Cotton Incorporated Cottonseed Video Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

Cotton Incorporated is asking dairy producers to get creative with their video cameras in order to win a free truckload of whole cottonseed, along with other prizes. It’s the “Innovative on-farm storage solutions for cottonseed contest.” Launching November 1, the contest invites dairy producers to grab their cameras and show off their cottonseed storage savvy. While fun at heart, the …

Ag Group, Cotton, Video

Syngenta Seeds Updates

Cindy Zimmerman

VipCot™ cotton has gotten new EPA approval, and the Multi-Pest Complex will soon be ready to fight black and dingy cutworms in the Corn Belt, according to the latest news from Syngenta Seeds. Syngenta Seeds just announced that EPA has approved a natural refuge option for its VipCot™ cotton technology. VipCot* cotton contains the transgenic cotton events COT67B, which produces …

Corn, Cotton, Seed, Syngenta

BASF and Monsanto Team for Cotton Fungicide Seed Treatment

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF has announced a supply agreement with Monsanto for a new cotton fungicide seed treatment. The new product contains F500®, the same active ingredient found in Headline® fungicide, BASF’s top-selling Plant Health fungicide, and will be part of Monsanto’s AcceleronTM Seed Treatment combination. This new seed treatment will provide cotton growers with the opportunity to give seedlings a stronger start …

BASF, Cotton, Monsanto

Reminder About Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

T. Cotton Nelson wants the media to make sure they get registered for the upcoming Beltwide Cotton Conferences. I’ve got mine done. The newsroom for writers/broadcasters covering the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be in Conference Rooms 13/14 (third level) in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Hours are: 1-5 p.m. on Jan. 5; from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 6-7 and from …

Ag Group, Cotton

Write About a Future In Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you have a future in cotton? Want to have one? Then write an essay and enter this Deltapine scholarship program. The future of the U.S. cotton industry continues to rely on new talents and fresh perspectives. To keep bright young minds involved in cotton, Monsanto is creating the Deltapine Class of 09 scholarship program. The program will award nine …

Cotton, Education, Monsanto

Cotton Everyday

Laura McNamara

Cotton Incorporated wants consumers not just to know, but to feel the natural attributes of cotton. That’s why the company has developed a new branding campaign, “A Natural Part of Everyday Life.” The campaign will run in approximately 85 malls throughout all 50 states. “A Natural Part of Everyday Life” spotlights the new Natural(TM) trademark while showcasing images of people …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Cotton

What The Bayer Season Is

Chuck Zimmerman

At last week’s Beltwide we learned about the Bayer Season. Basically, it’s about taking care of your plants during the critical first 40 days. One of the presenters was John Smith, Bayer CropScience director of marketing. He says that the Bayer Season is a collection of products, innovation and people. They’re meant to help the cotton grower during those first …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Custom Cotton Reports For Monsanto

Chuck Zimmerman

While last week’s Beltwide was going on Monsanto not only had Kara Willis doing student blogging but Stewart Doane was producing custom audio reports for their website. Called, “Daily Beltwide Cotton Conferences Audio Recap with Stewart Doan,” customers were able to find fresh news from the event each day. Great concept and a very good application for a company website …

Agribusiness, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, Media, Monsanto