Archive for February, 2015
Due to harsh winter weather, the Northeast North Carolina Irrigation and Drainage Meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 17 has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 5.
Brake Herbicide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for control of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (pigweed) in six cotton producing states. (45,000 acres in North Carolina)
DTN Senior Analyst, Darin Newsom, takes an in-depth look at the U.S. cotton market.
Velum Total will be an in-furrow, at-plant product, said Lee Hall, Bayer CropScience product manager, during an interview at the Beltwide Cotton conferences. “It will go out with an in-furrow spray and controls early season insects, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and we have not found a nematode yet that Velum Total does not have an impact on.” (Slated for release in NC in 2016.)
Farmers are among the biggest users of the Section 179 tax break, which helps smaller businesses immediately offset higher equipment costs on tax returns.
Unmanned aerial vehicle operators will have a new set of rules to abide by if proposed regulations released Sunday by the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation are approved.
The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2015 boll weevil assessment at $1 per acre of cotton, keeping the fee the same as in 2014.
The White House is threatening to veto a House bill that would make permanent the Section 179 expensing allowance that is widely used by farmers to buy tractors and other agricultural equipment.
The 2014/15 U.S. cotton estimates show lower domestic mill use and higher exports compared with last month.