Investing in Cotton’s Future Through Research in 2012

Through cotton producers’ support, the Commission administers its programs of promotion, education and research.  The research program is carried-out while working closely with the University of Georgia Extension, its research faculty, and Cotton Incorporated.  Valuable information and data gathered from the projects conducted on the latest technologies and crop management methods are then shared with Georgia’s cotton growers through the Commission’s education program.

The Commission’s intent is to enable growers to learn more cost-efficient production strategies higher yields and high quality.  On a five year average the Commission typically invests over $600,000 each year toward comprehensive research projects.  Further, Georgia is fortunate to have a stellar team of Extension and university scientists working on our growers’ behalves.

Research projects to be conducted during Fiscal and Calendar year 2012 (July 1 2011 through December 31, 2012), are in place as determined by the review, evaluation and funding approval process.  This is carried out by the Commission’s board, Research Advisory Committee and Cotton Incorporated’s State Support Committee.

Following are the projects approved for this period:

1.  Extension Cotton Team FY12 Grant Request – Dr. Guy D. Collins

2.  Managing Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer amaranth in Georgia Cotton – Dr. Stanley Culpepper

3.  Mocular Breeding for Fiber Quality Improvement – Dr. Peng W. Chee

4.  Development of Diagnostic Markers for Root-Knot Nematode Resistant Genes in Cotton; A Valuable     Tool for Breeding Nematode Resistance Cultivars – Dr. Peng W.     Chee

5.  Breeding Georgia-Adapted Cotton Germplasm and Cultivars with Emphasis on Root-Knot Nematode Resistance – Dr. Peng W. Chee

6.  Development of Regulated Deficit Irrigation Scheduling for Maintaining High Cotton Yields with Less Water (New Title) – Dr. Wilson Faircloth

7.  Application of Weather Data to Help Improve Cotton Production – Dr. Mark A. Boudreau

8.  Multi-Location Subsurface Drip Irrigation Cultivar Performance – Dr. Guy Collins (Previous Ritchie)

9.  Evaluation of Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum for Enhancing Cotton Production on Piedmont Soils – Dr. Harry Schomberg

10.  Fertilization and Cover Crop Interactions for Strip-Till Cotton Production – Dr. R. Scott Tubbs

11.  Improving Cotton Production in Georgia With Proper Variety Selection and Production Management Decisions – Dr. Jared Whitaker

12.  Transitioning from DP 555 BG/RR to New RR Flex Varieties…Redefining PGR Application Strategies and Plant Populations for Newer Varieties – Dr. Guy D. Collins

13.  Conservation, Profitability, and Policy: Funding Economic Research and Education in Production, Policy, and Risk Management – Dr. Don Shurley

14.  Variable Rate Application of PGRs, Defoliants, and Niotrogen on Georgia Cotton: From Research to Implementation – Dr. George Vellidis

15.  A Holistic Solution to Using Soil Moisture Data for Scheduling Irrigation – Dr. George Vellidis

16.  Herbicide Resistant and New Weed Species: Ecology and Physiology – Dr. William K. Vencill

17.  Insecticide Resistance Monitoring of Heliothines in Cotton – Dr. Greg Payne

18.  Importance of Natural Enemies for Stink Bug Control – Dr. John R. Ruberson

19.  Management of Short-Horned Grasshoppers, Thrips and Other Early Season Pests  in Conservation Tillage Cotton Using Insecticide-Herbicide Tank Mixes with Roundup Ready and Liberty Link Cotton – Dr. John All

20.  Improved Insecticide Selection and Foliar Timing for Mitigating Thrips in Seedling Cotton – Dr. Michael Toews

21.  Categorize Trash Types in Cotton Using Hyper-Spectral Imaging (H.S.I.) Technology – Dr. Changying Li

22.  Yield and Quality of Cotton Fertilized Via Subsurface Drip Irrigation – Calvin Perry

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