Tagged sustainability


High Quality Draft Sequence of Upland Cotton Genome Released for Research

April 21, 2015

An international consortium has made a high-quality draft genome sequence of Upland cotton publicly available for cotton research.


Promising Start to BCI Sustainability Project in U.S.

December 19, 2014

Twenty-two farms in four states produced more than 26 million pounds of cotton lint in the first year of a pilot project in the U.S. by the Better Cotton Initiative.


An Open Letter to Neil Young

August 29, 2014

Dear Neil. Protecting their land is something cotton growers do every day. It’s not a fly-by Cause of the Day for them – although it might be for you.


Cotton Board Approves Funding for Cotton Incorporated, Elects New Officers

August 13, 2014

The Cotton Board voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2015 budget of $80 million to the Secretary of Agriculture.


Texas Tech Researchers Develop Low-Grade Cotton Mat for Oil Spill Cleanups

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.


Cotton LEADS Program Now Counts More Than 200 Partner Companies

July 24, 2014

More than 200 partner companies have now joined the Cotton LEADS program since its launch in October 2013.

Economists are Bullish On Cotton in 2014

Cotton Industry Joins New Supply Chain Sustainability Program

July 10, 2014

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.

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Product News

Deltapine Leads Cotton Varieties Planted in 2015

September 17, 2015

The USDA survey results are in, and Deltapine tops the rankings as the most popular cottonseed brand planted in the U.S. in 2015.

Product News

Falcon Adds Two New Automated Precision Soil Samplers

August 28, 2015

Falcon Soil Technology has added two new automated soil sampling systems to its product lineup.

Product News

HUMA GRO Adds New Boron Liquid Nutrient Formulation for Crops

August 28, 2015

BORO-MAX, a new boron 10 percent liquid nutrient formulation, is now available from HUMA GRO.

Product News

On-Farm Research Helps Ease Grower Questions About Enlist System

July 31, 2015

Southern cotton and soybean growers who have worked with the Enlist Weed Control System in on-farm research plots are now sharing their experiences.

Product News

Nufarm Introduces Panther SC Herbicide

July 24, 2015

Nufarm is introducing Panther SC herbicide, a new broad-spectrum herbicide for use in cotton and other Southern row crops.

Product News

USDA Deregulates Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Cotton Trait

July 23, 2015

The USDA has deregulated Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist cotton trait in the United States.

Product News

Ratting Out Copper Theft

June 10, 2015

A simple alarm technology is helping to stop copper thieves who target irrigation systems.

Product News

EPA Approves New Premix for 2016 for Cotton, Soybean Weed Control

May 29, 2015

Cotton and soybean growers will have a new weed control option in 2016 with Warrant Ultra Herbicide, a premix of acetochlor and fomesafen.

Latest News

Cotton Companion Episode 6 – Making Quality Cotton Pay Off for the U.S.

October 7, 2015

U.S. cotton growers have been providing the world with quality cotton for years. In the latest episode of The Cotton


Sanders Expands Missouri Bootheel Operations

October 7, 2015

Jimmy Sanders has acquired MRM Agricultural Service, located in East Prairie, MO.

Insect Control

USDA Exploring New Options for Pink Bollworm Control

October 6, 2015

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is using remotely piloted aircraft to help eliminate small-scale outbreaks of pink bollworm.


ICAC Expects Stable World Cotton Trade in 2015/16

October 5, 2015

The International Cotton Advisory Committee has released its latest projections for world cotton trade.


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

October 5, 2015

Negotiations have successfully concluded for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.


Prolonged Rainfall in Carolinas Causes Seed Sprouting

October 5, 2015

The rainy spell that has soaked North Carolina for more than a week is creating problems for the state’s cotton growers.


Arkansas Now Debt-Free for Boll Weevil Eradication

October 5, 2015

The state of Arkansas is not only boll weevil-free, but is also now debt-free when it comes to its eradication efforts.

Market Analysis

Market Determined to Defend 60 Cent Mark

October 2, 2015

Cotton prices had another lousy week, a poor month and a miserable third quarter. But the market is still working hard to protect the 60 cent mark.


2016 Upland Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Rate Set

October 2, 2015

The marketing assistance loan rate for 2016-crop base quality upland cotton will be set at 52 cents per pound.


ICA Bremen Brings Cotton Classing Training to Korea

September 30, 2015

ICA Bremen took its Cotton Classing training course to Korea in early September.

Disease Control / Nematodes

Researchers Discover Link to Nematode Activity

September 30, 2015

Scientists at the University of Missouri and the University of Bonn in Germany have found a genetic link to a hormone that nematodes use for feeding.