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  • 1. Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersion of the seeds.
  • 2. Terrycloth Towels Denim Fish net Cotton oil T-shirts Coffee filter Tent Cotton is used to make a number of textile products. These include terrycloth for highly absorbent bath towels and robes,denim for blue jeans, popularly used in the manufacture of blue work shirts . Bed sheets often are made from cotton. Cotton also is used to make yarn used in crochet and knitting.
  • 3. Cotton is a Warm season (tropical) crop.It can be profitably grown in regions with rainfall of 850- 1100 mm, but economic yields can not be realized in the region with a rainfall less than 500 mm.
  • 4. Cotton grows in warm climates and most of the world’s cotton is grown in the U.S., Uzbekistan, the People’s Republic of China and India. Other leading cotton-growing countries are Brazil, Pakistan and Turkey. In this country, the major cotton-producing states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, Florida, Kansas and Virginia.
  • 5. After cotton has been harvested, producers who use conventional tillage practices cut down and chop the cotton stalks. The next step is to turn the remaining residue underneath the soil surface. Producers who practice a style of farming called conservation tillage often choose to leave their stalks standing and leave the plant residue on the surface of the soil.