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Resource Directory

Tap directly into the extensive research library of Cotton Incorporated. Here, you can filter your results by category, sort them by date and select your preferred media type to streamline the resources you see.

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June 27, 2022

Large-Plot Variety Trial Data Visualization and Access

Cotton variety results are provided from on-farm large-plot variety trials. These trials are conducted by the Extension Cotton Specialists with the cooperation of growers within each state.  The link goes to a tool that allows you to visualize the data for selected years and locations and also provides the ability to download data for your […]

May 12, 2022

What cotton growers should ask–and why–when it comes to carbon (Details)

Carbon markets to sell carbon offsets are now in place to help address greenhouse gas emissions.  There are opportunities for farmers to participate in carbon markets and this document provides information on what should be considered before committing to any program.  This 14-page report provides details and background information on carbon markets available and is […]

May 12, 2022

What to Know About Carbon Markets (Summary)

Carbon markets to sell carbon offsets are now in place to help address greenhouse gas emissions.  There are opportunities for farmers to participate in carbon markets and this document provides information on what should be considered before committing to any program.  This 5-page summary provides the most critical information and there is also a more […]

April 1, 2022

Module Feeder Inspection System for Plastic Contamination: Alternative Design

This report describes the design and operation of an module feeder inspection system that provides ginners an instantaneous view of the dispersing cylinders in a cotton gin module feeder.  This is an alternative design to a previously published report.  Images are provided by network IP cameras installed in the back wall of a module feeder […]

March 15, 2022

US Cotton Trust Protocol

Trust in a Smarter Cotton Future. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® sets a new standard for more sustainably grown cotton. It brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in key sustainability metrics.

February 1, 2022

Forty Years of Increasing Cotton’s Water Productivity

Over the last 40 years the amount of irrigation water used by cotton in the United States has decreased while yields have increased leading to a large increase in crop water productivity (CWP).  This detailed review article documents practices adopted by cotton producers that have led to this improvement was well as strategies to maintain […]

November 29, 2021

Cotton Harvest Data Download Utility V2

UPDATED June, 2021 for new security protocols and minor bug fix update on August 15, 2022. Newer cotton harvesters from John Deere have the option of directly transmitting module serial numbers and other associated information directly to the “MyJohnDeere” website in the form of a Harvest ID files. The Cotton Harvest File Download Utility may […]

November 1, 2021

State Variety Trial Data

Access performance data from 17 states that conduct cotton variety trials. Performance data includes lint yield, fiber quality traits and other important agronomic traits.

May 1, 2021

Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator

This calculator provides guidance for cotton planting timing based on weather conditions. The map defaults to North Carolina but can be used across the U.S.

May 1, 2021

Texas IPM Newsletters and Blogs

Integrated pest management agents across Texas contribute articles and insights to the Texas IPM Program’s newsletter and blog.

May 1, 2021

Managing Plant Population in Cotton

High seed costs have made selecting the correct plant population even more important in recent years. This paper uses several different plant population studies conducted with different varieties and environments to provide a summary of how plant population can impact cotton yields.

May 1, 2021

Focus on Cotton

Twice-monthly webcasts address timely cotton management issues. This is a collaborative project between Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network.