September 16, 2014
When folks in the cotton industry say polyester stinks, they now have the research to back the statement up.
September 4, 2014
Bayer CropScience has opened its newest cotton research facility – a $17 million, 76,000-square foot state-of-the-art greenhouse and headhouse addition to its existing site at Agricenter International in Memphis, TN.
September 1, 2014
The Walmart Foundation has awarded more than $470,000 in funding to a Texas Tech University Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute research project to study more efficient ways for indigo dyeing of cotton yarns.
August 31, 2014
The Weed Science Society of America will conduct a national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds in Washington, D.C., on September 10, including a live webcast of the event for those unable to attend in person.
August 28, 2014
Rather than another “same song, second verse” scenario, the 2013 Cost of Ginning Cotton survey did provide a few surprises for the industry.
August 7, 2014
A recent AgriLife Research study showed that growers who were not utilizing LEPA sprinkler systems in their irrigation program could be losing up to $100 per acre in yield.
July 31, 2014
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.
July 1, 2014
As drought conditions in Texas linger, cotton research companies ramp up their efforts for water efficiency.
Around The Gin
November 17, 2014
No brand of cotton seed was planted on more acres in 2014 than Deltapine. So it stands to reason that the company’s variety researchers are preparing to introduce monumental changes to their seed lineup in 2015.
November 10, 2014
Monsanto, Sumitomo Chemical and Valent U.S.A. have agreed to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform for U.S. cotton and soybeans.
October 28, 2014
Grow Ag Leaders is offering more than $500,000 in college scholarships to students interested in agricultural careers. The program is available in 40 states, including many throughout the Cotton Belt.
October 21, 2014
Platform Specialty Products has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Arysta LifeScience for approximately $3.51 billion.
November 28, 2014
According to USDA's 2014 Farm Sector Income Forecast report, net farm income for the year is projected to be down more than 23 percent from 2013.
November 26, 2014
The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation trial results for the South, East and Central Regions of Texas are now available from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
November 25, 2014
The National Cotton Council and other U.S. agricultural associations have joined together in a letter asking President Obama to intervene with union and maritime organizations to restore West Coast ports to full operation while they continue negotiations.
November 21, 2014
The recent COTTON USA Sourcing USA Summit brought representatives from global sourcing companies together with the U.S. cotton industry to discuss the advantages of U.S.-grown cotton.
Raising More Profit
November 19, 2014
U.S. cotton growers can make their fiber more desirable – and potentially more profitable – in the global market by producing the higher quality that cotton mills and consumers want and by marketing their fiber through the e3 cotton program.
November 18, 2014
According to the Business Standard, government officials in India, China and Pakistan are working to put programs in place to protect their countries’ growers in the face of falling cotton prices.
November 18, 2014
A new webcast focusing on whitefly and virus management has been added to the Focus on Cotton online webcast resource.