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DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by solving problems and creating solutions that make people's lives better, safer and easier. For more than 75 years, DuPont Crop Protection has been providing solutions to meet challenges faced by growers in the ever changing cotton market. The DuPont Crop Protection portfolio includes pre and post herbicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators and harvest aids. For more information about DuPont Crop Protection products, please visit

Project Support

The U.S. cotton industry is enjoying a healthy return on investment from Foundation member support of general projects and special projects. National Cotton Council staff estimates that taking into account cash and in-kind services, the Foundation’s general projects, for example, enjoy a return of about $3 for every dollar devoted to these projects. By supporting these projects, the Foundation is truly fostering innovative:  1) research to find solutions to cotton problems; 2) technology to implement those solutions; 3) education to speed new research application and 4) communication to spread information throughout cotton's production and marketing chain.

ncc website
A general project is helping the National Cotton Council improve its website with the objective of making it a key information resource.

General Projects 2017-2018

  • Journal of Cotton Science
  • Cotton Losses
  • Enhancing Cotton Industry Education and Information Through the National Cotton Council Website
  • China Cotton Leadership Exchange
  • EPA Residual Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) for the "Vegetable Oil Production" Source Category (MACT Standards Review
  • Sustainability of Cotton Production
  • Cotton LEADS/Fieldprint Calculator Pilots and Coordination with LA-NRCS Field Support
  • Information and Research on Potential Consumer, Environmental and Workplace Risks
  • NCC Membership in Field to Market
  • Application of the Field Print Calculator for Cotton Production in the Texas High Plains
  • Plastic Contamination Detection at the Module Feeder
  • Texas Agrilife Field to Market Use of Field Print Calculator

Research Screening Committee*

Dr. Robert A. Haygood, Chairman, Dow Agrosciences, Collierville, TN
Mr. Paul Kennedy, Helena Chemical Company, Memphis, TN
Dr. Jeffrey S. Mink, Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Memphis, TN
Dr. Bill Norman, National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN
Dr. Douglas W. Rushing, Bayer CropScience, Saint Louis, MO
Mr. Joe W. Thomas, Lummus Corporation, Pooler, GA
Mr. Paul D. Vaculin, AMVAC, Collierville, TN

Dr. Kater Hake, Cotton Incorporated, Cary, NC

*Each year, the Foundation's Research Screening Committee reviews and prioritizes general project proposals before submitting their recommended project list for approval by the Foundation's trustees at the Foundation annual meeting.


producer information exchange (pie)
The 2017 Producers Information Exchange program enabled 12 Mid-South cotton producers to see cotton and other agricultural operations in the San Joaquin Valley.

Special Projects 2017-2018

Emerging Leaders Program

Cotton Ginning Symposium (Textile Manufacturing Symposium)
Bayer, Monsanto

Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.)

Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP)
Deere & Company

Policy Education Program
Syngenta Crop Protection

Cotton Germplasm Collection Support

Cotton Nematode Research and Education Program

Cotton Seedling Disease Research and Education Program

Weed Resistance Learning Module
Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Syngenta

Advancing Cotton Education (ACE)

Educational Outreach
Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences, Valent 

Cotton Australia, Cotton Incorporated, National Cotton Council and Cotton Council International

Ongoing Special Project Contributions

Several Foundation members support the NCC-coordinated Beltwide Cotton Conferences -- helping the NCC produce a high quality conference with modest attendee registration fees. Among support given is for the registration desk, wireless Internet connectivity, coffee break, Internet Quickstop kiosks, Welcome Reception, the Confex Podium system and the Consultant's Conference.

The Foundation continues to distribute volumes in its Cotton Reference Book Series, which can be ordered online. The series includes Weeds of Cotton, Cotton Harvest Management, Stress Physiology in Cotton, Flowering and Fruiting in Cotton, Linking Physiology to Management and Boll Weevil Eradication in the United States Through 1999. The Cotton Foundation series reference books can be purchased from the Foundation at

Some other efforts helpful to cotton's overall research and education effort include the periodic development and distribution of various NCC-produced educational videotapes. The Gin Lab Symposium, sponsored by Delta and Pine Land, Syngenta, and Bayer, aids in familiarizing state land grants extension specialists with post-harvest processes of ginning and textiles to improve appreciation of end user needs.

high cotton winners
The High Cotton Awards program recognized producers from the Cotton Belt’s four production regions for their environmental stewardship.

Awards and Endowments 2017-2018

High Cotton Awards
Farm Press Publications

Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair in Molecular Genetics
Endowment: $1,000,000

The C. Everette Salyer Fellowship in Cotton Research is administered by Texas A&M University's Entomology Department which provides more details and a list of previous winners on its website.
Endowment: $300,000

Cottonseed Oil Clinic
Endowment: $60,000


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