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Spinning no yarn

Cotton growers have had it good in the last one year, but US-China trade tensions could play spoiler.

Pink bollworm: Farmers opt out of early sowing of cotton

Farmers from Karjan, Dabhoi and Shinor talukas of Vadodara, which are part of Kanam cotton growing belt, rich in black soil most suitable for growing cotton, heavily relied on the pre-monsoon period for sowing


For 4th year in row, cotton crop area still below 4 lakh hectares in Punjab

Cotton is sown during Kharif season when water guzzling paddy crop is also grown in state. The cotton crop is also considered the best alternative to paddy, which is sown in nearly 25 to 30 lakh hectares out. Due to such huge area under paddy, 109 agricultural blocks out of the total 138, have already been declared over-exploited.

From 22 deaths to 0, how cotton district in Maharashtra battled pesticide poisoning

In July and August, officials say, at least 28,000 safety kits — masks, gloves and synthetic aprons — were distributed free of cost in Yavatmal as part of this initiative.

Drought woes: Saurashtra farmers stare at a dry harvest

Deficient monsoon rains have impacted the Kharif crop, while also raising doubts over Rabi sowing prospects.

Pest management: Punjab cotton farmers conquer whitefly

The dreaded insect, which devastated much of the state’s crop in 2015, is not as potent a threat now.


‘Cotton MSP hike will lead to 10% rise in garment prices’

Garment manufacturers in Gujarat have predicted a rise of 10 per cent in the price of garments after the Central government raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of cotton. 

States crack down on sale of illegal GM cotton seeds

Area under ‘unapproved’ herbicide-tolerant hybrids likely to fall this year

To Bt or not to Bt: 60 lakh cotton farmers or a handful of vested interests?

The government should not succumb to pressures for removal of trait fee on a technology that has made India the world’s No. 1 cotton producer.

Whitefly attack fears grow in Punjab’s cotton belt

Six pests per leaf have been detected in some parts of Fazilka, Bathinda, Muktsar and Mansa, while the average growth is between 4-5 pests per leaf in most parts of the cotton belt. Dr Sukhdev Singh, Deputy Director for Cotton, Department of Agriculture, revealed that economic threshold level (ETL) of the pest is six per leaf and therefore there is no scope of taking chances.