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In This Issue
Is Comeback Inevitable?
Futures Market, Rotation Positive For Cotton
Increase Expected In Southeast Acres
California Farmers Need Reliable Water Supply
Weather Events Affected 2009 Cotton Crop
New Varieties Show Promise
California Cotton Bounces Back
Cotton Finds A New Use In Wall Covering
Publisher's Note: Learning Lessons From The Past
Editor's Note: When Prices Improved, Producers Responded
Cotton's Agenda: Raise Your Conservation IQ
Specialists Speaking
Industry News
Industry Comments
Web Poll: Multiple Factors Affect Clear Vision
My Turn: Cotton’s Rebound In Georgia

Industry News

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Speakers Announced For Ga. Cotton Conference

A distinguished group of speakers has been announced for the Georgia Cotton Commission’s 3rd Annual Meeting on Jan. 27 in Tifton, Ga.

Slated to speak at the meeting are: Eddie Smith, National Cotton Council chairman; Kater Hake, Cotton Incorporated; Andy Warlick, Parkdale Mills; and Allen McLaurin, Southern Cotton Growers.

Scheduled to participate in a panel discussion are: Dave Albers, Monsanto; Steve Brown, Dow AgroSciences and Steve Nichols, Bayer CropScience.

Interested parties can still register for the conference by going online at For more information, call Richey Seaton or Karen Nikitopoulos at the Georgia Cotton Commission office at (478)

John Deere Introduces Premium Plus-50 Engine Oil

John Deere has introduced new Plus-50 II Premium Engine Oil for use in high-speed four-stroke diesel engines in heavy-duty agricultural and off-road equipment and lighter duty on-road vehicles. Plus-50 II replaces Plus-50 engine oil, which has been one of John Deere’s most widely used premium engine oils.

According to Sheri Barta, product line marketing manager for John Deere, Plus-50 II provides up to 500 hours of advanced lubrication performance in modern, low-emission engines and exceeds the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute Service Category CJ-4.

For more information, go online at

Fresno Preparing To Host Special Irrigation Seminar

Conducting proper timing and application of irrigation water means monitoring it effectively to make the most of every drop. The Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) at California State University, Fresno is holding a free event on Jan. 14 to help producers learn how soil and plant moisture monitoring techniques and equipment can help use water more efficiently while still maintaining a productive crop.

The workshop, Irrigation Water: Monitoring Tools to Make the Most Out of Every Drop, will show several soil and plant moisture monitoring systems that can be used to make the most of water supplies. Speakers from several different equipment companies will discuss their products and how they are used along with table displays of different equipment currently available to producers.

Anyone interested in attending this free event can register at or call (800) 845-6038.

Trimble Ready To Launch New AgGPS Software Program

Trimble has introduced the AgGPS EZ-Office 2010 software suite of products designed to help farmers easily map and manage field data, providing seamless field-to-office information management that works.

EZ-View, EZ-Office and EZ-Office Pro focus on data management in the office while EZ-Office Mobile software runs on the Trimble Nomad or Juno SB handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) computers in the field.

The new EZ-Office 2010 suite of software products is designed to help farmers and agronomists keep accurate and timely job records, allowing them to focus on critical field operations each day.

For more product information, visit

BASF To Co-Sponsor Scholarship For Ag Aviation

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) have unveiled a scholarship program designed to help its recipients pursue a career in agricultural aviation. BASF partnered with the NAAA to develop and establish the scholarship program. 

BASF will provide a $5,000 grant to the scholarship program each year for three years, beginning in 2011.

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