Australia’s Brands and Retailers Tour Leading Cotton Farm

Leading figures from the Australian fashion and textile sector recently toured Narrabri’s cotton industry – visiting a farm, gin and research station to learn first-hand about the raw materials that go into cotton garments and homewares. The event incorporated a tour of a fully certified myBMP cotton farm at Auscott’s Narrabri, where attendees saw cotton harvesting […]

U.S. Cotton Takes Steps to Set Sustainability Goals

In March 2017, U.S. cotton industry organizations, the National Cotton Council, Cotton Board, Cotton Council International, and Cotton Incorporated, joined ten technical experts in cotton production to discuss how future technologies would impact trends in key performance indicators (KPIs) used to assess the sustainability of agricultural production systems.  The discussions centered around nine research topic […]

U.S. Releases New Genome Sequence

Upland Cotton – An improved genome sequence will advance fiber, fuel and food applications A consortium led by Z. Jeffrey Chen of The University of Texas at Austin and Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has made publicly available a significantly improved high-quality genome sequence of Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). […]

U.S. High Cotton Winners Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

The 2017 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards recipients (by Cotton Belt region) are: Southeast – Ronnie Burleson/Andrew Burleson, Richfield, N.C. Mid-South – Byron Seward, Louise, Miss.; Southwest – Brent Hendon, Welch, Texas; and Far West – Mark McKean, Riverdale, California. They and their families were honored here today at the Mid-South Farm & Gin […]

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Genetics Research Collaboration

Cotton researchers learn by sharing new techniques and by interacting with other scientists around the world. Such was the case when Dr. Peng Chee of the University of Georgia and Dr. Don Jones from Cotton Incorporated visited Dr. Warwick Stiller, CSIRO Research Group Leader of Cotton Breeding in Australia. Dr. Stiller organized a 1600km driving […]

Beltwide Cotton Conferences Focused on Technology Transfer

Dr. Peng Chee Receives Genetics Research Award The 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) in Dallas focused on research of new and existing products and technologies and the transfer of these to producers through consultants, Extension, allied industry and others directly involved in assisting producers with crop production and marketing decisions. More than 1,000 attended the […]

Another Year of Delivery Through myBMP

Each year the Australian cotton industry works hard to ensure myBMP delivers more value for its growers. In just two decades the cotton industry’s best management practice (BMP) program has completely changed the way other industries, community, and government view cotton production in Australia. Now consisting of ten modules, the recently refreshed myBMP program does […]