Focus on Cotton

  • Rainfed Cotton Production on the Texas High Plains: Opportunities for Sustainable Production February 6, 2020
    Rainfed cotton production is expanding in many regions around the world. Expansion is due to both physical (declining aquifers and surface water resources) and socio-political factors (reallocation of water to urban areas). The Texas High Plains is the largest contiguous cotton producing region in the world. The Ogallala aquifer provides irrigation water for this region, […]
  • 67th Annual West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference February 3, 2020
    Audio-visual webcasts of the 67th Annual West Texas Ag Chemicals Institute Conference held in Lubbock, Texas, on September 11, 2019, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • MSU Row Crop Short Course February 3, 2020
    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 2 - 4, 2019, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton December 31, 2019
    Interest in producing sustainable cotton continues to grow across all facets of the supply chain. By adopting a soil health management system, producers can help the cotton industry meet sustainability goals while improving productivity and reducing the environmental impact of farming operations. This presentation will explain how the Soil Health Institute has partnered with Wrangler […]
  • Bollworm Bt Resistance and Management December 31, 2019
    Over the past few years, cotton and corn growers and consultants have been reporting increasing incidences of Helicoverpa zea, bollworms/earworms, successfully feeding and causing injury to Bt cotton and corn. Since 2015, we have been conducting surveys across the southern U.S. of H. zea for resistance to key Bt toxins, Cry1Ac, Cry1F, Cry2Ab2 and Vip3A. […]
  • Efficacy of Recovery Sprays to Auxin Injury on Cotton December 2, 2019
    Auxin-resistant traits in cotton have become widely embraced across the Cotton Belt for management of glyphosate-resistant and other troublesome weeds. With this new adoption, off-target movement and spray tank contamination have become major concerns for growers, especially in southern and eastern Texas, where both XtendFlex and Enlist Cotton have significant market shares. The objective of […]
  • Grower Citizen Science Project December 2, 2019
    There are many challenges facing cotton growers in west Texas. These include climate extremes, related to temperatures and drought, but also dwindling groundwater supplies. The information provided in the presentation is the result of a grower citizen science project that is aimed at helping growers face those challenges. This presentation will help consultants, county agents, […]
  • Manure and Cover Crop Management Practices on Dryland No-till Cotton System in Mississippi November 25, 2019
    Cotton is grown largely on alluvial floodplain soils in the Mississippi Delta region, but a significant amount of cotton is also grown under no-till systems on upland soils that are marginal in organic matter and vulnerable to erosion. In the subhumid southeastern United States, the rapid decomposition of initially low levels of cotton residue limits […]
  • Implementing No-till and Cover Crops in Texas Cotton Systems November 11, 2019
    Soil health has garnered much attention over the past few years, bringing topics such as no-till, cover crops, regenerative agriculture, and soil biology among others to the forefront. Implementation of conservation practices has typically lagged in cotton compared to other major crops in the US. Producers continue to have questions about whether conservation agriculture is […]
  • Introduction of Cotton leaf roll dwarf-like Polerovirus into the United States: High-Throughput Discovery, Identification, and Genomic Comparisons September 20, 2019
    The purposes of this presentation are to raise awareness about the recent introduction to the United States and the potential risks associated with outbreaks of exotic aphid-transmitted Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) and to alert the cotton industry of the likelihood that this disease will occur again during the 2019 cotton season in the […]