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  Cotton Incorporated
Cotton Incorporated Goes Green Earth Day Celebrations And Beyond
All rights reserved; America's Cotton Producers and Importers.
www.cottoninc.com   (124 words)

  Agriculture - Cotton
Cotton is an arable crop used both for its seeds, from which oil and oilseed cakes are made, and for its fibre.
To be eligible for coupled aid, cotton can be grown only on land authorised by the Member State, using authorised varieties of seed, and the cotton must be maintained at least until the boll opens.
Production and support for cotton in the EU gives rise to many economic, environmental, social and quality questions, on which it would be useful to have the views of stakeholders.
ec.europa.eu /agriculture/markets/cotton/index_en.htm   (0 words)

  Cotton - MSN Encarta
Cotton is produced by small trees and shrubs of a genus belonging to the mallow family, which also includes hibiscus, okra, and the familiar swamp mallow.
As with Egyptian cotton, the fiber is white and lustrous but its fiber length is longer than that of any other type of cotton, which permits the spinning of extremely fine yarns.
Among the serious diseases to which the cotton plant is subject is the wilt caused by a fungus which enters the roots from the soil and manufactures a poison.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562256/Cotton.html   (919 words)

  Cotton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium spp.), a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World.
Most cotton in the United States, Europe and Australia is harvested mechanically, either by a cotton picker, a machine that removes the cotton from the boll without damaging the cotton plant, or by a cotton stripper which strips the entire boll off the plant.
Cotton strippers are generally used in regions where it is too windy to grow picker varieties of cotton and generally used after application of a defoliant or natural defoliation occurring after a freeze.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cotton   (1715 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Cotton
Sea Island cotton produced a long, strong fiber, which was easily separated from the seed (a problem that plagued the shorter-staple upland variety), but Sea Island cotton could be grown only along the coast, where the growing season was quite long.
The weevil, cotton's greatest enemy, not only cut production levels in half in many areas but also increased the mass migration of white and fl tenant farmers from rural Georgia that had begun during World War I. The insect reduced the state's cotton yields an average of 29 percent from 1918 to 1924.
Cotton production in the state is currently almost back to pre–boll weevil levels, though this modern cotton farming bears little resemblance to the farming of the 1930s and earlier.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2087   (1650 words)

Cotton fiber is seed hair, a long single cell closed at one end.
Cotton grading is based on fiber length, uniformity, diameter, strength, maturity, color and the amount of foreign matter.
The copper number of undegraded cotton is almost zero, but it rises progressively as hydroxylitic degradation occurs under the continued action of acid on the cotton.
web.utk.edu /~zli5/textiles/fibers/classes/polymeri/natural/cotton/cotton.html   (896 words)

 Gossypium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commercial cotton fibers, used to manufacture cloth, are derived from the fruit of the cotton plant.
The initial introduction of GM cotton proved to be a commercial disaster in Australia - the yields were far lower than predicted, and the cotton plants cross-pollinated with other varieties of cotton.
Organic cotton is cotton grown without pesticides or chemical additives to fertilizer, relying instead on methods with less ecological impact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cotton_plant   (589 words)

 Cotton History
Cotton, belonging to a family that includes hibiscus and okra, produces a natural vegetable fiber used in the manufacture of cloth.
Cotton produces a sweet nectar that attracts a variety of destructive insect pests, including the boll weevil, bollworm, armyworm, and the red spider.
As with Egyptian cotton, the fiber is white and lustrous but its fiber length is longer than that of any other type of cotton, which permits the spinning of extremely fine yarns.
www.pcga.org /cotton_history.html   (518 words)

 Cotton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cotton, Gossypium, is a genus of the mallow family that has native species on every habitable continent, and several of the species occur on islands in the West Indies and in the Pacific Basin.
Cotton can be grown in areas where temperatures are high and water is relatively scarce; and, of course, much of the best cotton is grown under irrigation.
Cotton is the crop that requires frequent chemical sprays, first to control insects and later to defoliate the plants so that the cotton can be efficiently harvested via machines.
www.botgard.ucla.edu /html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Gossypium   (475 words)

