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2021 Beltwide moves to virtual format, registration opens

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The National Cotton Council will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences virtually on Jan. 5-7, 2021, (Tuesday-Thursday) due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19’s spread. Beltwide, coordinated by the NCC, annually brings together university and U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers, regulatory agencies, Extension personnel/agents, consultants and industry sales/support personnel to exchange information about new products and production/processing systems that can be ... Read More »

Texas A&M plans fall CEU conference for Robstown, Oct. 15

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a fall CEU conference Oct. 15 in Robstown. The conference will be from 8 a.m.-2:40 p.m. CDT at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. Both in-person and virtual participation options are available. “The Fall CEU Conference is an excellent opportunity for Coastal Bend producers to receive relevant and ... Read More »

Consumers are driving move to more sustainable cotton in California

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Consumers who purchase luxury cotton textiles want more than cool, soft, absorbent fabric. Increasingly, they demand clothing made from fiber grown using ecologically sound practices and they’re willing to pay for it, said speakers representing the textile industry at a University of California Cooperative Extension webinar on Healthy Soils for Healthy Profits. A recording of the three-hour Sept. 17 webinar ... Read More »

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet

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Researchers at Washington State University have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, could spread and find ideal habitat both in the United States and globally. Sharing their discoveries in a newly published article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team found that if the world’s largest hornet ... Read More »