The 2007 Cotton Breeders' Tour was held the week of September 17th. Participants came from across the private and public sectors in the United States, along with researchers from China, Columbia, India, and Brazil. The group observed research regarding cotton breeding for heat tolerance in Arizona and fiber quality and water efficiency in California. Stops were also made to observe large scale production of almonds, tomatoes, guayule, and pistachios. The group visited the Shafter and Westside, California Research Stations to learn of cotton research conducted at those sites too.