16 Apr '18, 3pm

Wrangler Shows Economic Benefits of Sustainable Cotton Farming

Wrangler Shows Economic Benefits of Sustainable Cotton Farming

Wrangler analyzed dozens of scientific studies to show that sustainable cotton farming techniques improve crop yields and reduce costs while slashing greenhouse gas emissions. For the new report, called “Seeding Soil’s Potential ,” Wrangler’s soil health advisors reviewed more than 45 scientific papers and reviews from academic, government, and industry researchers, the company says. Expert input came from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Nature Conservancy, and the Soil Health Institute. In the US, cotton is farmed on around 12.5 million acres, accounting for 16% of global production, the company says. The denim manufacturer concluded that practicing sustainable cotton farming techniques results in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere compared to conventional farming methods. “Conventional cotto...

Full article: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2018/04/wrangler-sust...

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