Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

15 Symposium--Improving the Competitiveness of Natural Fibers to Increase Market Share

Oral Session
ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems
The symposium on “Improving the competitiveness of natural fibers to increase market share” will concentrate on three main topics: ·  Global overview of the world situation with natural and man-made fibers. Why the downward trend in natural fibers consumption worldwide?·  Environmental impact of man-made fibers vs. natural fibers (pollution, microfibers problem, etc.). ·  How far can we go to modify drastically natural fibers (specifically cotton) to better compete with man-made fibers)?

Cotton and Other Fibers Community

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center, Room 7

Eric F Hequet
Eric F Hequet
3:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:35 PM
4:35 PM
Questions and Answers
4:45 PM
Community Planning Session
5:00 PM