Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Beltwide Cotton Conference to start from Jan 7
Beltwide Cotton Conference to start from Jan 7
06
Oct '12
Cotton producers will find an abundance of information aimed at increasing their profitability at the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences -- set for January 7-10 at the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas.

The National Cotton Council (NCC) coordinates the annual Beltwide Cotton Conferences. The forum brings together those with a stake in a healthy U.S. cotton production sector, including cotton industry members, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel, consultants, and service providers, to share timely information. Programming is designed to update U.S. cotton producers on new technology, innovative and effective production practices, and key industry issues.

Bill Robertson, the NCC’s manager, Agronomy, Soils and Physiology who coordinates the conferences with oversight by the conferences’ steering committee, said one of the Cotton Production Conference general session’s key presentations will be a market outlook from Allenberg Cotton Company CEO Joe Nicosia. Other general session reports will include an update on key legislation/regulations, including farm bill status; a review of the 2012 production season; a discussion of herbicide resistance in Texas; and a presentation on climate trends.

"Weather patterns’ impact on crop mix/production decisions is growing in importance, so we plan to have a leading meteorologist discuss climate trends,” Robertson said, “and herbicide resistance, unfortunately, still needs attention as pigweed resistance is now suspected in parts of Texas and possibly in Arizona.”

The Cotton Production Conference also will offer multiple seminars and workshops that promise to deliver a wealth of information to cotton producers. Among sessions being developed are:

•           Comparison of conventional and transgenic cotton production systems;

•           Irrigation practices and other tools to improve efficiency;

•           Discussion of 2,4-D and dicamba tolerant traits and industry efforts to address tank cleanout, volatility, drift, and importance of marking fields;

•           Cotton options workshop that demonstrates the use of innovative marketing strategies,  crop insurance and advanced farm and financial management techniques to develop a strong risk management program;

•           Social media and a look at its growing use in production agriculture;

•           Effective use of fertilizer stabilizers; and

•           “New Developments From Industry,” including new varieties, new products for pest and disease management, equipment updates, and emerging technologies, including software applications for producers and consultants.

The 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences opens with the 6th annual Cotton Consultants Conference, which will focus on weed resistance, irrigation and an insecticide update, including a review of how various insecticides performed during the 2012 season. Also included will be the 11 cotton technical conferences and The Cotton Foundation Technical Exhibits.

National Cotton Council


Must ReadView All

Possible changes to US-Korea FTA origin rules to be probed

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Mar 2019

Possible changes to US-Korea FTA origin rules to be probed

The US International Trade Commission is seeking inputs on a new...

Uzbekistan, UAE explore partnership in trade, investment

Textiles | On 20th Mar 2019

Uzbekistan, UAE explore partnership in trade, investment

Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to increase ...

Pic: Infor

Textiles | On 20th Mar 2019

ERP's future is network-centric, cloud-based: Infor

While traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) was enterprise...

Interviews View All

Yash Maniyar, Rekha Maniyar

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Hannah Lane, Redress

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Kamal Kulshreshth,

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Carolin Russ,

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Franco Ravazzi,

Franco Ravazzi

Italy-based Tessimenti E Orditi Tinti (T.O.T SRL) specialises in stocking...

Eric Scholler, Groz-Beckert

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of ...

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Varsha Wadhwa, VW

Varsha Wadhwa
VW

Coming from a family that ran a business of jute and linen mills since...

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

Leave your Comments


March 2019

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search