ZimmCast 664 – Beltwide & Biodiesel Conferences

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this week’s program we’ll hear interviews from the Beltwide Cotton Conferences and the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo starting with Dr. Gary Adams, National Cotton Council President and CEO, as Cindy talks with him about how the virtual Beltwide event went. Next up, I talk with Chad Stone, Renewable Energy Group VP and …

2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

With the continued concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the National Cotton Council has replaced the in-person 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences with a fully virtual meeting January 5 through 7. The virtual platform, utilizing existing on-line meeting technology, will include three days of live-streamed individual reports and panel discussions from the technical sessions along with poster presentations and seminars designed …

EPA Announces Dicamba Registration Decision

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at a Georgia cotton farm on Tuesday announced that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including non-target plants, animals, and other …

Secretary Perdue Visits Florida Panhandle

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue took a tour of crop damage from Hurricane Sally in Alabama and Florida on Monday. He visited the Jenkins Farm in Jay, Florida and heard from farmers in the panhandle of the state who suffered damage to cotton and peanut crops. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who represents the 1st district of Florida, joined Secretary …

Heliae, R.W. Griffin to Launch Strategic Alliance to Promote Georgia Soil Health

GILBERT, AZ (December 5, 2019) – Heliae® Agriculture is partnering with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors for the southeast region. Griffin Evans, Chemical and Seed Director for R.W. Griffin says, “We are …

New Dicamba-tolerant Stoneville Varieties from BASF

BASF has added three new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville® cottonseed varieties to its ever-expanding cotton portfolio. Each of these new varieties is tolerant to Liberty,® Engenia® and glyphosate herbicides and brings three-gene lepidopteran resistance, which decreases the likelihood that an application for worm control will be needed. The new varieties include: ST 4480B3XF A new early- to mid-maturity variety for growers in …

BASF FiberMax Event & TCGA Trade Show

BASF recently celebrated cotton growers who achieved four-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the exclusive FiberMax® One Ton Club™ for their 2018 harvest results. Additionally, the FiberMax Maximizer Club™, now in its third year, recognized growers with dryland cotton fields yielding at least 1,000 pounds per acre with FiberMax varieties. The combined event was held during the 2019 …

2019 Mid-South Farm and Gin Show

The 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show was held March 1 & 2, 2019 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Sponsored by Southern Cotton Ginners Association and Foundation and Delta Farm Press, the show regularly attracts approximately 20,000 domestic and international decision-makers. This virtual ag newsroom, sponsored by FMC Agricultural Solutions, includes links to photos and audio content available …

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2019 BASF APT Summit

The first virtual ag newsroom of 2019 features the inaugural BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit. This program takes place just prior to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. The program includes sharing 2018 APT information and the announcement of new 2019 cotton varieties. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for …

BASF Celebrate Cotton 2018

The annual Celebrate Cotton Texas Tech football game provided the perfect opportunity for BASF to show off its branded BASF Seed Innovation Center Attendees were provided with tours that included both the Trait Development Building and the BASF Crop Analytics laboratory. After the tours media were able to meet with BASF leadership for one on one interviews. Then it was …

Milan No-Till Field Day

The Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is one of the most far-ranging agricultural field days in the nation. This year’s event started out with cool weather and a good crowd. Tours cover topics as diverse as row crop sustainability, beef cattle production, natural resource management and precision agriculture. A total of 16 tours are on the agenda. “Although we’ve …

Stoneville Varieties Featured at Sunbelt Expo Field Day

The Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day brought hundreds of farmers from Georgia and surrounding states. The event let’s you see demonstration plots with the latest innovative research, and visit with industry and university researchers to get up-to-date information on topics such as new seed and forage varieties, irrigation and water management, crop protection, soil fertility and precision agriculture. Stoneville took …

2018 Farm & Gin Show

The 66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show takes place in Memphis, Tennessee March 2-3, 2018. The farm show focuses on crops grown in this region with special interest and history centered around cotton. This virtual ag newsroom was possible because of the support of our sponsor, FMC. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available …

Bayer Showcases Cotton and Peanuts

The peanut and cotton crops are looking especially good right now in Georgia and with harvest still about two weeks away farmers are hopeful Hurricane Irma will spare them. “Harvest season is always critical and you can have a great year and it all be ruined by one hurricane,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer Southeast region technical service rep, during a …

USDA Reports Record High Soybean Acreage, Corn Acres Down

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is estimating a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans planted in the U.S. for 2017. That’s up seven percent from last year. Corn acres are looking to be down about three percent. All cotton acreage for 2017 is estimated at 12.1 million acres, 20 percent above last year, while all wheat planted …