Focus on Cotton

  • Benchmarking Sustainability Performance Utilizing the Fieldprint Platformto Document and DemonstrateContinuous Improvement May 1, 2018
    The Fieldprint Platform is a pioneering assessment framework that empowers brands, retailers, suppliers and farmers at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure the environmental impacts of commodity crop production and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Farmers can access this free and confidential tool through the online Fieldprint Calculator or through associated farm-management software […]
  • MSU Row Crop Short Course March 26, 2018
    Audio-visual webcasts of the MSU Row Crop Short Course held at the Cotton Mill Conference Center near the campus of Mississippi State University on December 4 - 6, 2017, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • Use and Effectiveness of Nematicides to Manage Nematodes in Cotton February 15, 2018
    Plant-parasitic nematodes are of the most important, yield-limiting pathogens that affect cotton production in the southern United States. As result of this importance the chemical industry has marketed and registered a few new nematicides in cotton. This presentation will introduce these new nematicides, provide some information on efficacy, and how they perform in the field […]
  • 65th Annual West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference February 13, 2018
    Audio-visual webcasts of the 65th Annual West Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference held in Lubbock, Texas, on September 13, 2017, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated. The event's sessions and panel discussion cover a range of topics including: A Texas IPM Program Update, Smart Machines for Weed Control and […]
  • The Value of Rotations - Lessons Learned Corn-Cotton Rotations and the Mississippi Centennial Rotation January 2, 2018
    Crop rotations and green manure crops date back to the 1700's in some areas and were prominent in the US in the early 20th century. As animal agriculture decreased and mechanization increased, the need for livestock feed decreased and highly profitable crops to sell gained prominence and a larger portion on the landscape. In more […]
  • Achieving Soil Health in Cotton Production Systems December 31, 2017
    Agricultural production systems are continuously evolving to meet the demands of society. Making farming systems more sustainable in the eyes of the public may be good for addressing environmental quality issues, but is it good for production? This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the Southern U.S. cotton-producing states understand the science […]
  • Practical Approaches for Mitigating Insecticide Resistance December 29, 2017
    Insects that are exposed to insecticides will eventually develop resistance. This presentation focuses on general management strategies that can be taken once resistance develops. While the management strategies are general, the presentation focuses on three case studies in cotton, to help with specific application of the principles: bollworm, tarnished plant bug, and tobacco thrips. These […]
  • Integrated Management of Verticillium Wilt of Cotton November 6, 2017
    Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is an economically important disease of cotton. This presentation will help consultants, growers and other practitioners in the Southwestern Unites States identify Verticillium wilt and reduce the alleviate the impact of the disease through variety selection and changing agronomic practices. In this presentation, practitioners will learn […]
  • Drift Reduction Techniques November 4, 2017
    Particle drift from spraying pesticide can be triggered by a number of factors, including the wind, nozzle type, and even the formulation. This presentation will help growers, consultants, and industry professionals reduce vapor and particle drift from pesticides in order to mitigate potential injury to non-targeted vegetation near the spray site, as well as wildlife […]
  • Contamination: Textile Mill Perspective October 22, 2017
    Contamination could be the biggest threat to the value of U.S. cotton. Could that statement actually be true? What is happening today when a textile mill somewhere around the world receives a shipment of U.S. cotton? What are they complaining about and why? Reports are showing that complaints about contamination in U.S. cotton has been […]