Cotton Incorporated and Texas A&M AgriLife Cotton Sustainability Project

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the sustainability of farming operations from the general public, industry, and public sectors. Cotton Incorporated and Texas A&M AgriLife are both committed to helping Texas cotton growers to adopt more sustainable production practices. This project will provide a baseline to assess the current sustainability practices being used in cotton production in two major production regions in Texas. The main goal of this project is to gradually increase enrollment of producers into the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol across the state and to educate and foster the continuous adoption of relevant sustainable practices in cotton production in Texas.

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Insight

Engagement Targets

Notes: (1) I Minor fluctuations in the number of retained growers is expected from year to year. These fluctuations may be due to year-over-year crop rotation effects or other factors beyond the control of the project. Enrolled acres represent the total number of acres on an individual farm in a specific year. The ability to report enrolled acres is based on the Fieldprint Project Standard requirement that individual growers enrolled in projects enter at least 10% of the acres managed for a specific crop. (2) Entered acres represent the actual number of enrolled acres for which data is entered in the Fieldprint Platform for analysis.

Objectives

At the end of 5 years, our goal is to have created a study containing 75-100 cotton growers. This study will be used to develop a baseline dataset for cotton production in the state of Texas.
Facilitate regional meetings and trainings to educate Texas farmers on the best strategies to overcome environmental challenges and facilitate adoption of conservation practices relevant and applicable to the region.
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We were not able to collect 2020 crop year data because of COVID-19 restrictions.

By the end of this study, identify 3 metrics that can be analyzed for sustainability improvements in the region over time.

Participants

Project Details

Status
Complete
Pathway
Insight
Natural Resource Concern
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