BASF Bolls Them Over With Headline

Chuck Zimmerman

Scott Asher is a BASF Diversified Regional Manager. He spoke today at their Cotton Consultants Conference and provided some technical information about the product. Scott says that BASF has a variety of activities planned for growers here that ranges from this session to a nightly hospitality suite and trade show booth. He says that communication with consultants is important and …

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A Headline Cotton Yield Advantage

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the experts on the program at the BASF Cotton Consultants Conference is Amber Shirley, BASF Technical Marketing Manager. Amber says that having Headline, a foliar fungicide, available for the first time means that cotton growers now have the full range of plant protection products available to them that other commodity growers have. She says that using a fungicide …

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Headline Making Cotton Headlines

Chuck Zimmerman

Kicking off the BASF Cotton Consultants Conference is Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF Technical Market Manager. Dr. Fellows started things off by announcing that Headline fungicide is now registered for cotton. He says that 4 years worth of field trials are showing great results. Many of the cotton consultants here were hearing the news for the first time. The conference provided …

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Cotton Consultants Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

What better way to kick things off at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences than having lunch with your sponsor? Right now a large group of consultants is having lunch at the BASF Consultants Information Session in the good old Opryland Hotel. The first fungicide registered for cotton is Headline and that’s basically the news headline here at this session. We’ve got …

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Orchestrating Opportunities at Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s off to Nashville this week and the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Home will be the Opryland Hotel where several thousand growers, consultants and assorted industry representatives will be getting together. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Beltwide so I’m really looking forward to seeing some old friends. This year’s theme is “Orchestrate Your Opportunities.” That’s sort of …

BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Cotton Board Members Appointed

Melissa Sandfort

Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced the appointment of 17 members and 17 alternate members to the Cotton Board, as well as one vacant alternate member position in Mississippi created by a resignation. Beginning Jan. 1, the Cotton Board will consist of 37 representatives of cotton producers and importers, their alternates and one consumer advisor. The members and alternates named …

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Chasing After Cottonseed Oil

Laura McNamara

Cottonseed Oil is greasing up the highways during its ‘Comeback Tour.’ New uses for cottonseed oil are popping up across the U.S. and the National Cottonseed Products Association is making sure consumers can track where and how the oil is being used, even if they can’t make a cross-country trek. Cottonseedoiltour.com takes visitors zigzagging across a web-browser sized U.S. to …

Ag Group, Cotton, Food

A Revolutionary Cotton Picker

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere says that their new 7760 Cotton Picker will revolutionize harvesting the crop. This machine was on display in action at last week’s Sunbelt Ag Expo. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman was on hand to obtain interviews for me. He spoke with Jamie Flood, Deere’s Cotton Marketing Manager, who worked with the 7760 development in Iowa. You can listen to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cotton, John Deere

Cotton Highlights It’s ‘Natural’ Quality

Laura McNamara

The “green” trend that’s picking up steam in the U.S. is giving the cotton industry an incentive to promote its “natural” quality. Cotton Incorporated is making some small, but significant changes to its add campaign in an effort to let consumers know that cotton meets the criteria for being “green”. Cotton Incorporated announced the timely return of an American favorite: …

Agribusiness, Cotton

Putting the Heat on Cotton

Laura McNamara

Paul Funk is one of the experts at the 2007 Propane Technology Forum who has taken all the talk about innovative propane research a step further. Paul is a scientist with the USDA-Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory. He is among the first to put heat defoliation of cotton with propane into practice. Paul and I discussed what he’s encountered out …

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