Focus on Cotton

  • Great Plains Cotton Conference March 19, 2020
    Audio-visual webcasts of the Great Plains Cotton Conference held at the Red Roof Inn and Conference Center in Wichita, Kansas on February 25 - 26, 2020, are now available on PMN thanks to the support of Cotton Incorporated.
  • U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol March 3, 2020
    The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a voluntary farm-level program designed to engage growers in continuous improvement. The program is being launched with the purpose of meeting the sustainability needs of the textile supply chain. While keeping individual producer information strictly confidential, the program will provide aggregate data to the textile supply chain which includes: […]
  • 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 […]