Two cotton growers from South Carolina will have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming 2010 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program.

The tour is entirely paid for through a joint partnership between The Cotton Foundation and Bayer CropScience. Any South Carolina cotton grower is eligible to apply.

Now in its 22nd year, the P.I.E. program enables cotton producers to improve yields and fiber quality along with boosting their overall operation’s efficiency by: 1) gaining new perspectives in such fundamental practices as land preparation, planting, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and harvesting and 2) observing firsthand the unique ways in which their innovative peers are using new and existing technology.

(For a schedule of this year’s P.I.E. tours visit http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-tours-0607/)

Upon completion of this year’s tours, the P.I.E. program will have exposed nearly 900 U.S. cotton producers to innovative production practices in regions different than their own.

Nominations for the tour must be submitted to David Ruppenicker, Southern Cotton Growers, Inc., 706- 344-1212, david@southern-southeastern.org by June 18, 2010.