The 2005 Cotton Breeders' Tour was held in the Southeast US September 11 -16. A tour of the Cotton Incorporated World Headquarters in Cary was held and then the group saw NCSU breeding efforts, USDA cotton genetics research near Florence, South Carolina, and University of Georgia [UGA] efforts in Tifton. Bayer CropScience's Cotton Breeding Program and Monsanto's Cotton Breeding team showcased their respective efforts in South Carolina. The group also observed the Lummus Corporation Manufacturing Plant near Savannah and the Chickasha Oil Meal Plant near Tifton. We also heard speakers talk about a host of topics including peanut breeding, turf grass breeding, and variable rate irrigation research at UGA.