MARK YOUR CALENDAR – 2020-2021 Cotton Research Request for Proposals

The California Cotton Industry Research Committee (CCIRC) will be sending out a Request for Proposals in mid to late July seeking research projects related to the cotton production industry. The CCIRC is made up of representatives from California Cotton Ginners & Growers Association, California Cotton Alliance as well as the Cotton Incorporated: State Support Committee. Projects should address the following priorities as recommended by the CCGGA Board of Directors:

2020-2021 Research Priorities

  • Diseases (FOV resistance, variety screening, seed and soil treatments, pathology work in lab and field plus Seedling Disease issues)
  • Sticky Cotton (Development of better detection and measurement system and standards and continue educational efforts)
  • Contamination (Research ways to detect plastic in the seed cotton and eliminate where possible)
  • Insect Management and Control (Efficacy screening of new and old products and promote intro of new chemistries with low VOC, focus on Lygus and Aphid control)
  • Water Management (Regional with varying soil types and Page 3—The Cotton Chronicle irrigation methods with emphasis on efficiencies, conservation, nitrogen, and salt management)
  • Weed Management (Resistance Management to existing products and introduction of new chemistries)
  • Nutrient Management (Focus on nutrient management while taking into account factors of soil type, irrigation method, efficiencies, etc.)

The deadline to submit projects will be Monday, August 24th. Projects will be reviewed by the committee on Tuesday, September 8th to make funding decisions. With this advance notice, we hope that researchers can begin reviewing the prioritized research topics and have ample time to submit projects. If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Rodriguez at (559) 252-0684 or