Cotton Incorporated, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, and Agrible Georgia Cotton Sustainability Project

Cotton Incorporated & National Cotton Council are committed to engaging farmers in continuous improvement and data collection projects. Other industry sponsors include  Nutrien Ag Solutions. These sponsors are teaming with Agrible together on a Georgia project that will enable the U.S. cotton industry to become more competitive in a global marketplace with a growing demand for more sustainably produced cotton. The project is also designed to help achieve the overarching national sustainability goals set for U.S. cotton. This project will create a platform that enables participating growers and value chain members to gain and share valuable insights about the impacts and benefits of their management decisions across several key-local resource challenges with emphasis on the bottom line. This project will initially engage cotton producers in Georgia to establish a baseline and document improvements across their cotton rotations.

Complete
Innovation

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

Characterize approximately 150K-250K cotton acres and promote incremental, profitable & practical farm operation improvement within the Georgia Cotton Project.
Second Party Verified

17K acres of cotton documented in 2020. Challenged with COVID-19.

Provide outreach to farmers on measuring continuous improvement on practices; including but not limited to, soil health, fertilizer management, water conservation, and integrated pest management over the Project lifespan.
Leverage Nutrien Ag Retail grower network and collaborate to deliver practical environmental outcomes and solutions that are profitable for growers.
Second Party Verified

Low GHG trials evaluated in 2020 focused on nutrient management.

Participants

Project Details

Status
Complete
Pathway
Innovation
Counties the project is located in:

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