New Cotton Incorporated Videos Detail Benefits of Cover Crops

Cotton Incorporated, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, has created a series of videos to explain the benefits of cover crops to the cotton growing community. These videos also give cotton producers suggestions on how to successfully integrate cover crops into their operation.

Housed on Cotton Incorporated’s producer-directed Web site, Cotton Cultivated (, the series includes three videos ranging in length from four to six minutes each. Topics include:

1)     Benefits of cover crops on herbicide resistant weeds.

2)     General overview of using cover crops in cotton and their benefits.

3)     How cover crops increase rainfall infiltration and reduce drought stress. 

“We see these videos as a great way to support our industry’s sustainability goals,” says Dr. Ed Barnes, Cotton Incorporated. “The videos focus on the impact of cover crops and are a great resource for growers, but they may also be useful in illustrating what cotton growers are doing to minimize their environmental impact,” said Barnes.

To view these, and other Cotton Incorporated “How-To” videos, please visit:


Contact: Stacey Gorman, Director of Communications (870) 226-1445 / 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