Bayer Anticipates ThryvOn Approval by 2023

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer’s ThryvOn™ technology cotton trait for control of tarnished plant bugs and thrips is getting closer to full regulatory approval. “ThryvOn is industry’s first Bt trait that controls thrip species and tarnished plant bug species,” said Bayer Cotton Traits and Agronomic Systems Manager Tim Dabbert at last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences. “We’ve put it into cotton and we’re going to …

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BASF Honors Cotton Specialist of the Year

Cindy Zimmerman

Kansas State University Extension Specialist Stu Duncan was presented with the Cotton Specialist of the Year Award by BASF this week at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. Voted on by cotton specialists in the 17 states where cotton is grown, this highly-esteemed award is based on several considerations, including exceptional leadership and outstanding industry service. “Saw my first cotton plants in …

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Cotton Trust Protocol Update

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently celebrated one-year since its official launch in 2020. The Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics– land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. National Cotton Council president and CEO Dr. Gary Adams, …

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Carbon a Topic at Cotton Consultants Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The consultants conference kicked off the first day of the live and in-person 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences this week in San Antonio. National Cotton Council Vice President for Technical Services Don Parker discussed the science of carbon sequestration for the consultants and the differences between measuring the carbon and improving farming practices. “It’s got an excellent future for us,” said …

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Start the New Year Right with Beltwide Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Cotton Council is pleased to kick off the new year with the 2022 Beltwide Cotton Conferences January 4-6, live and in person at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas. Three days of individual reports, panel discussions, hands on workshops and seminars are designed to provide attendees with information they need to help producers make key cotton …

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ZimmCast 664 – Beltwide & Biodiesel Conferences

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’ll hear interviews from the Beltwide and Biodiesel conferences that took place virtually this month. You can find a lot more interviews and session audio from these events in our virtual newsrooms for them on AgNewsWire.com. Before sharing a couple of interviews that Cindy and I did I just wanted …

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Managing Bt Resistance in Cotton

Carrie Muehling

The Beltwide Cotton Consultants Conference featured a panel on a very important topic for cotton growers in recent years, which is managing resistance to Bt insecticides that control bollworms. One of those on the panel was Mississippi State entomologist Dr. Jeff Gore. “An important thing that we need to always remember is that these Bt traits are still extremely valuable …

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Beltwide Cotton Conference Shares Weed Management Research

Carrie Muehling

New weed science research from the University of Georgia (UGA) was on the agenda at the 2021 virtual Beltwide Cotton Conference. “We must reduce the selection pressure that’s being placed upon these herbicides in order to preserve our ability to use this technology,” said Taylor Randell, UGA Weed Science student, who presented the research in response to the evolution of …

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BASF Presents Awards at Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Carrie Muehling

At last week’s virtual Beltwide Cotton Conferences, BASF sponsored two prestigious professional awards: Cotton Specialist of the Year and Cotton Marketer of the Year. The Joseph J. O’Neill Cotton Marketer of the Year award was presented to Barry Evans of Texas. The award is sponsored by BASF and ICE Futures (formerly the New York Cotton Exchange). BASF’s Kenny Melton presented …

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Partnership Aims to Standardize Cotton Research Data

Cindy Zimmerman

Cotton Incorporated recently joined forces with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Partnerships for Data Innovations (PDI) on an effort to standardize and centralize cotton research data. At last week’s Beltwide Cotton Conferences, Cotton Incorporated Senior Director of Agricultural & Environmental Research Ed Barnes said the project actually grew out of discussions at last year’s Beltwide and it is really just …

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