 Crop Profile for Cotton in Kansas
In Kansas, most cotton was produced under dry-land conditions as in Cowley, Montgomery and Labette counties in the southeast district, and Sumner, Harper, Barber, Sedgwick, Kingman, Pratt and Harvey counties in the south central district.
Nearly all of irrigated cotton was planted in Harvey and Pratt counties in the south central district, although substantial acreage is planned for Stevens county and surrounding counties in the southwest district.
Cotton is a minor crop in Kansas, although it is considered an alternative crop to traditional crops, especially in the southern tiers of counties.
www.ipmcenters.org /cropprofiles/docs/KScotton.html   (4250 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
Cotton should be harvested as early as possible because profits are often greatly reduced by allowing the open cotton to be exposed to the wind and rain.
Cotton from strippers or spindle pickers is emptied directly into the box, and an operator in the cab compresses the cotton with the tramper.
In 1990, 74 percent of the Texas cotton crop was gathered by strippers and 26 percent by spindle pickers.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/CC/afc3.html   (2079 words)

Cotton is grown in warm climates that have enough rain to support irrigation.
Cotton from the cotton gin is then packed in bales and shipped to yarn producers.
Cotton is highly resistant to alkalis, but is killed when it is put in an acid bath.
home.gwu.edu /~res/fiber_theory/pages/cotton.html   (237 words)

 Hardcore Gaming 101: Cotton
Cotton is joined by her scantily-clad fairy friend Silk, who occasionally calls upon other companions to act as options during gameplay.
Cotton was ported to the PC Engine Super CD by Hudson, and was one of the few that actually crossed the ocean to be released in America.
Cotton Boomerang isn't quite a real sequel - almost all of the enemies are very similar, if not identical, to Cotton 2, and the levels are simply changed around a little bit - but it does completely overhaul the game mechanics.
hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com /cotton/cotton.htm   (2189 words)

Cotton quality is measured by "grade," which is based on the color and purity of the lint; and by "staple," or the length of the fibers.
The fruit of the cotton plant is called a boll (pronounced bowl) which splits open to reveal the fiber-covered seed.
Cotton fabrics dating back to 3000 BC were found in the Indus river valley, and cotton specimens dating to 2500 BC have been found in Peru.
darwin.nmsu.edu /~molbio/plant/cotton.html   (568 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions- National Cotton Council
Cotton stripping machines use rollers equipped with bats and brushes to knock the open bolls from the plants into a conveyor.
Ninety-eight percent of the cotton is grown in
Transgenic cotton is a cotton variety genetically altered by the addition of foreign genetic material (DNA) from another variety.
www.cotton.org /edu/faq/index.cfm   (0 words)

 Cotton and the Environment - Organic Trade Association   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Acreage estimates for the 2005 U.S. cotton crop show approximately 6,577 acres of certified organic cotton were planted in the United States.
Cotton uses approximately 25% of the world's insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides (including herbicides, insecticides, and defoliants.).
Fifty-five million pounds of pesticides were sprayed on the 12.8 million acres of conventional cotton grown in the U.S. in 2003 (4.3 pounds/ acre), ranking cotton third behind corn and soybeans in total amount of pesticides sprayed.
www.ota.com /organic/environment/cotton_environment.html   (445 words)

 Internet Centre for Canadian Fashion and Design - NTG International Inc.- Textile Dictionary
Cotton brocade often has the ground of cotton and the pattern of rayon and silk.
Cotton warp is often used because it cannot show from either side.
The flowers from which these different types of cotton are obtained vary in colour and texture, thus providing each type of cotton with varying characteristics.
www.ntgi.net /ICCF&D/cotton.htm   (3707 words)

Cotton is predominant as a textile fiber because the mature dry hairs twist in such a way that fine, strong threads can be spun from them.
Cotton, a perennial plant cultivated as an annual, is grown in the United States mostly in areas from Virginia southward and westward to California, in an area often referred to as the Cotton Belt (McGregor, 1976).
McGregor (1976) reported results from an experiment in which a cotton field was surrounded by a large number of honey bee colonies, and movement of pollen was traced by means of fluorescent particles.
www.aphis.usda.gov /brs/cotton.html   (1183 words)

