One of Our Many Members

AMVAC Chemical

http://www.amvac-chemical.com

AMVAC Chemical Corporation manufactures and markets the following crop protection products for cotton growers in the United States: Insecticides: BIDRIN®, ORTHENE® and DIBROM® 8. Soil Fumigants: VAPAM® and K-PAM ®. Defoliant: FOLEX®. AMVAC operates manufacturing facilities in Los Angeles, CA and Axis, AL. For more information, visit www.amvac-chemical.com.

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 accounting for 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.


pink boll worm
A new general project will enable a book on the history of the U.S. pink bollworm eradication program to be compiled by Dr. Charles Allen, a retired entomologist.

General Projects 2019-2020

  • Journal of Cotton Science
  • Cotton Pest Loss Survey
  • Enhancing Cotton Industry Education and Information through the National Cotton Council Web Site
  • EPA Residual Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) for the “Vegetable Oil Production” Source Category (MACT Standards Review)
  • Information and Research on Potential Consumer, Environmental and Workplace Risks
  • Sustainability of U.S. Cotton
  • Application of the Field Print Calculator for Cotton Production in the Texas High Plains
  • Book Documenting the History of the Pink Bollworm Eradication Program
  • Verification of Risk Assessment Data and Evaluation


 
Research Screening Committee*

Dr. Jeffrey S. Mink, Chairman, Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., Memphis, TN
Mr. T. Keith Corzine, Ex Officio, Farmers Coop Gin of Stamford, Stamford, TX
Mr. Joel C. Faircloth, Dow Agrosciences, Collierville, TN
Mr. Paul Kennedy, Helena Chemical Company, Memphis, TN
Dr. Bill Norman, National Cotton Council, Cordova, TN
Mr. Paul Ollerton, Olam Cotton Yellow Gin, Casa Grande, AZ
Dr. Douglas W. Rushing, Bayer CropScience, Saint Louis, MO
Mr. Russell Sutton, Products by Big 12, dba Consolidated, Lubbock, TX
Mr. Paul D. Vaculin, AMVAC, Collierville, TN
Advisors

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.
 

 


pep group
Policy Education Program participants learn about the National Cotton Council's policy development/implementation process and industry issues.

Special Projects 2019-2020

Emerging Leaders Program
Bayer

Cotton Ginning Symposium (Textile Manufacturing Symposium)
Bayer

Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.)
Bayer

Multi-Commodity Education Program (MCEP)
Deere & Company

Policy Education Program
Syngenta Crop Protection

Cotton Germplasm Collection Support
Bayer

Cotton Nematode Research and Education Program
Bayer

Cotton Seedling Disease Research and Education Program
Bayer

Weed Resistance Learning Module
Dow AgroSciences; Bayer; Syngenta

Advancing Cotton Education (ACE)
Bayer

Educational Outreach
Bayer; Syngenta; Dow AgroSciences; Valent; FMC

Cotton LEADSTM
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 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 http://www.cotton.org/cf/reference-books.cfm.

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
2020 High Cotton Winners, from left, are cotton producers: Greg Wuertz, Coolidge, Ariz.; Larry Ford, Greenwood, Fla.; Dan Smith, Lockney, Texas; and Matt/Kelly Griggs, Humboldt, Tennessee

Awards and Endowments 2019-2020

High Cotton Awards
Farm Press Publications

Cottonseed Oil Clinic
Endowment: $60,000

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

Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair in Molecular Genetics
In 1987, the Cokers created an endowment to fund the Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Chair in Molecular Genetics at Clemson University in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry and the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences.  The Chair currently is held by Dr. Stephen Kresovich who also serves as director of the Clemson Institute of Translational Genomics and the Advanced Plant Technology Program. More information is at https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/endowed-chair/index.html.
Endowment: $1,000,000

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