Cotton FAQs:


Q: Is cotton a soft?

A: Yes, and fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae.

Q: Was cotton imported from India without tariffs to British factories which manufactured textiles from Indian cotton?

A: Yes, and giving Britain a monopoly over India's large market and cotton resources.

Q: Is cotton bought and sold by investors and price speculators as a tradable commodity on 2 different stock exchanges in the United States of America?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton a major export?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton successfully grown in this region?

A: Yes, and consistent yields are only produced with heavy reliance on irrigation water drawn from the Ogallala Aquifer.

Q: Is cotton often compared to Egyptian cotton?

A: Yes, as both are used in high quality bed sheets and other cotton products.

Q: Is cotton produced in 24 countries?

A: Yes, and worldwide production was growing at a rate of more than 50% per year.

Q: Was cotton planted on an area of 25 million hectares in 2011?

A: Yes.

Q: Was cotton independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds?

A: Yes.

Q: Was cotton largely produced through the labor of enslaved African Americans?

A: Yes.

Q: Was cotton cultivated throughout the warmer regions in Asia and the Americas?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton a in India was 12?

A: Yes.

Q: Was cotton developed to reduce the heavy reliance on pesticides?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton ginned is used to produce cottonseed oil?

A: Yes, and which, after refining, can be consumed by humans like any other vegetable oil.

Q: Was cotton initiated in 2007 by a consortium of public researchers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton the United States?

A: Yes, and with sales of $4.9 billion, and Africa, with sales of $2.1 billion.

Q: Is cotton used mainly for underwear?

A: Yes, and stockings, and gloves.

Q: Is cotton generally understood as cotton from plants not genetically modified and that is certified to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals?

A: Yes, such as fertilizers or pesticides.

Q: Is cotton imported annually?

A: Yes, and pressure was put on Parliament, by the new mill owners, to remove the prohibition on the production and sale of pure cotton cloth, as they could easily compete with anything the EIC could import.

Q: Was cotton grown by Chinese peoples in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton ineffective against many cotton pests, however, such as plant bugs, stink bugs, and aphids?

A: Yes, depending on circumstances it may still be desirable to use insecticides against these.

Q: Is cotton usually measured in bales?

A: Yes, and which measure approximately 0.48 cubic meters and weigh 226.

Q: Is cotton king" characterized the attitude of the South toward this monocrop"?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton somewhat salt and drought tolerant?

A: Yes, and this makes it an attractive crop for arid and semiarid regions.

Q: Was cotton common in Merv?

A: Yes, and Ray and Pars of Iran.

Q: Was cotton grown on 88% of the cotton area?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton grown in the American southwest?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton lepidopteran larvae?

A: Yes, and which are killed by the Bt protein in the transgenic cotton they eat.

Q: Is cotton grown by numerous small holders?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton used in fishing nets?

A: Yes, and coffee filters, tents, explosives manufacture , cotton paper, and in bookbinding.

Q: Was cotton grown upriver?

A: Yes, and made into nets, and traded with fishing villages along the coast for large supplies of fish.

Q: Is cotton a processed version of the fiber that can be made into cloth resembling satin for shirts and suits?

A: Yes.

Q: Was cotton trans-shipped through northern ports?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton naturally a perennial but is grown as an annual to help control pests?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton used to make a number of textile products?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton shipped on British ships?

A: Yes, and a three-week journey across the Indian Ocean, down the Red Sea, across the Mediterranean, through Gibraltar, across the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic Ocean to London.

Q: Is cotton a perennial crop in the tropics?

A: Yes, and without defoliation or freezing, the plant will continue to grow.

Q: Is cotton turned into cloth in Lancashire?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton sometimes stored at these temperatures to prevent further deterioration?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cotton broadly associated with quality products?

A: Yes, and however only a small percentage of "Egyptian cotton" products are actually of superior quality.

Q: Is cotton an enormously important commodity throughout the world?

A: Yes.

Q: Was cotton a source of income for families across the South?

A: Yes.