ACSA Names Bill May As President
The Memphis-based American Cotton Shippers Association has announced the election of Bill May as president. The announcement was made at ACSA’s recent annual meeting in Washington.
May was named executive vice president of the organization in August of 2009. He will serve in his capacity as president and chief staff executive with oversight of the Memphis office, Washington operations and the ACSA International Cotton Institute located at the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis.
Elected as officers for ACSA were: Chairman, Philip R. Bogel, Toyo Cotton Co., Dallas, Texas; Vice Chairman, Richard L. Clarke, Cargill Cotton, Memphis, Tenn.; Vice Chairman, Eduardo Esteve, Dallas, Texas; and Immediate Past Chairman, Jordan Lea, Eastern Trading Co., Greenville, S.C.
Field Days Set For Memphis, Stoneville
July will be a busy month for field days and industry meetings. The Mid-South Ag Technology Field Day will be conducted at Agricenter International in Memphis, Tenn., on July 21, beginning at 7 a.m. and concluding at noon with lunch. On the same day, the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Miss., will conduct its annual crop field day at the Capps Center, beginning at 8 a.m.
Earlier in the week on July 18-19, the Southern Cotton Ginners Association will conduct its annual summer meeting at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark.
Registration Open For Texas Irrigation Expo
Registration is now open for the 2011 Texas Irrigation Expo on Dec. 9-10 at the McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, Texas. The meeting’s Web site has been updated with a general schedule as well as the sponsor/exhibitor information packet.
Admission to the Expo, exhibit hall and presentations is free and open to the public. Lunch is available on Friday for $5. A science contest for students will be held in conjunction with the Expo along with cash prizes for the winners. Additional information will be posted soon at www.texasirrigationexpo.org.
The Harlingen Irrigation District is coordinating this event as part of the state’s Agricultural Water Conservation Demonstration Initiative, which is funded through a grant from the Texas Water Development Board.
Syngenta Launches New Insecticide
Syngenta has announced the registration of Besiege insecticide for use on cotton, tobacco and pastures. A foliar application of Besiege offers fast knockdown and residual activity on key lepidopteran pests, including budworms and armyworms, as well as control of multiple stink bug species, according to a company statement.
“Besiege is a modern insecticide, combining two active ingredients at robust rates in a convenient premix formulation,” says John Koenig, Syngenta insecticide asset lead. “This product gives growers the benefit of multiple modes of action for consistent, high-level control.”