ASTA

ASTA Excited about CSS & Seed Expo Coming Next Week

Dan Field Crops, Seeds

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is aware of the various challenges facing today’s agriculture and food system. ASTA President and CEO, Andy Lavigne, says they are pushing that science based policies be made. And Lavigne is excited about the CSS & Seed Expo coming up next week. ASTA notes that CSS & Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry conference and this year’s event will …

peanut crop

Final 2021 Cotton, Peanut Crop Progress Reports

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released their final cotton and peanut crop progress reports for the 2021 season. In this report, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the pace of the nation’s cotton harvest is actually ahead of the five-year average. And Rippey notes peanut harvest is on par with last year at this time. In Alabama, cotton harvested as of …

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UGA Encourages Cotton Growers to Defoliate Crop

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team encourage producers that the time is now to go ahead and defoliate any remaining crop. The weather is not getting any warmer, says UGA Extension cotton agronomist Camp Hand. “In the next 14 days, I can count on three fingers the number of days that …