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Why Cotton?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Building demand for cotton is needed as good production potential is expected in the near future. Cotton is in business as it is presold on its comfort. Speaking to a large audience recently at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc., Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton ... Read More »

Cotton And Tariffs Create Trade Tensions Between U.S. And China

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Continued trade tension between the United States and China is affecting the global cotton and textile sectors. “Back and forth on tariff discussions is problematic, and it results in the slowdown of global cotton demand,” says Dr. Gary Adams, president and CEO of Memphis, Tennessee-based National Cotton Council. On Jan. 16, Adams spoke ... Read More »

Texas Leaders Receive Prestigious Awards

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• By Norman Martin • Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources honored three leaders with the annual Gerald W. Thomas Outstanding Agriculturalist Award recently during its 91st annual Pig Roast at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The Pig Roast also celebrates scholarship donors, recipients and intercollegiate judging teams. The awards recognize individuals for their contributions to various areas ... Read More »

Smart Drones Take Flight For Precision Agriculture Use

Texas Tech’s Wenxuan Guo

• By Haleigh Erramouspe • Fields of cotton, wheat, sorghum and other crops are a common sight in the Texas High Plains, but what you might not expect is to see drones whipping through the air above these fields. However, if you drive out to a field of cotton about 30 miles north of Texas Tech University, that is exactly what ... Read More »

Texas Tech Football Game Scores A Big Win For Cotton

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• By Vicky Boyd, Managing Editor • Online encyclopedia Wikipedia defines synergy as the “creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.” The Internet reference site must have had the Celebrate Cotton Football Game in mind. Through a partnership, Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers and the Texas Tech University Athletics Department have elevated cotton to ... Read More »

Industry News For September 2018

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‘Thriving In Cotton’ Series Kicks Off In October To help cotton farmers make next season their best, PhytoGen is sponsoring a “Thriving in Cotton” series in Cotton Farming. Throughout the series, farmers from across the Cotton Belt will share their experiences with PhytoGen W3FE varieties. Each column will feature how PhytoGen Breeding Traits, WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist ... Read More »

Industry News

Texas Tech Researchers Find Use For Low-Grade Cotton Research conducted at the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech’s Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) shows that low-grade cotton is highly effective at absorbing crude oil spills. The study, published in the most recent issue of the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineer-ing Chemistry Research, reveals that ... Read More »