National Cotton Council Announces Leaders, Intentions

Carrie Muehling

The National Cotton Council (NCC) named its leaders for 2019 and also shared planting intentions for the coming growing season at the group’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The group announced results of its 38th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey, which show that U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring. That number is …

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Regional Breakouts Give Growers More Information

Carrie Muehling

Growers at the 2019 BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit welcomed an opportunity to hear about trial results from across their region, and not just the ones on their individual farms. BASF Regional Agronomist Dr. Craig Bednarz presented in one of the regional breakout sessions with growers. “With each of the growers that we work with every year, we share …

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New Cotton Varieties on the Horizon

Carrie Muehling

Cotton growers are looking forward to some new varieties coming in the near future, including the transition to a brand new chemistry not currently used in cotton. “It’s huge, because it brings forward a new tool for them to use in their program right now that they don’t currently have,” said Dr. Fred Moore, BASF Principal Trait Development Manager for …

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On-Farm Data Key to Developing New Cotton Varieties

Carrie Muehling

BASF cotton breeders are excited about launching new product innovations that will continue to help growers. Dr. Cory Mills works out of a state of the art facility in Lubbock, Texas, where his breeding group uses molecular tools to help select traits farmers need to grow better cotton crops. Mills, who was at the 2019 BASF APT Summit, spoke highly …

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BASF Expanding Cotton Weed Control Choices

Carrie Muehling

Weed control was among topics discussed at the 2019 BASF APT Summit in New Orleans. BASF Technical Service Representative Alvin Rhodes presented an overview of current crop protection products available to cotton growers. “Well, we at BASF are, of course, very excited that now we have such a broad list of products that we can help the cotton farmer with,” …

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BASF Presents Cotton Research Award

Carrie Muehling

Dr. Gaylon Morgan of Texas A&M University received the Outstanding Career Research for Cotton Agronomy Award at the 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conference. Morgan said he was honored by the recognition. “Everything that we do within my program, the end goal is to improve things for the farmer,” he said. “A lot of that is working with allied industry to bring …

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Tennessee Educator is Cotton Specialist of the Year

Carrie Muehling

Dr. Tyson Raper is the 2018 Beltwide Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year. Raper, who began in his current role in 2014, said he is extremely honored by the recognition and excited about the future of the cotton industry. “I think things are looking good,” said Raper. “We’re kind of on an upswing right now. Tough 2018 harvest season, but …

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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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BASF APT Summit Participant Values Early Information

Carrie Muehling

The inaugural BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit gave farmer participants an opportunity to get information earlier while collaborating with other growers who are in similar situations. Walker McAnear, cotton grower from Clarendon, Texas, said he appreciates the timing. “You get to see that experimental variety all year long, but you don’t know if they’re going to take that variety …

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