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.
A University of Georgia cotton breeder’s work to develop DNA markers for genes resistant to root knot nematodes is making solid progress.