the one in their new Cotton Breeding Station. He started out by telling me, …

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Conaway Comments on Cotton Damage in Texas

Cindy Zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) toured south Texas last week with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see first hand some of the agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Conaway and Perdue viewed the area by helicopter and visited farms that were anticipating a record crop before the snow white fields of cotton were covered in flood waters from …

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Ag Secretary Surveying Hurricane Damage

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is in Florida today after surveying Hurricane Irma damage in his home state of Georgia last week. In Georgia, Perdue toured pecan farms where thousands of trees were lost and will take years to replace, with estimates that 20-30% of this year’s crop was lost, and also visited with cotton farmers who may have lost …

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No Hurricane Damage Included in New Crop Report

Cindy Zimmerman

Two hurricanes in the past two weeks mean that the September Crop Production report is already a bit out of date. Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey caused flooding in parts of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, impacting data collection activities for the September report, so NASS will collect harvested acreage information in both states for a number of crops in preparation …

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