Dr. Carl Anderson, considered Texas’ leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation’s leading cotton analysts, passed away August 30 at the age of 83.
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.
Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Larry Steckel says there’s a lot of interest in aerial seeding of cover crops into standing crops this fall to help with weed suppression next spring.
Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State Extension cotton specialist, says that when growers see the first cracked boll in their cotton fields, it’s time to terminate their irrigation program.
Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee Extension entomologist, says that growers who record the date of cutout can start counting down the days until treatments for some insect pests can be ended.
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.
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.
Tyson Raper is the new Extension cotton and small grains specialist for the University of Tennessee.