 Georgia Cotton Commission
In 2005, cotton retained its position as one of the leading cash row crops in Georgia with a yield of 2.140 million bales of cotton and an estimated market value of over $504,355 million.
The highest number of cotton acres planted in Georgia (since accurate records were kept) occurred in 1914, with 5.15 million acres.
The "Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895," was advertised as the grandest fair ever held in the "New South," and was held in Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia.
www.georgiacottoncommission.org /index.cfm?show=10&mid=6   (624 words)

Burkina Faso's cotton sector is one of the strongest agro-industries in Africa.
Cotton is primarily grown on small farms in the Sikasso, Segou and Koulikoro areas, South of the river Niger, as well as in the Western district of Kita.
Cotton is primarily grown in the South of the country on small, rain fed farms, with an average land area of 1 hectare.
r0.unctad.org /infocomm/anglais/cotton/chain.htm   (5250 words)

 Crop Profiles - Arizona
Cotton was expected to comprise 80% of the upland cotton crop in Arizona in the 1998 season (3).
A decline in overall insecticide spraying of cotton, as a result of increased use of insect growth regulators and transgenic 'Bt' cotton, and an increase in alfalfa acreage both favor the presence of lygus bugs in cotton.
Darkling beetles are a seedling pest of cotton.
pestdata.ncsu.edu /cropprofiles/docs/Azcotton.html   (7698 words)

 Ag's Cool Cotton
Cotton seed are believed to have been planted in Florida in 1556 and in Virginia in 1607.
The meats inside the cotton sead are crushed for oil which is used primarily for shortening, cooking oil and salad dressings.
Cotton is planted in-state in mid to late April and harvested in late September, October and November in the Piedmont and Coastal Plains of North Carolina.
www.agr.state.nc.us /agscool/commodities/cotonkid.htm   (1232 words)

COTTON is the most universally comfortable, breathable and softest of all the fibers, natural or manmade.
Worldwide, conventional cotton farming uses only about 3% of the farmland but consumes approximately 25 percent of the chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
is cotton grown in fields where the use of pesticides have been discontinued for at least 3 years and where rigorous controls help rebuild the soil's natural fertility.
www.ecobedroom.com /1/cotton.html   (658 words)

 Cotton Information from the fiber to the fabric and weaves
Mercerized cotton is treated to permanently straighten the cotton fibers which then becomes a smooth, rod-like fiber that is uniform in appearance with a high luster.
Cotton is often blended with other fibers such as polyester, linen, wool, to "blend" the best properties of each fiber.
Polished Cotton is either a satin weave cotton or a plain weave cotton that is finished chemically to appear shiny.
www.fabrics.net /cotton.asp   (636 words)

That means the cotton is watered by using pipes or ditches or streams.
After the cotton is picked, it is loaded onto trailers and taken to the cotton gin.
After the cotton is cleaned at the gin, it goes through another machine that separates the seeds from the fiber.
www.hipark.austin.isd.tenet.edu /arc/projects/first/cotton/cotton.html   (473 words)

 Kids' Field Day: Crops Garden - Cotton
Cotton is a crop that is traditionally grown in the southern U.S. It is just starting to be grown in southern Kansas.
Here is a picture of a young cotton boll (the cotton boll is inside the white square).
This is a mature cotton boll that is ready to be harvested.
www.oznet.ksu.edu /fieldday/kids/crops/cotton.htm   (153 words)

 The Cotton Plant
There is the unmistakable smell of mature cotton in the air....and farmers tired of heat and anxious about their cotton yield began to plan their harvest.
On the other hand people not native to cotton or an area that is grown in is mesmerized by the rows of white fields and the heavy farm equipment it takes to harvest it.
This is the result of the four phases that the cotton plant experiences for one boll.
sweetmamapam.tripod.com /cottonboll.html   (616 words)

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