Short Line Manufacturing Launches Ripper Bedder
Short Line Manufacturing of Shaw, Miss., has announced the commercial release of its new Ripper/Bedder with one-inch parabolic shanks. The new equipment also has BlueJet 20-inch coulters and floating Buster Tool Bar.
It is available in any row pattern available with a 5 by 7 tool bar frame.
For additional information, contact Dennis Shaw at (662) 754-6858.
Deltapine, West Texas Gins To Support Local FFA Chapters
Deltapine and cotton gins across West Texas have teamed up to support the Texas FFA Association in providing educational opportunities for members about the importance of cotton yields and production in Texas.
The program is open to chapters in FFA Area I and Area II in West Texas and includes a video contest for FFA members and a sweepstakes for cotton producers. The prizes awarded in the video contest and sweepstakes combined could result in up to $10,000 of cash donation to West Texas FFA chapters.
FFA members will visit a gin and interview farmers or ginners during harvest season. For additional information, interested parties can visit www.CottonVideoContest.com.
Amadas Industries Offers Round Module Handler,
Stalker Puller/Chopper For New Crop Season
Amadas Industries has announced the commercial release of its new RMH 1000 and RMH 1010 Round Module Handlers for cotton harvesting, as well as the Hi-Speed Cotton Stalk Puller/Chopper system.
In the Round Module Handler, each fork is effectively supported, and its movement controlled by four rollers with hardened, greasable steel bushings on a 6” by 6” square tubing lower arm. Ground and truck bed contact is reduced, allowing for a smoother pickup and module release.
The Cotton Stalk Puller/Chopper provides a unique, integrated system for extracting harvest cotton stalks, in-cluding the root system, and then chopping them into smaller pieces.
The major advantage of this new system over conventional mowing, is that the crop’s root system is removed, which allows a more effective breakup of the life cycle of insects and diseases that overwinter in the remaining stalk.
For more information on both of these items, interested parties should go to www.amadas.com or call (219) 439-2217.
Ag Secretary Vilsack Announces Appointments To Cotton Board
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of 19 members and 19 alternates to the Cotton Board. All appointees will serve three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2011 and ending Dec. 31, 2013
Re-appointed producer members:
V. Larkin Martin, Courtland, Ala.
Edward E. Dement, Sikeston, Mo.
Dwight W. Menefee, Lake Arthur, N.M.
Arthur W. James, Jr., Sumter, S.C.
Willie L. German, Jr., Somerville, Tenn.
Madison Farmer, Lamesa, Texas.
Craig D. Shook, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Re-appointed brand/retailer members:
Gary E. Ross, Yardley, Pa.
Werner Bieri, Jefferson, Ga.
John D. Clark, Los Angeles, Calif.
Arlene M. Eastwood, Neptune, N.J.
A. Mark Neuman, Champaign, Ill.
Peter M. McGrath, Plano, Texas.
Newly appointed producer members:
David J. DeFelix, Campellton, Fla.
James L. Webb, Leary, Ga.
Suzanne R. Douhard, Harper, Kan.
Clint D. Abernathy, Altus, Okla.
Lance V. Everett, Stony Creek, Va.
Newly appointed brand/ retailer member:
Michael D. Wallace, Bentonville, Ark.
Re-appointed producer alternate members:
Walter L. Corcoran, Eufaula, Ala.
Jack L. Joy, Artesia, N.M.
Robert D. Robbins, Altus, Okla.
Larry W. Rice, Covington, Tenn.
Kenneth W. Dierschke, San Angelo, Texas.
Debra R. Barrett, Edroy, Texas.
Re-appointed brand/retailer alternate members:
Sarah F. Kay, Charlotte, N.C.
Helga L. Ying, San Francisco, Calif.
Newly appointed producer alternate members:
Alan J. Edwards, Jay, Fla.
Michael S. Moore, Elko, Ga.
Thomas L. Lahey, Moscow, Kan.
George L. Rone, Portageville, Mo.
Francis G. Darby Jr., Chester, S.C.
Marvin L. Everett III, Capron, Va.
Newly appointed brand/retailer alternate
Rajiv Malik, Corte Madera, Calif.
Barbara A. Rozsas, Garnet Valley, Pa.
Patricia M. Reber, Plymouth, Minn.
Laura M. Anderson, New York, N.Y.
Marilyn C. Kloner, New York, N.Y.
For additional information, go to www.cottonboard.com.