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The U.S. cotton industry is enjoying a healthy return on investment from Foundation member support of general projects and special projects. National Cotton Council staff estimates that taking into account cash and in-kind services, the Foundation’s general projects, for example, enjoy a return of about $3 for every dollar devoted to these projects. By supporting these projects, the Foundation is truly fostering innovative: 1) research to find solutions to cotton problems; 2) technology to implement those solutions; 3) education to speed new research application and 4) communication to spread information throughout cotton's production and marketing chain.
General Projects 2011-2012
|Scientists are trying to determine the effects of Palmer amaranth plant debris on cotton fiber.
- National Cotton Council Website
- Cotton’s Pest Loss Survey
- Journal of Cotton Science
- China Cotton Leadership Exchange
- EPA Residual Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) for the "Vegetable Oil Production" Source Category (MACT Standards Review)
- Information and Research on Potential Consumer, Environmental and Workplace Risks
- Sustainability of US Cotton: Field to Market Fieldprint Calculator Pilot
- Pilot Program to Investigate the Feasibility of a Short Ton (ST) Trading Unit
- Addressing PM Emission Issues that are Currently Facing U.S. Cotton Gins
- The use of pollen to examine tarnished plant bug dispersal into cotton
- Test Protocols for Determination of Combustible Dust Designation
- Molecular monitoring of Bt resistance to support pink bollworm eradication
- Determining the impacts of Palmer amaranth plant debris on cotton fiber and screen for Ignite and PPO herbicide resistance in Palmer amaranth
- Breeding for the improvement of fiber length uniformity as a method of improving fiber maturity
- Herbicide Resistant Common Waterhemp: Minimizing its Impact on Cotton
- Evaluation of Low Volume TSP Sampler for Use in Measuring Agricultural PM10 and PM2.5
- Locating Volunteer and Re-growth Cotton Using Airborne Multispectral Imagery
- Exploiting insect pathogens living within cotton for effective thrips management
- Pink Bollworm Eradication Technical Support, Systems Development, Program Evaluation & Onsite Support
- Evaluation of Foliar Insecticide Applications Following Preventative Insecticide for Control of Thrips
- Leaf Grade Discounts: What is the Cause?
- Economic Impact Analysis of Cotton Production with Public Policy Objectives for Regional Economies
- Cotton Potassium Utilization in Recently Released Varieties
- Influence of various host plants on the reproduction of Verticillium dahliae
Research Screening Committee*
Bobby Haygood, Chairman, Dow AgroSciences, Collierville, Tennessee
Chuck Coley, Producer, Vienna, Georgia
Tim Deutsch, John Deere Des Moines Works, Des Moines, Iowa
Trent Haggard, Case IH, Racine, Wisconsin
Robert Mack, Helena Chemical Company, Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Mink, Syngenta Crop Protection, Memphis, Tennessee
Cannon Michael, Producer, Los Banos, California
Rusty Mitchell, FMC Corp., Louisville, Mississippi
Allen Scarborough, Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Joe Thomas, Lummus Corp., Savannah, Georgia
Paul Vaculin, AMVAC, Collierville, Tennessee
Kater Hake, Cotton Incorporated, Cary, North Carolina
Tommy Valco, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Stoneville, Mississippi
*Each year, the Foundation’s Research Screening Committee reviews and prioritizes general project proposals before submitting their recommended project list for approval by the Foundation’s trustees at the Foundation annual meeting.
Special Projects 2011-2012
|Cotton Belt nematologists and plant pathologists meet annually to discuss their research and report on their nematode population surveys – with the overall aim of curbing losses to nematodes.
Monsanto, Deere & Company
Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.)
Congressional Staff Education/Orientation Program
Multi-Commodity Education Program
Deere & Company, Monsanto
Policy Education Program
Syngenta Crop Protection
Cotton Nematode Research and Education Program
Cotton Seedling Disease Research and Education Program
Weed Resistance Learning Module
Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Syngenta
Advancing Cotton Education (ACE)
Ongoing Special Project Contributions
Several Foundation members support the NCC-coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences -- helping the NCC produce a high quality conference with modest attendee registration fees. Among support given is for the forum’s registration, wireless Internet connectivity, Internet Quickstop kiosks; the Confex Podium system, and the newsroom.
Some special projects are still assisting the U.S. cotton industry even though the projects’ annual grants have ceased. The Foundation continues to distribute volumes in its Cotton Reference Book Series, which can be ordered online. The series includes Weeds of Cotton, Cotton Harvest Management, Cotton Insects and Mites, Vegetable Oil and Agrichemicals, and Boll Weevil Eradication in the United States Through 1999. The Cotton Foundation series reference books can be purchased from the Foundation by visiting http://www.cotton.org/cf/reference-books.cfm.
Some other efforts helpful to cotton’s overall research and education effort include the ginning lab fiber analysis and the periodic development and distribution of various NCC-produced educational videotapes. The Gin Lab Symposium, sponsored by Delta and Pine Land, Syngenta, and Bayer CropScience, aids in familiarizing extension specialists with post harvest processes of ginning and textiles to improve appreciation of end user needs.
Awards and Endowments 2011-2012
|Recipients of the 2011 Farm Press/Cotton Foundation High Cotton Awards were honored at the 2011 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Atlanta. From left are Ronnie Lee, Bronwood, Ga., Ray Makamson, Itta Bena, Miss., Eric Seidenberger, Garden City, Texas, and Bruce Heiden, Buckeye, Ariz.
High Cotton Awards
Farm Press Publications
Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair in Molecular Genetics
The C. Everette Salyer Fellowship in Cotton Research is administered by Texas A&M University's Entomology Department which provides more details and a list of previous winners on its website.
Cottonseed Oil Clinic