Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bayer & TTU form cotton research collaboration
Bayer & TTU form cotton research collaboration
05
May '10
Bayer CropScience announces a USD 7.5 million contribution to the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Science, Lubbock, Texas. The contribution in support of new research initiatives and facilities development is eligible for a full funding match through the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), creating a USD 15 million total contribution to the University.

USD 10 million will be allocated to support a research collaboration between Bayer CropScience and the university, and USD 5 million will go toward a planned Plant and Soil Sciences Building. The collaborative research project will be focused on developing cotton with improved fiber properties. The project includes scientists affiliated with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute within the Department of Plant and Soil Science.

”Texas Tech is a leading agricultural research institution with which Bayer CropScience has enjoyed a close relationship,” said Joachim Schneider, Head of the BioScience Buiness Unit of Bayer CropScience. “We're committed to delivering innovation in cotton that will improve the sustainability and economic value of cotton from the farm all the way to consumers. Texas Tech is a natural partner for us in this effort, as it has the drive, focus, cotton expertise and outstanding research capabilities that will be needed to turn promising research concepts into reality.”

“Bayer CropScience has a proven track record of innovation and success,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. “It is a world leader in crop protection and plant biotechnology, and we are honored that it continues to partner with Texas Tech to meet the needs of consumers and the cotton industry. This contribution provides a considerable boost toward Texas Tech's goal of achieving Tier One research status.”

Texas Tech announced in September that it qualified for USD 21.5 million in matching grants through TRIP, established by the Texas Legislature for seven designated research universities to achieve national research university or Tier One status. TRIP grants match 100 percent of contributions and endowments between USD 2 million and USD 10 million.

“This contribution from Bayer CropScience will enhance our already formidable research and academics in the Department of Plant and Soil Science,” said Texas Tech President Guy Bailey. “It also continues a longstanding and productive research relationship between Texas Tech and Bayer CropScience.”

Bayer CropScience

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Applied DNA Sciences

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2017

SigNatureT DNA can help prevent apparel counterfeiting

SigNatureT DNA is forensic molecular tag by Applied DNA Sciences...

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2017

Pakistan's textile exports down 1.54% in July-Jan FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Courtesy: The Irish News/Christian Cowan (Google)

Fashion | On 24th Feb 2017

Google & Christian Cowan create 'really blue' jeans

Google has partnered with British fashion designer Christian Cowan to ...

Interviews View All

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search