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3 Ways China Could Reduce Pest Pressure, Resistance | Cotton 24/7 Website

China, the top cotton-producing country in the world at 16 billion pounds per year, first introduced Bt cotton in 1997. For the first decade, Bt cotton was highly effective against both cotton bollworm and pink bollworm. Recently, however, early signs of resistance to Bt cotton have been detected in caterpillars collected from the field, and growers may have to increase the use of insecticides if resistance evolves further, perpetuating a dangerous cycle, according to the University of Arizona (UA).

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Norton Chosen For Extension Specialist Award - Cotton 24/7

University of Arizona’s Randy Norton was selected as the 2013 Extension Cotton Specialist of the Year at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, TX.
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Crunching Numbers: Research Seeks the Best Seeding Rate for Yield Potential | Cotton 24/7

Researchers in Arizona spent two years seeking to give growers a better idea of how seeding rates could affect their yields.
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