Texas Tech University researchers have discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil, strengthening cotton’s potential use as a natural sorbent for oil spills.
Two new webcasts focusing on minimizing sticky cotton through aphid and whitefly management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.
More than 200 partner companies have now joined the Cotton LEADS program since its launch in October 2013.
Two new webcasts focusing on crop protection and irrigation management have been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.
The cotton industry has joined the launch of a new agricultural supply chain program for U.S. commodity crops from Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture.
The Cotton Board’s Executive Committee has confirmed $80 million for funding of the 2015 Research and Promotion Program.
USDA is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on The Cotton Board.
New webcasts on fertilization and on management of Palmer amaranth have been added to the Focus on Cotton series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.
The recent influx of man-made fibers into blue jeans is not a good fit for many consumers, and could affect the care, wear and expected five-year longevity of their beloved blue jeans.
A new webcast focusing on cotton nutrition and a one-stop search tool that targets Extension cotton information from 17 states have been added to the Focus on Cotton webpage.