Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Mid-South cotton producers to visit Texas operations
Mid-South cotton producers to visit Texas operations
21
Aug '12
Eight cotton producers from Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi will see cotton operations in Texas on August 20-23 in the 2012 National Cotton Council's Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.).
 
Upon completion of this final of the four 2012 tours, the P.I.E. will have exposed more than 1,000 U.S. cotton producers to innovative production practices in regions different than their own since the program was initiated in 1988.
 
Sponsored by Bayer CropScience via a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. program is aimed at helping its U.S. cotton producer participants improve yields and fiber quality. Specifically, the program helps producers improve their overall farming operation efficiency by: 1) gaining new perspectives in such fundamental practices as land preparation, planting, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and harvesting and 2) observing firsthand the unique ways in which their peers are using current technology.
 
The Southwest tour will begin on August 20 in Lubbock at the Plains Cotton Growers office for an updates on Texas cotton production, Texas A&M University's the Texas Cotton Improvement Program and Bayer CropScience's research and development. The group also will visit PYCO Industries, Farmers Cooperative Compress before touring Vardeman Farms in nearby Slaton.
 
The next day in Lubbock the group will get a presentation on electronic marketing at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, tour the Lubbock Feedlot and the Back to Earth Resources for a look at turning gin trash into a value-added product. They also will tour Mimms Farm in Acuff.
 
The next two days, the group will be in the state's Coastal Bend area. On the 22nd while in Corpus Christi, they will visit Stover Equipment Company, the Gulf Compress, the Port of Corpus Christi and Gatefront, LLC. They also will visit Edcot Gin Coop in Odem to see round module ginning, the Gregory Gin in Gregory for a look at the Samuel Automated Bale Bagging System and then participate in individual farm tours in San Patricio, Nueces and Kleberg counties. The tour concludes on August 23 with a visit to Kingsville for a tour of the King Ranch and Farms and a look at algae biodiesel and gossypol free shrimp feeding projects conducted by Texas AgriLife Extension.
 
The Mid-South tour participants include: Missouri – Andrew Blakemore, Campbell; Skyler Droke, Hornersville; and Payton Harris, Kennett; Tennessee – Holt Shoaf, Milan; Arkansas – Michael East, Jr., Marion; and Paul Pirani, Clarkedale; and Mississippi – Thomas Ater, Natchez; and Phil Lucius, Derma.
 
In this season's previous tours, Southeast producers saw operations in California and Southwest producers traveled to the Mid-South in July while Far West producers visited North Carolina in August.

National Cotton Council


Must ReadView All

EU, Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2017

EU, Japan finalise Economic Partnership Agreement

Building on the political agreement reached in principle during the...

WTO, ITC launch cotton portal to enhance transparency

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2017

WTO, ITC launch cotton portal to enhance transparency

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Trade Centre ...

India much behind China in containerised cargo capacity

Textiles | On 18th Dec 2017

India much behind China in containerised cargo capacity

India’s total containerised cargo capacity of 8.75 million...

Interviews View All

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

December 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.1%
No
13.8%
Skip
18.1%

Total Votes: 94

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.8%
No
29.8%
Skip
7.4%

Total Votes: 94

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
9.6%
Skip
3.2%

Total Votes: 94

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
81.9%
No
8.5%
Skip
9.6%

Total Votes: 94


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search