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New ‘Focus on Cotton’ Webcast Identifies Key Factors Influencing Leaf Grade Values

November 23rd, 2016

Memphis, TN --- Poor fiber quality and leaf contamination can significantly reduce cotton price and marketability and has become more important as cotton exports have increased over the past decade. 

A new Focus on Cotton webcast titled “Impact of Leaf Pubescence on Fiber Quality” helps cotton growers, consultants, and other industry experts identify factors contributing to higher cotton leaf grade values.

This 22-minute talk by Gaylon D. Morgan, Professor and State Extension Cotton Agronomist at Texas A&M University, provides information that helps users: 

  • Understand how genetics and environment impact plant traits
  • Identify practices that significantly influence leaf grade values
  • Schedule harvests during optimal conditions 

This presentation is available at no charge, courtesy of Cotton Incorporated, through the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource located at the Plant Management Network, http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/foco.  ‘Focus on Cotton’ contains over 35 webcasts on various aspects of cotton crop management. These talks--freely accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week--cover agronomic practices, crop protection, and ag engineering.  This resource also features a new and improved Cotton Extension Search tool, where users can conveniently search for extension resources across all U.S. land-grant universities serving cotton producers.  

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Contact:

Phil Bogdan, Plant Management Network, 651-994-3859, pbogdan [at] scisoc [dot] org

Stacey Gorman, The Cotton Board, 870-226-1445, sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org

 

About Plant Management Network:  All subscription-based information on the Plant Management Network website can be accessed for one low $40 annual subscription fee. Plant Management Network, www.plantmanagementnetwork.org, is a cooperative not-for-profit resource for the applied agricultural and horticultural sciences. Together with more than 80 partners, which include land-grant universities, scientific societies, and agribusiness, PMN publishes quality, applied, and science-based information for the practitioner. 

 

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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