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Texas awaits bumper cotton crop
Cotton crop in Texas this season will be exceptional in terms of yield. Over 50 people representing different regions of Texas and the entire spectrum of the cotton industry that included producers, agricultural lenders,etc.
Recipe to boost cotton sector
Maintaining the market share, enhancing consumer awareness and continuous investments in R and D are needed to advance the cotton sector. Steve Verett, Executive Vice President of Lubbock, TX-based Plains Cotton Growers, etc.
Cotton research: Catching them young!
A group of 84 students accompanied by a handful of teachers, visited the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Lubbock-based Texas Tech University to know more about cotton. The 8th grade students belong to Terra Vista Middle School, Frenship ISD in Lubbock.
Octopus-inspired camouflage material
Biomimetic approaches can help with the development of sophisticated high performance textiles. A team of researchers from Ithaca, NY-based Cornell University and Woods Hole, MA-based Marine Biological Laboratory have borrowed inspiration from cephalopods such as octopus in devising camouflage materials.
Cotton market to witness pressure
Cotton market will show signs of pressure, for at least a short timeframe. Looks like, there is going to be lot of cotton world over. Addressing the 95th Annual General Meeting of Mumbai-based Cotton Association of India, Nayan Mirani stated recently, “cotton prices are likely to witness a depressing trend.”
Novel functional cotton
Incorporation of biological molecules to cotton may lead to novel functional cottons. Finding value-added applications for cotton, enabling it to be wearable smart textiles will be the next phase of R& D in the cotton sector.
Applied DNA system for US gin
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc has announced that one of their ginning partners, the Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (“GOTS v5.0”) certification, making it the first certified US organic cotton gin utilising Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system, etc.