U.S. Delegation Shares Best Practices at World Cotton Research Conference
June 13, 2016

Australian and U.S. scientists participated in the jointly held World Cotton Research Conference and International Cotton Genome Initiative the week of May 2 in Goiânia, Brazil. Held every four years, the conference provides the opportunity for researchers from around the world to both share and learn about the latest scientific developments in many aspects of cotton production.

Cotton Incorporated shared U.S. progress towards continuous improvement with the presentation of results from the recent Natural Resource Survey and early results from the LCA study. Furthermore, the presentation of U.S. research findings on diverse topics such as soil health, grower education techniques and genetics were made available to scientists from over 30 countries. The research presented at the conferences includes:

  • An Updated Global Life Cycle Inventory for Cotton
  • Elimination of Gossypol in Cottonseed Has the Potential to Satisfy the Protein Needs of Several Hundred Million People
  • Quantifying Continuous Improvement in Cotton Production Practices in the U.S.
  • Use of Electronic Technologies to Managed Seed Cotton Modules in the United States
  • Use of Web-Based Information Delivery by Cotton Incorporated
  • Managing the Diverse Soil Microbiome Most Recently Recognized Benefit of No-Till (Zero-Tillage) to Cotton
  • Biology and Management of Herbicide-Resistant Palmer amaranth in U. S. Cotton
  • Quantifying Cotton Cultivar Maturity Across Diverse United States Environments
  • Tracing the Genetic Architecture of High Fiber Quality Understanding Cotton Fiber Development
  • CottonGen: Current Functionality and Future Direction
  • Modifications to a Late Meristem Identity 1-like Gene are Responsible for the Major Leaf Shapes of Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
  • Simultaneous Improvement of Cotton Fiber and Seed

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