Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Texas Tech University celebrates cotton research
Texas Tech University celebrates cotton research
20
Sep '12
Texas Tech University celebrated cotton research by highlighting unique cotton programs with a video release.

Lubbock in the High Plains of Texas is the epicenter of cotton production and research. High Plains, which produces about 25% of the total US cotton crop, is the largest contiguous cotton patch in the world.

TTU since its founding in the early 1900s has been at the forefront of cotton research. Collaborative research with the industry has significantly enhanced the quality and the yield of cotton produced in United States.

TTU celebrated its achievements in cotton research by declaring this past Saturday’s football game as "Celebrate Cotton: We Clothe America." Town & gown and the cotton industry all joined hands in highlighting the general public about the importance of cotton and significance of cotton research.

A video “Texas Tech on Forefront of Cotton Research” was shown to a large gathering, just before the kick-off of the game between TTU and University of New Mexico. The video provides a snapshot of a myriad of research and development activities that is taking place with respect to cotton at TTU.

Video highlights Bayer CropScience, Fibertect innovative technology and denim runway competition. 

Bayer CropScience develops, produces, and markets cotton varieties and hybrids throughout the world through FiberMax, Stoneville, and SurPass brands. Recently, Bayer CropScience has provided $7.5 million to Texas Tech to carry our multidisciplinary cotton research projects.

Mike Gilbert, Vice President of Bayer CropScience said, “We feel this partnership is very important in our mission of providing the very best in cotton seed and trait products to our customers and stakeholders.”

Fibertect technology developed at TTU finds applications in environmental rescue situations and Homeland Security related issues.

Steve Verett, Executive Vice President, Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., Lubbock stated “Texas Tech Celebrates Cotton Game Day was a great opportunity to showcase the significant importance of the whole cotton industry to our region and state. Equally important was to highlight the critical partnership with Texas Tech University and the cotton research performed there.  We are hopeful this is just the beginning of many more annual events in the future.”

The emphasis TTU puts on cotton research was highlighted by Dr. Michael Sanfrancisco, Acting Vice President for Research, who stated, “Cotton research at Texas Tech is an interdisciplinary activity that blends a wide range of expertise-from genetic engineering, to physiology, economics, crop science and technology". 

He added, "This work impacts plant drought tolerance, improved fiber quality, crop yield and the development of novel products. Faculty involved in these projects prepare our students of the next generation, to become leaders in this arena”.

The Saturday game showcased the importance of cotton to High Plains as the town and gown came together in celebrating cotton.

Click here to view cotton research celebration video.

Dr Seshadri Ramkumar


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2017

AAFA urges negotiators to preserve TPLs in NAFTA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), an alliance of...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

SIMA urges Centre to re-look duty drawback rates

he Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has appealed to the...

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2017

PKR 690.65-mn budget for Pakistan Cotton Committee

The Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) recently approved a PKR...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

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

September 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
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

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
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


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