The National Cotton Council (NCC) has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2015 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program, sponsored by Bayer CropScience through a grant to The Cotton Foundation.
This year, Southeast producers will see operations in California on July 12-17; Mid-South producers will travel to Texas on July 26-31; Western producers will visit Georgia on August 2-7; and Southwest producers will travel to Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi on August 16-21.
Now entering its 27th year, the P.I.E. program provides cotton producers the opportunity to maximize production efficiency by gaining new perspectives in fundamental practices like land preparation, planting, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and harvesting; and by observing firsthand diverse farming practices and the unique ways in which their innovative peers in other parts of the country have adopted new and existing technology.
The NCC Member Services staff, in conjunction with local producer interest organizations, selects participants and conducts the P.I.E program. Upon completion of this year’s tours, more than 1,100 U.S. cotton producers will have been exposed to innovative production practices in regions different than their own through the program.
Source – National Cotton Council