Research and Promotion

Govt. Support Crucial For Ag Research - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded more than $18 million in grants to small businesses for high quality, advanced research and development that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. NIFA awarded 100 grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. "Small businesses are adept at finding solutions that can advance agriculture, create new jobs and grow our economy," says USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. "These grants will provide resources so small businesses can innovate and create new breakthroughs. The SBIR program has provided hundreds of small businesses with the ability to explore new ideas that have led to cutting- edge solutions to pressing challenges and helped keep American agriculture innovative and strong." The SBIR program exists to stimulate technological innovations in the private sector and to...
Use Care When Washing Denim - The chief executive officer of Levis Strauss, Chip Bergh, recently made headlines by sharing some unusual advice for those of us who wear denim jeans. What is his advice? Don’t […]
Apparel Industry Needs More Transparency - BY LAWRENCE ROMAN DIRECTOR OF MARKETING APPAREL PRODUCTION, INC. NEW YORK, N.Y. Substandard Conditions? As I write this article about quality cotton, I’m thinking of this past week. While Pitti […]
Texan Bob Glodt Honored As 2013 CCOY - Bob Glodt of Plainview, Texas, Cotton Consultant of the Year (CCOY) for 2013, was recently honored at a special reception and dinner at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. […]
Agricenter’s Goal? Helping Producers - BY BRUCE KIRKSEY MEMPHIS, TENN. We are very blessed to be part of American agriculture. Maybe it’s be-cause of the Thanksgiv-ing and Christmas seasons, but I am truly proud to […]
From Aquatic Weeds To Cotton Weeds - A 2011 tour of Mid-South cotton fields was organized by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) to acquaint federal agencies with the emerging problem of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth. One […]
Producers Need Data On New Varieties - The central focus of the Agricultural and Environmental Research department at Cotton Incorporated is identifying and addressing issues cotton producers see having an impact on their farms. One issue they […]
Water, Irrigation – What’s Ahead? - Water, or the lack of it, obviously can have a serious impact on a cotton farmer’s bottom line. “If you don’t have water, you definitely will not maximize the yield […]
BWCC In San Antonio Offers Research, Technology Updates - The 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio will once again feature updates on research and technology at the annual Ginning Conference. Some technologies are becoming more and more economical […]
Researchers’ Objective: Control Lygus Problem - By Brent Murphreee Maricopa, Ariz. The Third International Lygus Symposium was held in Scottsdale, Ariz., in October and brought together the most important players in lygus research, with an impressive […]
Spinners Need Fiber Analysis To Ensure Quality - By Andrew Macdonald Cotton/Textile Consultant ITMF Board Member Meeting Customer Demands What do customers want? The fast evolution of the textile industry is moving toward a more demanding customer. It […]
UC-Davis Scientist Awarded Special Grant - New grants totaling $8.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for Internat-ional Development and industry partners are helping University of California-Davis plant scientist Eduardo Blumwald reach out […]