The Environmental Footprint of Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

At the 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conferences the media received a preview of the Cotton Life Cycle Inventory & Life Cycle Assessment. This is a benchmark study for cotton sustainability. Cotton Incorporated announced today the completion of a comprehensive life cycle inventory and life cycle analysis of cotton products. The endeavor is part of the Cotton Foundation VISION 21 Project and …

Ag Group, Audio, Cotton, General

Looking Ahead To Beltwide Cotton Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

The first stop on the agriblogging highway for the ZimmComm team will be the 2012 Beltwide Cotton Conference in Orlando, FL. I’ll be attending courtesy of our sponsor, FMC. I’ll be getting there after going to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL with daughter Chelsea. Great new year’s week coming up! The Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC) speed the transfer of …

Ag Group, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton

Blue Jeans Make Insulation Green

Cindy Zimmerman

Don’t throw out those old blue jeans – they could be used to insulate someone’s house. “Cotton. From Blue to Green®” is a Cotton Incorporated initiative started in 2006 that gives donated denim a second life by converting it into UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation. To date, the program has received over half a million pieces of denim which has produced approximately …


USDA Releases 2011 Prospective Plantings Report

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA expects more corn, wheat and cotton to be planted this year, but slightly less soybeans, according to the Prospective Plantings report released this morning. Corn growers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn for all purposes this year, up 5 percent from last year and 7 percent higher than in 2009. If realized, this will be the second …

Audio, Corn, Cotton, Soybean, USDA, Wheat

Cotton Incorporated Cottonseed Video Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

Cotton Incorporated is asking dairy producers to get creative with their video cameras in order to win a free truckload of whole cottonseed, along with other prizes. It’s the “Innovative on-farm storage solutions for cottonseed contest.” Launching November 1, the contest invites dairy producers to grab their cameras and show off their cottonseed storage savvy. While fun at heart, the …

Ag Group, Cotton, Video

Syngenta Seeds Updates

Cindy Zimmerman

VipCot™ cotton has gotten new EPA approval, and the Multi-Pest Complex will soon be ready to fight black and dingy cutworms in the Corn Belt, according to the latest news from Syngenta Seeds. Syngenta Seeds just announced that EPA has approved a natural refuge option for its VipCot™ cotton technology. VipCot* cotton contains the transgenic cotton events COT67B, which produces …

Corn, Cotton, Seed, Syngenta

BASF and Monsanto Team for Cotton Fungicide Seed Treatment

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF has announced a supply agreement with Monsanto for a new cotton fungicide seed treatment. The new product contains F500®, the same active ingredient found in Headline® fungicide, BASF’s top-selling Plant Health fungicide, and will be part of Monsanto’s AcceleronTM Seed Treatment combination. This new seed treatment will provide cotton growers with the opportunity to give seedlings a stronger start …

BASF, Cotton, Monsanto

Reminder About Beltwide

Chuck Zimmerman

T. Cotton Nelson wants the media to make sure they get registered for the upcoming Beltwide Cotton Conferences. I’ve got mine done. The newsroom for writers/broadcasters covering the 2009 Beltwide Cotton Conferences will be in Conference Rooms 13/14 (third level) in the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Hours are: 1-5 p.m. on Jan. 5; from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 6-7 and from …

Ag Group, Cotton

Write About a Future In Cotton

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you have a future in cotton? Want to have one? Then write an essay and enter this Deltapine scholarship program. The future of the U.S. cotton industry continues to rely on new talents and fresh perspectives. To keep bright young minds involved in cotton, Monsanto is creating the Deltapine Class of 09 scholarship program. The program will award nine …

Cotton, Education, Monsanto