This online panel discussion will focus on best practices and resources for cotton producers and ginners, cost and long-term marketing implications, and more regarding plastics in cotton.
Topics and Presenters include:
Welcome- Jeff Nunley, Executive Director, South Texas Cotton and Grain Association
National Overview of Plastic Contamination in 2021- Lauren Krogman, Manager, Marketing and Processing Technology, National Cotton Council
Long Term Cost Implications of Plastic Contamination- Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Cotton Marketing Specialist
Comparison of 2020 and 2021 Cotton Classing Office Plastic Contamination- Ben Robles, Area Director, USDA Classing Office Corpus Christi
Panel Discussion on Mechanization, Research and Best Practices- John Wanjura, USDA ARS, Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit; Dr. Robert Hardin, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological and Ag Engineering TAMU; Ross Rutherford, VP Product Management and Marketing, Lummus Corporation
Ginners’ Perspective on Practices that Impacted the Ginning Process in 2021 - Tony Williams, Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association