Sustainable Cotton

More sustainable cotton production means using our natural resources — water, land, and energy — more efficiently. cotton producers are leading the way in responsible cotton production practices that dramatically reduce water use, land use, soil loss, and energy use while increasing soil health and yield per acre. Key to these advances in the sustainability of cotton production has been the development of innovative technologies, management systems, and conservation approaches driven by science-based environmental goals and targets.

Let’s take a closer look at the issues, progress, prospects, and goals for increased efficiency in the use of the three key natural resources in cotton production: