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Cotton Delivers
Seeking Help From Capitol Hill
Irrigation...It’s All About Timing
Production Conference: Smorgasbord Of Topics
World Ag Expo Honors Ten New Products
It Pays To Work With Your Lender
Leaf Spot Problem Increases In Georgia
Fall Burndown Helps Control Pigweed
Editor's Note: Looking Back On An Unusual Season
Cotton's Agenda: Active In All Arenas
Specialists Speaking
Industry News
Industry Comments
Web Poll: ‘Dance With The One That Brung Ya’
My Turn: Congregating At The Gin

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Topcon Expands GSM Network Coverage

Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has released a new Real Time Kinematic (RTK) module for the Topcon AGI-3 receiver that includes the capability of receiving data from a radio base station or cell modem connected to GSM networks. The new AGA3928 module replaces the current AGA3677 module.

This new RTK module includes both an internal, spread-spectrum 915 MHz modem for receiving data from a radio base station and a US GSM cell modem for receiving data from cellular data networks such as CORS or TopNET.

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Lubbock Electric Enters Into Strategic Alliance

With N. American Electric North American Electric, Inc., has  entered into a strategic alliance with Lubbock Electric Company to market its Vertical Hollow Shaft Irrigation Motors as the first step in a larger relationship.

Lubbock Electric has been appointed as the Master Distributor, Distribution Center and Sales Agent for North American Electric products. Per the agreement, Lubbock Electric will maintain a dedicated warehouse operation of North American motors in Lubbock, Texas.

According to David Hackman, vice president of North American Electric, Inc., “aligning ourselves with the right partner is absolutely critical in order for us to enter the Lubbock market.”

Preparations Continue For Ga. Cotton Conference

Plans are underway for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 3rd Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus Conference Center. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Commission’s Georgia Cotton Prod-uction Workshop.

These two programs will provide a full day of learning for Georgia’s cotton producers, as well as a chance to learn how their checkoff dollars work for them. Reports will be given by researchers and industry leadership.

Co-sponsors of the conference are: Bayer CropScience, Case IH, Crop Production Services, Delta & Pine Land, DuPont Crop Protection, PhytoGen, Southeast AgNet, Triangle Chemical and Valent.

Free registration is available from Dec. 1 through Jan. 18 online at

Monsanto Breaks Ground On Texas Research Facility

Cotton farmers on the High Plains are always looking for ways to improve their farm’s profit potential, and two of the biggest opportunities for farmers to do that are to increase yield potential and produce better quality fiber.

Those are the goals of Monsanto Company’s $10.5 million research “megasite” in Lubbock, where the company broke ground.

The megasite will provide a central point for the company’s breeding and testing programs in the High Plains region.

The Monsanto Texas Cotton Research Center is being developed on a 12.2-acre site within the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance Business Park.

Texas Tech To Host Textile Conference In India

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will host the 6th annual international conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwovens and Technical Textiles, (ATNT) 2009.

The event, held in collaboration with Bannari Amman Institute of Technology in India (BIT), will run Dec. 7-9 at the institute’s campus in Sathyamangalam, state of Tamilnadu, South India.

The conference, which will feature papers from natural fibers to fashion design, is expected to attract an international audience of more than 250 people from several countries. For more information, interested parties can visit

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