Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Chinese researchers contributing to Texas cotton improvement
Chinese researchers contributing to Texas cotton improvement
06
Aug '15
Courtesy: Texas A&M Agri Life Research and Extension Center
Courtesy: Texas A&M Agri Life Research and Extension Center
Researchers from China are collaborating with a crop eco-physiologist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde toward the goal of improving cotton production in south central Texas, AgrilLife said in a press statement.

“We are working together to gain a better understanding of the water-soil-plant dynamics of cotton production in this region,” said Dr. Xuejun Dong, the Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist working with three Chinese researchers visiting the center.

“Many challenges we encounter in this area of Texas are similar to those encountered in cotton-producing areas of China,” Dong said. “We invited these researchers to share ideas and connect through similar research interests.”

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, cotton, corn and wheat crops contribute more than $3 billion annually to the state's economy.

“In this region of Texas, irrigation is vital to the sustained production of these major agronomic crops,” said Dr. Daniel Leskovar, center director and an AgriLife Research vegetable physiologist. “One of the critical issues we need to address is the water-use efficiency of these crops and how to adopt better irrigation management strategies. To accomplish this, we need a better understanding of soil-crop water relations and the physiological processes and crop traits that regulate crop water use.”

Dong said crops in the Texas Winter Garden and nearby areas are often faced with harsh environmental conditions.

“I am interested in studying the response of cotton plants to limited water use and drought stress,” Dong said.

Dong said this research was also of interest to Dr. Yongjiang Zhang, a plant physiologist from Hebei Agricultural University, who has been at the center since January 20 and will return to China in January 2016.

“We have been investigating water use and root development in cotton crops,” Dong said. “This sort of data will be important toward developing models to determine crop water use over the entire growing season of cotton crops.”

In April, Zhang made a presentation on cotton physiology research being done at Hebei Agricultural University at the Uvalde center's auditorium. The presentation was attended by dozens of researchers and individuals from the area involved in production agriculture.

Another visiting professor, Dr. Jianchu Shi, a soil physicist from China Agricultural University in Beijing, arrived July 20 and will work at the centre until October 8.
 


Must ReadView All

US announces final CVD on fine denier PSF from China, India

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2018

US announces final CVD on fine denier PSF from China, India

The US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross recently announced the...

EU consumers to gain from cheaper, safer, better e-payments

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jan 2018

EU consumers to gain from cheaper, safer, better e-payments

European consumers can now reap the full benefits of paying online...

Courtesy: Epson

Textiles | On 19th Jan 2018

Epson's new SC F2100 enhances DTG printing

Epson, a leader in inkjet printers and digital textile printing...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

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

January 2018

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
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

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
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

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
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

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
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


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