Monsanto Student Cotton Blogger

Chuck Zimmerman

Monsanto once again took their student bloggers on the road. This time to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The intern is Kara Willis who attends Prairie View A&M in Texas (right of Janice Person). You can find Kara’s blog on the Monsanto website. I spoke to her after she interviewed me for her blog. Kara is an ag econ major who …

Blogging, Cotton, Monsanto

Case IH Cotton Picker Success

Melissa Sandfort

It has been a year since Case IH introduced the Case IH Module Express™ 625, the only commercial cotton picker to build modules while harvesting. Growers who used this machine for the 2007 cotton harvest report that it was a sound investment. “The Module Express allows one man to do the work of three,” says Dan Kornegay, who grows 2,500 …

Cotton

Honoring Monsanto’s Karen Marshall

Chuck Zimmerman

At last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences an appreciation luncheon was held for Karen Marshall, just retired Senior Director of Industry Affairs for Monsanto. Several people spoke about their respect for Karen and her years of service to the cotton industry including Charles Parker, President of the Cotton Foundation and a cotton grower from Senath, MO. Here’s Charles giving Karen an …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Monsanto

Headlining a New Developments Session

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the New Developments From Industry sessions at Beltwide was done by Greg Stratman, BASF Technical Services Representative (left). Of course he talked about Headline. One of the questions he says he gets most often from growers is about the yield increase they can get by treating foliar diseases. He says that when it comes to the work they’ve …

Audio, BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Beltwide Media Dinner

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Cotton Council and Cotton Board hosted the media with a dinner last night that was the best meal I’ve had at the Opryland Hotel so far. Most of us are leaving this morning as the Beltwide comes to an end. I want to thank Marjory Walker and Brad Robb for all their help while here and especially for …

Ag Group, BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Headline History

Chuck Zimmerman

The Marketing Manager for Headline for BASF is Jerry Minore (right). He was working the booth this morning and from the sound of it the traffic has been heavy with growers wanting to know about this new fungicide tool. I know I’ve posted several interviews about Headline but in this one I got Jerry to talk a little bit about …

Audio, BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Sustainable Challenges For Cotton Incorporated

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the participants in our media round table on sustainability was Berrye Worsham, President & CEO of Cotton Incorporated. Thanks to my good friend Brad Robb I was able to interview Barrye today. He says that one of the key challenges for marketing cotton today is that word, sustainability, especially from an environmental standpoint. For one thing he says …

Audio, BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Technical Posters on Display

Chuck Zimmerman

The Beltwide poster board session is open for viewing. I’ve got to say that I’ve never really understood the value of posters. However, they’re still very much in use and by many organizations. I guess it just seems to me that there are other ways to accomplish the purpose in terms of information transfer. However, if I was to do …

BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Focus on Cotton Physiology

Chuck Zimmerman

The Manager of Cotton Agronomy, Soils and Physiology for the National Cotton Council is Bill Robertson. He’s been with the Council for about a year. Coordinating the Beltwide is one of his duties. He says that he’s also working on reviving the Cotton Physiology Education Program and that one of the key components of that is the Cotton Physiology Today …

Audio, BASF, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton