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ISSUE DATE: 11/08/2010

Farmer looks for sucess in new cotton variety

By Jennifer M. Latzke

There's no getting around the simple fact that growing cotton takes labor, crop inputs and cooperation from Mother Nature.

Today, growers look to biotechnology to simplify some of those input requirements. And, with this year's approval of Bayer CropScience's GlyTol cotton technology, farmers like David Foltz, of Idalou, Texas, have one more way to do just that.

Input savings

Just this past month Bayer received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval of GlyTol varieties for production in the United States in 2011. The first varieties to be released are suited for the growing Texas cotton patch around Lubbock, FM 9101GT and FM 9103GT. Earlier this year Bayer pushed back the release of these new GlyTol varieties because it was waiting on regulatory approval from Japan, which is a major trading partner for cottonseed by-products. That approval finally came this October.

Similar to Roundup Ready Flex cotton from Monsanto, GlyTol cotton is resistant to applications of glyphosate, but it uses a different gene and promoter, according to the company. GlyTol cotton gives growers the option to select any brand or formulation of glyphosate herbicide labeled for use on cotton--farmers are not restricted to just the Roundup brand. Additionally, the application window is greater, which boosts management flexibility for the producer.

For farmers like Foltz, this means they can make their herbicide selections based on price or efficacy, and the potential to save on cotton inputs is real.


NEWS

Ag foundation to hold annual meeting Nov. 18
Agri-Pulse pledges to ag program
CASNR alumni honored
Extension offers predator control analyses
Extension specialist gets Young Scholar Award
FSA announces 2011 DCP, ACRE enrollment
International farmers visit MCC farm
ISU honors alumni
KBA bioscience investments show growth
LEAD Fellowship applications available
OSU honors three Oklahomans as distinguished alumni
Search of farm found constitutional on appeal
Texas A&M names interim department head
USDA issues final DELAP program payments

CROPS

AFBF opposes federal water control bill
Agribusiness expo coming to Wichita
Agritourism offers new source of farm income
Applying anhydrous ammonia in the fall
ASA volunteers pack meals for Africa
ASA withdraws from Leonardy Academy initiative
Commodity symposium program set
Corn and soybeans compete for acreage in 2011
Corn research provides alternative to oil dependency
Crop adviser wins international honor
Dry weather affecting Arkansas crops
Extension to host farm drainage workshop
Fall harvest ahead of normal
Fall-applied herbicides provide residual weed control
Farmer looks for success in new cotton variety
Fighting SDS in soybeans
Finding sustainable alternatives for weed control
Forum will focus on natural resource management
ISA, ISU partner to battle sudden death syndrome in soybeans
K-State crops team wins regional contest
K-State soil professor honored
La Nina could keep Arkansas dry through May 2011
NAWG, USW host fall meetings
Nebraska Ag Classic
Nebraska Wheat serves at two Washington events
OSU testing Pocket Sensor
Partnership will foster High Plains conservation
Prairie Biomass Harvest Field Day set for Nov. 16
Program to cover wheat varieties
Registration open for ASA's Soybean Leadership College
Research investigates managing new race of stripe rust
Researchers find new switchgrass virus
Soy exports value reaches $21 billion
Soybean checkoff seeks nominations
Soybean weed field guide now available
Student measures ag's impact on land, water quality
Trade team shows interest in soybeans, corn
USB builds relationships in Asia
USDA announces biomass crop final rule
Volunteer pest detectors needed
Wait for cold soil temps before applying ammonia

LIVESTOCK

A successful Red Angus-Simmental field day at CSU Oct 23rd
American beef, pork promoted in Japan on iPhones
Angus advantage is growing
Animal scientist honored
Assess your calf housing
Beef industry developing long-range plans
Beef prices expected to stay up as supply shrinks
BMG hosts beef transportation training
Brucellosis found in bison on Ted Turner ranch
Bulls weighed for performance test
Carcass Data Project starts in December
Cattle Industry Convention, NCBA Trade Show
Cattlemen named Red Angus Commercial Producers of the Year
Champions named in 2010 American Royal Gelbvieh Show
Color is no guarantee of higher premiums
CSU beef cattle workshop is Dec. 13 and 14
DNR testing for bovine tuberculosis
Economist links corn supply to cattle prices
Ellison elected to national Red Angus board
Farmers embrace Japanese-style beef
Foundation seeks Jersey research proposals
Horsley elected to national Red Angus board
Junior college meats judging teams compete
Kansas Cattlemen host annual convention
Long-term demand will drive beef prices higher
Miller elected to national Red Angus board
Minimizing heat stress for calves
Morton to represent Region A Red Angus breeders
Most bulls pass recent breeding soundness exams
Natl. Shorthorn Show set for Nov. 13 to 15
NCBA says Vilsack ignored concerns
Pasturing cattle on wheat
Pelton honored as 2010 Red Angus Breeder of the Year
Ranch honored as Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year
Rancher elected to lead Red Angus
Record bull sale average at All-Breed Bull Sale
Red Angus Association of America holds conference
SGBI names new executive director
Sheep Management Seminar set for Dec. 4
Shorthorns name American Royal champion
Staying relevant in cattle care
Students participate in Dairy Challenge
Symposium features experts on beef cattle
TCFA focuses on GIPSA comments
Test cattle for bovine trich
University meats judging teams compete
USCA commends Vilsack on GIPSA rule process
USCA launches rancher program
Vet graduate gets federal loan waiver
Wyoming sees cattle market upswing
Youth compete in meats judging contest
Youth compete in the American Royal Market Goat Show
Youth compete in the American Royal Market Steer Show

EDITOR

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes
Who's in, who's out and what to watch for--again

COLUMNS

AGCO sponsors 18 FFA scholarships
Bovine veterinary students receive awards
CNH to resume production in Racine
Dads, lads and lassies
For Sale: GTO, broke to lead
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
Mycogen hybrids win forage awards
New gear pumps ideal for many applications
New system manages water
To the winners go the drawing tools

MARKETS

Ada livestock sales report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Bloomfield feeder cattle sales
Centerville feeder cattle auction
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Faith livestock auction report
Fall harvest ahead of normal
Farmers focus on fall field work
Ft. Smith livestock auction summary
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Harvest continues at above average pace
Harvest progress ahead of average
Hay trade mixed
Hay trade moderate to active
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington livestock auction report
Near normal temps seen
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala cattle auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Presho livestock auction report
Row crop harvest near completion
Salina livestock auction report
Significant progress made with harvest, winter wheat seeding
South Central direct sheep
Springfield livestock auction report
St. Onge livestock sales report
Tama feeder cattle report
Topsoil in short to adequate condition
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Weather system brings moisture to limited parts of state
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wet conditions temporarily slow harvest
Wheat seeding progressing
Wheat sees double-digit losses
Winter arrives
Wyobraska cattle auction report

RANGE

Disposing of used bale net wrap
Dung beetles do the dirty work
PLC elects new leadership, adopts new policy

FAMILY

Agri-entrepreneurs named at National FFA Convention
Alter recipes for healthier holiday eating
Autumn is when cookies fall into cookie jars
Berrett's facade makes it interesting
Control dandelions before winter
Deer, wild hog car collisions are costly
Fall is the season for maples
FFA member wins three national titles
Homemade holidays--Pumpkin treats to bake and share
Kansas baking tradition continues
K-State youth advocate wins national 4-H award
Meditation for 11-8-10
NMSU to host hoop house workshop
Protect landscape plants in winter
USDA awards grant for turf improvement

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