When folks in the cotton industry say polyester stinks, they now have the research to back the statement up.
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.
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.
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.
Rather than another “same song, second verse” scenario, the 2013 Cost of Ginning Cotton survey did provide a few surprises for the industry.
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.
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.
As drought conditions in Texas linger, cotton research companies ramp up their efforts for water efficiency.
Researchers at Bayer CropScience say new advances are yielding results in the hunt for nematode tolerant genes.
The Cotton Board’s Executive Committee has confirmed $80 million for funding of the 2015 Research and Promotion Program.