Cotton Researchers Receive Grant

Published 10/03 2013 04:31PM

Updated 11/13 2013 10:57AM

There's some new research being done on the cotton plant and that is happening right here in Lubbock. 

This is part of a $125,000 grant given to Texas A&M AGRILIFE.

Dr. Jane Dever and graduate student Ryan Gregory are looking at how to breed the plant to be more organically resistant to drought and high salt soil.

"We feel our job is to make sure that the genetic resources exsist and are there to deal with any kind of environmental changes we might expect," said Dever. 


"And so if I can find [how to remove biotechnology traits] then Dr. Dever can focus on how to increase drought tolerance and increase yeild," said Gregory. 

The grant funding the research is from Seed Matters, a group that promotes organic seed breeding and use. 

You can see more that Seed Matters does at their website SeedMatters.com

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