The Producer Information Exchange Program fosters valuable communication between cotton producers and helps them gain new perspectives in land preparation, planting, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and harvesting from peers in the Cotton Belt’s different regions. According to Michael Rochelle, Assistant Director of Member Services for the National Cotton Council, after this year’s tours, the program will have exchanged more than 850 U.S. cotton producers.
The first tour started July 8 as producers from the Southwest visited the West. Rochelle says the tours will run through August ending with the Southeast visiting the Mid-South.
Now in its 19th year, Rochelle says the program’s overall goal is to improve yields and fiber quality in each participating region.