Tag: Cotton

Organic cotton

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Organic cotton is growing without use of synthetic chemicals and GMO seeds. Organic cotton occupies 1% of global cotton production. Now organic cotton cultivation is reported in Africa, Asia, Europe, USA, Australia and South America. There are number of reasons to grow organic cotton. Conventional cotton farming has negative impact on environment and health.  But […]…Read More

Chinese Company plan a cotton industrial chain in Multan

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Sun Weidong the Chinese Ambassador has guaranteed that China will help and support the local industry of Multan after his two visits to Pakistan. Ambassador Sun’s visit was for reviewing the progress of funded projects from China that includes funded industrial sector revealed in a press release from Embassy of China. He has sightseen the […]…Read More

Climate change playing havoc with cotton production in Pakistan and affecting its economy

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article image Heavy rainfall, high temperatures and major pest outbreaks have taken a heavy toll on Pakistan’s cotton growing districts of Punjab and Sindh province this year. The Ministry of Textile Industry has expressed concern over the drop in cotton production by 28 per cent during 2015-16 caused by climate change-induced phenomena. The erratic weather has proved lethal for the production of cotton, one of the country’s key cash crops. Last year was the…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image COTTON (GOSSYPIUMHIRSUTUM) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds. The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or lints’ of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed…Read More

Management practice boost up yield of cotton

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article image Cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum) is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genusGossypiumin the family of Malvaceae. The fibre is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.The major use of cotton today is in the textile industry, the fibers or 'lints' of the cotton plant are harvested and woven into fabric for the production of clothing, towels, bed sheets…Read More

Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding

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STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America. Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-…Read More

Use of bio-tech stressed for cotton breeding

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: Agriculture scientists can improve cotton yield through the use of bio-technology in breeding programmes of cotton, said Dr Aslam Bhutti, Regulatory Scientist BASF America. Addressing a seminar on "Genetics Changes in Cotton and Needs of 21th Century" organized by Evyol and Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI) jointly, here, he said that Pakistan could be brought in the list of top cotton producing countries by working on breeding programme. Bio-…Read More

Bailout package demanded for cotton farmers

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article image STAFF REPORT MULTAN: United International Group Chairman Mian Shahid has demanded a bailout package for cotton farmers affected by the recent collapse of the crop. Disappointed farmers are switching to other crops which could further reduce the area under cotton cultivation by 20 per cent which would bring production down, he said in a statement. Shahid said that textile sector would be hard pressed as four billion dollars would be needed to import cotton which would hit the…Read More

Cotton output fall to affect textile exports

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: As the cotton crop in Pakistan has witnessed sharp reduction in output, textile manufacturers anticipate serious affects on export activities for which they have demand immediate tax holiday on import of cotton. All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (Aptma) has sent a letter to the finance minister, informing that the cotton crop had miserably failed to meet the industry requirement. There is a shortage of approximately, four million cotton bales compared…Read More