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Cotton Board Hosts Meeting to Inform Producers about West Texas Cotton Incorporated-Funded Research

January 4th, 2019

(Memphis, TN) – The Cotton Board is hosting a regional meeting to update cotton producers on Cotton Incorporated-funded research in their area. The West Texas Cotton Research Update will take place on January 29th at the USDA Plant Stress Lab in Lubbock, Texas. 

This full-day meeting includes updates from Cotton Incorporated, USDA-ARS, Texas Tech and Texas Agri-Life researchers in the morning, followed by afternoon tours of the USDA-ARS Gin Lab and the Fiber Biopolymer Research Institute. 

Research topics being presented include: Cotton genetics, plant and soil science, weed science, fiber quality research and ginning improvements/contamination reduction efforts. 

“Cotton producers should be fully informed about the research being conducted with their support of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program,” says Bill Gillon, CEO of The Cotton Board. “We want producers to be aware of this work and want to provide insight regarding our Program’s priorities. There is a lot of research being conducted in West Texas, and all across the Cotton Belt.  We hope this initial regional update meeting will help cotton growers learn about that research.” 

There is limited space available for the West Texas Cotton Research Update meeting, and registration is required to attend. To register, please contact Shelley Heinrich – sheinrich [at] cottonboard [dot] org – 806.670.3250 or Christi Chadwell – cchadwell [at] cottonboard [dot] org – 469.951.6161. 

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Contact: Stacey Gorman, Director of Communications – sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org - (901) 233.9356 

About The Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit www.cottonboard.org.

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