Keeping the Media in High Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

Marjory Lynch Walker and T. Cotton Nelson have staffed the news room at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences for many, many of the event’s 58 year history and while they are not sure what the changes in store will mean for media attendance, they are looking forward to moving ahead. “Media attendance has always been healthy here. We’ve had as many …

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FMC Committed to Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite changes planned for Beltwide Cotton Conferences in 2014 that mean no more technical exhibits, FMC Corporation remains committed to involvement in technology transfer within the cotton industry, according to Product Manager Stu Throop. “Needs are changing just as the industry’s changing,” said Stu, pictured here on the left with some of the FMC team at Beltwide. “The anchor to …

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Cooking with Cottonseed Oil

Cindy Zimmerman

Cotton Incorporated held one of the best press conferences I’ve ever attended at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences this week – featuring a cooking demonstration with flavor-infused cottonseed oils and some kickin’ Texas Tea. You might remember Chuck doing a post about these great Acala Farms cottonseed oils after World Dairy Expo last year. We got to find out more about …

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FMC Seeking Registration for Anthem on Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation is working on registration of a new herbicide for resistant weed control in cotton by 2014. Growers at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences had a chance to hear more about it this week from Scott Akin with FMC. “Anthem is going to be a valuable pre-emergence herbicide I think for cotton growers across the belt for use against grasses …

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Beltwide Cotton Loves Ag Media

Cindy Zimmerman

There were a few tears and a lot of laughs as the National Cotton Council hosted dinner to thank members of the ag media for their many years of covering the Beltwide Cotton Conference. We all gathered together after dinner for a memory photo – click on the picture for a larger image. Many of us pictured here have known …

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Weed Resistance in Texas Cotton Increasing

Cindy Zimmerman

Cotton growers in the Southeast have been dealing with weed resistance since the first case was confirmed in Georgia in 2005. While it spread rapidly in that region, Texas cotton growers have been comparatively resistance-free – but not anymore, according to Dr. Paul Baumann with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension who gave growers an update at the Beltwide Cotton Production Conference …

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FMC Team at Beltwide Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

The FMC team at the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences has been hard at work here talking to growers about Display and Anthem. We sincerely appreciate their support making coverage of this year’s event possible. Since this is the last year that technical exhibits will be a part of the Beltwide, the FMC folks say they will miss this opportunity to …

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2012 Cotton Year in Review

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Tuesday morning general session of the Cotton Production Conference in San Antonio, Gaylon Morgan with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service gave a review of 2012 in cotton production. “Several of the states are going to set record yields this year,” Gaylon said, particularly in the Southeast and the Delta. “As you move further west into Texas and Oklahoma, …

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Washington Update for Cotton Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

National Cotton Council president and CEO Dr. Mark Lange gave his Washington update during the Beltwide Cotton Production Conference on Tuesday, explaining what the taxpayer relief act passed on New Year’s Day means for them with the extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. “One thing they didn’t do was make any cuts,” Mark told me during an interview. “All that …

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Display New for Cotton from FMC

Cindy Zimmerman

Display is on display for cotton growers visiting with FMC Corporation this week at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. FMC Technical Support specialist Rusty Mitchell says Display (TM) is a new cotton harvest aid for defoliation and weed control that contains a combination of two PPO active ingredients – Carfentrazone, which is FMC’s Aim and Fluthiacet-methyl. “We wanted something that was …

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