No one knows what the price of cotton will be in 2011, but the fact that it rose above a dollar in recent weeks has created a lot of excitement in the cotton industry.
That excitement is expected to be evident when the National Cotton Council convenes it 2011 edition of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, the industry’s premier technology transfer event, in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 4-7.
In this section, Farm Press Publications presents a preview of the 2011 “Beltwide.” The three-day meeting will feature discussions on the price outlook and many other issues confronting cotton producers. This section is brought to you by Syngenta.
The Beltwide Cotton Conferences feature numerous workshops and seminars that provide an opportunity for cotton producers to interact with researchers, scientists, industry representatives and other growers. Here’s just a small sampling of what you can expect....More
Before reaching its current breakneck pace, glyphosate-resistant pigweed only crept slowly through Southern row-crop fields. Even then, though, astute weed scientists warned that Roundup Ready technology – and, consequently, conservation tillage – was under threat and growers should take immediate action to ensure its continued viability...More
We live on a planet where our most precious resource literally falls from the sky. But rain rarely occurs when you need it, as many cotton producers found during the 2010 growing season.
Fortunately, supplemental irrigation water can mitigate the unpredictable nature of weather, if it’s timed correctly and measured out in appropriate amounts...More
For years, crop consultants attended the Beltwide Cotton Production and Technical Conferences in large numbers. But the consultants never had a meeting that addressed specific issues to their profession....More
Although their primary purpose is to provide a forum for information transfer within their scientific disciplines, the conferences also serve as mini-family reunions for persons who spend much of their careers working on cotton....More