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Farmers evaluating new cotton seed technology

The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program kicks off its eighth season with nearly 200 farmers planting and evaluating pre-commercial Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton variety candidates for the Deltapine Class of 2016.

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Expect water lawsuit to be an example of more to come

Odessa Subarea Irrigators and the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) in Washington state have filed a lawsuit against the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) in the Eastern District of Washington U.S. District Court.

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Suggestions to reduce spray drift

Before spraying your crop, consider these 10 pointers to help reduce particle spray drift. The importance of keeping crop protectant applications on target continues to be at the forefront of growers’ minds as well as people neighboring the farms.

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Six tips to creating peerless value at work

Given the rapid pace of change in most organizations, it is likely that you have—at least on occasion—considered the value you add (and what you have invested in it). Value is the return on investment benefit that your company enjoys because of your unique contribution to clients, colleagues and work product. It also includes things like how you enhance the company brand, introduce innovative approaches or facilitate breakthrough solutions that impact the bottom-line. The degree of value you uniquely bring to your company is directly correlated with your irreplaceability.

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Sorghum is still an option for 2015

Even in the drought conditions facing many South Dakota farmers this spring, there are crops which can survive, explained Ruth Beck, SDSU Extension agronomy field specialist.

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Can California turf and shrubs be saved?

California Gov. Jerry Brown seems to have been criticized from all sides for issuing new restrictions on water use in California. First, the public took exception with the fact that agriculture wasn’t limited more, and then those representing the turf and ornamental industry contended that keeping grass and shrubs alive wasn't being taken into account.

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Seven steps to managing sugarcane aphids

Sugarcane aphid was first seen as a pest of sorghum in Alabama in 2014. It cost sorghum producers a lot of money due to cost of control as well as in yield losses in spite of control. In the past week or so, sugarcane aphid has been found on Johnsongrass in southeastern Arkansas as well as in Johnsongrass and sorghum in Texas.

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