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Chemically-modified cotton fibers are the basis for electrodes used in a new biofuel cell powered by glucose. (Credit: Georgia Department of Economic Development)
Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

November 20, 2018

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices…
UW researcher to send cotton into space to improve its growth on Earth

April 30, 2018

Jeans are thirsty. The fibers making up their denim come from water-guzzling cotton plants, and plant scientists are…
Wiping Out Bacteria with Nanoparticle-Cotton Fibers

June 29, 2017

Shoe liners that protect from harmful bacteria or bandages that treat wounds are some of the potential uses…
First Step Taken Toward Epigenetically Modified Cotton

June 5, 2017

With prices down and weather patterns unpredictable, these are tough times for America’s cotton farmers, but new research…
A better sustainable sanitary pad

May 15, 2017

Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year,…
Mix Is Key in Reversing Pest Resistance to Biotech Cotton

May 10, 2017

Insect pests that are rapidly adapting to genetically engineered crops threaten agriculture worldwide. A new study published in…
Saving Costs with Cover Crops

May 2, 2017

Cotton farmers in Alabama who use cover crops have a new, cost-cutting option. They can kill their cover…
Researchers Crack Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

December 23, 2016

Researchers know that the variation in leaf shapes can mean big differences in a farmer’s bottom line. Now,…
‘Going Green’ with Stink Bug Control

July 19, 2016

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist has found “green” alternatives to insecticides to control three native stink…
New Cotton Disposable Disinfecting Wipes – Effective, Biodegradable

June 28, 2016

People concerned about the environmental impact of synthetic disposable wipes accumulating in landfills can now take comfort in…
Supporting Pollinators Could Have Big Payoff for Texas Cotton Farmers

June 19, 2016

According to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin, increasing the diversity of pollinator species,…
Nanotech transforms cotton fibers into modern marvel

July 8, 2015

Juan Hinestroza and his students live in a cotton-soft nano world, where they create clothing that kills bacteria,…
Reviving Cottonseed Meal’s Adhesives Potential

June 30, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have a plan for using a U.S. cotton production byproduct to make…
3D Fabric Printer

June 8, 2015

Electroloom Developer Kit is a tool for designing and manufacturing custom 3D fabrics. There is no need for…
USDA Scientists, International Colleagues Sequence Upland Cotton Genome

April 22, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners have sequenced the genome of the world’s most widely…
Scientists seek public’s help in tracking new stink bug

April 13, 2015

University of Georgia entomologists are asking Georgians to help track an insect that loves to stow away in…
Spotting Problems and Targeting Treatments to Where They Are Needed

March 24, 2015

An agricultural engineer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a practical, cost-effective approach for taking…
Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Top 20 Agricultural Threats

February 13, 2015

Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are…
Assessing Cotton Fiber Quality from a Tiny Sample

October 27, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot plant for studying cotton textiles located at the Southern Regional Research…
Measuring efficiency on Pakistan’s cotton farms

June 20, 2014

Research by a PhD student from UWA’s School of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Institute of Agriculture could help…
Planting cotton early may mean less stink bug damage

March 20, 2014

Green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare (Say), is a common pest of cotton in the southeastern United States. Credit: Russ Ottens,…
Cotton waste becomes biodegradable packaging

December 10, 2013

Biomass packaging material created using technology developed by ARS, collaborators, and Ecovative can be made to custom fit…
Worm turns for cotton pest as Australia breeds in resistance

June 28, 2013

Among Australia’s key cotton pests is the global insect nemesis of agriculture, Helicoverpa armigera. More commonly known as a…
Cotton offers a new ecologically friendly way to clean up oil spills

June 5, 2013

With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills, scientists are reporting that…
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