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Cotton On Mars In The Future?

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The idea of growing cotton on Mars seems farfetched right now, but the future of cotton production and harvest has changed rapidly in the past 10 years. Today, Cotton Incorporated and Southeast researchers are developing technology for an army of small autonomous robots, often called swarm bots, that could revolutionize the way cotton is harvested, making it more efficient and ... Read More »

Bollworm Resistance In Dual-Gene Bt Cotton

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By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications — Cotton is susceptible to a wide range of pests, so it’s only natural that insect management is one of the highest variable costs associated with producing the crop. This year, as growers prepare for the upcoming cotton growing season, entomologists across the Cotton Belt are calling attention to an emerging pest ... Read More »

Efforts Influence Decisions To Use Cotton In Products

BY STACEY GORMAN COTTON BOARD DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Cotton Incorporated is composed of multiple divisions, all working together to increase the demand for and profitability of cotton from farm to retail. Although each division has its own niche mission, they all play an important role in keeping cotton viable for years to come. Cotton Incorporated’s Global Supply Chain Marketing division ... Read More »

Cotton Incorporated And Archroma Redefine ‘100% Cotton’

By Stacey Gorman Cotton Board, Director of Communications The Cotton Research and Promotion Program aims to innovate cotton throughout the supply chain — from growing the crop to the processing and finishing of the final cotton garment. Cotton Incorporated has partnered with Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, to use dye made from cotton to color 100 ... Read More »

2018 Seed Variety Guide

Yield, Quality And Traits The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2018 includes a host of high-yielding, good quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners on pages 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16 in the annual Seed Variety Guide published by Cotton Farming. Discuss priorities ... Read More »

Cotton Producers Have Renewed Faith

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By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board, Director of Communications Last year, The Cotton Board launched a new multimedia campaign directed toward cotton producers with the hopes of giving them the confidence needed to renew their faith in the crop. The “Renew Your Faith in Cotton” campaign (renew.cottonboard.org) was launched at a time when cotton was entering new territory — a time ... Read More »

Research & Promotion New Ad Campaign: Leave Comfort To Clothes

Cotton Incorporated is charged with promoting cotton to consumers. It does this through a wide variety of tactics, the most well known of which is advertising. The advertising climate in today’s world is changing and challenging. Companies must be able to find cost-effective programming (TV, digital, etc.) that can reach a large percentage of the target audience at a time ... Read More »