Farmers Coop Assn of Sudan and Farmers Coop Gin of Amherst Merge To Form Texas Producers Coop in Sudan.
On Monday, May 2nd, Directors and Shareholders from the Farmers Coop of Sudan met in a special meeting to determine the future of the Sudan Gin and the Farmers Coop Gin of Amherst.
The Board of Directors for the Amherst Coop had previously voted to join the Sudan Coop and a vote was cast to complete the merger on Monday night. The merger was approved by a vote of 154 to 43 by the Sudan shareholders.
Along with the merger, Guyle Roberson the Amherst gin manager, was named the head of the newly formed Texas Producers Coop which will be located in Sudan.
Comment period closes May 31st on EPA discussion of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend for Cotton and Soybeans.
There’s still time for you to submit your comments to the EPA regarding the amended application of Monsanto’s M1691 Dicamba Herbicide for use on dicamba tolerant cotton and soybeans.
“This is an issue of high public interest and concern so the Agency feels it is important to get feedback from stakeholders before a final decision is reached,” a memo created by the Director of the EPA states. The original comment period was from 03/31/2016 to 04/30/2016 but the EPA felt it needed more time to consider the amended application. The public comment period has produced over 3400 comments which range from approval to disapproval. Visit www.regulations.gov to submit your comment by May 31st.
AgriLife Extension entomologist: Monitor and treat early for cotton thrips
The most critical time for controlling thrips is the first two weeks after plant emergence, said Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo.
“It is important to control thrips before there is significant damage,” Bynum said. “Research has shown that if you use foliar insecticides and wait until you see damage or until you make an herbicide spray, the damage from thrips has already been done.”
With thrips, feeding generally occurs in the new terminal growth and on the underside of leaves, causing stunted plants, deformed crinkled leaves that curl upward, and terminal loss, he said.