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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 »

Soil Properties And Runoff

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• By Dr. Larry Oldham, Mississippi State University • Soils are the environmental regulators of rain: When it falls, soil properties determine if it goes into the soil (infiltration) or across the surface (runoff). In the runoff water, there may be sediment and whatever is attached to it, nutrients and other elements dissolved in the water, and biological entities such ... Read More »

Soil Health Institute launches ‘Cotton & Covers’ video training series

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The Soil Health Institute has launched “Cotton & Covers,” a Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton video series. It follows three Southeastern cotton producers as they discuss their individual journeys to build profitable soil health management systems on their farms. Each producer is a mentor to other farmers in the soil health training program, working with neighbors to expand the knowledge ... Read More »

UCCE webinar focuses on raising the value of California cotton

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Well-known appellations, powerful marketing and excellent products make California wines valuable. Could the same be done for California’s cotton crop? California farmers produce high-quality cotton but currently take in only 62 cents per pound, a price that makes turning a profit challenging. UC Cooperative Extension is working with a team of soil health and fiber sustainability experts to offer an ... Read More »

Registration opens for the 2020 virtual UT Milan No-Till Field Day

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COVID-19 has changed how the world is doing business and presenting education, and the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is no exception. The 2020 event will be hosted entirely online beginning July 23, and registration is now open. Presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the now biennial field day has offered the most cutting-edge research and ... Read More »

Webinar series offers soil health information to cotton producers

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The Soil Health Institute’s Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project recently launched a webinar series. New episodes will be offered weekly from now until mid-May on the institute’s YouTube Channel and soil health training webpage, according to a news release. “This targeted soil health training provides relevant information to farmers, consultants, and other field conservationists for implementing more sustainable farming ... Read More »