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Bayer CropScience Support; Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry

Bayer CropScience Support; Sequencing of cotton A-genome could boost industry

A team of researchers at Texas Tech University, in collaboration with Bayer CropScience and the National Center for Genome Resources (NGCR) have developed a view into the structure of the cotton A-genome. This is a significant accomplishment in the sequencing of the cotton genome, which will fuel multi-disciplinary basic and applied research to help increase cotton productivity.  more »

 

Value-Added; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 5-16 in Lubbock

Value-Added; Texas International Cotton School set for Aug. 5-16 in Lubbock

Texas Tech is once again offering a non-traditional classroom experience for cotton industry professionals from across the globe, known as the Texas International Cotton School. Running from Aug. 5-16, the High Plains program is two weeks of classes, lectures, tours and hands-on interaction in all phases of cotton production, harvesting, ginning, classing, testing, preparation and processing.  more »

 

SW Farm Press: Lack of Farm Bill Opens Agriculture to Looming Larger Cuts

SW Farm Press: Lack of Farm Bill Opens Agriculture to Looming Larger Cuts

Failure of the U.S. Congress to pass a farm bill during the last legislative session and apparent apathy from leaders in the House of Representatives to take up the issue anytime soon creates an air of uncertainty and skepticism from farmers and the agricultural industry, according to an agriculture economics professor at Texas Tech University.  more »

 

Abidi Receives Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award

Abidi Receives Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Award

Noureddine Abidi has been selected as the recipient of a Texas Tech University Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Award, university officials announced today. Abidi is an associate professor with Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science and head of university’s Biopolymer Research, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.  more »

 

Timing; Not a question of whether U.S. is going to have a Farm Bill, but when

Timing; Not a question of whether U.S. is going to have a Farm Bill, but when

The 2008 farm bill, which provides funding for a variety of nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps), as well as payments to farmers and agricultural programs, technically expired on Sunday (Sept. 30). And the lack of congressional action has left a certain degree of uncertainty across the South Plains farm belt, since Congress won’t meet again until after the elections.  more »

 

Fluffy Fiber Fete; ‘Celebrate Cotton’ game set for Sept. 15 against Lobos

Fluffy Fiber Fete; ‘Celebrate Cotton’ game set for Sept. 15 against Lobos

Texas Tech’s annual “Celebrate Cotton” game has been scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 15) against the University of New Mexico Lobos at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock. Game time is currently scheduled for 6 p.m. Officials note that cotton will be everywhere throughout the game, from displays at Raider Alley and around the stadium to promotion, special graphics and fun cotton facts during the game.  more »

 

Cotton production turns corner, rise expected, study says

image imageSouthwestern cotton farming will rebound with a nice growth spurt over the next few years, the most recent national analysis suggests.  more »