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Tuesday, December 01, 2020



Ginners expected to produce 8-10 lakh bales of 'branded' Kasturi cotton this season

October 07, 2020 11:54 pm

Earlier this year, the CCI has unveiled its brand Kastur, with specifications such as staple length, to allow ginners to brand and sell their cotton under the brand.

Early signs of PBW infestation in Maharashtra’s cotton fields worry farmers, Agriculture Department

August 04, 2020 10:49 pm

Cotton growers count PBW as one of the most dreaded pests for their crops. The worm completes its lifecycle in the crop and eats through the square (bud) flower and the lint of cotton. If not controlled early, PBW can wreak havoc in the cotton crop.

Pune: CCI gets good response after unlocking, reports record sales of cotton

July 28, 2020 11:26 am

The Covid-19 pandemic brought sales to a standstill as demand from both domestic and international markets tanked. The CCI auctions its stock daily to traders bidding for the same.

Did you know about these uses for cotton balls?

July 16, 2020 3:51 pm

These life hacks can save you a lot of time and resources

Punjab districts increase area under cotton

June 11, 2020 12:24 am

While Ludhiana has sown cotton on 40 hectares, Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib have done the same on 13 and 12 hectares respectively, said Kahan Singh Pannu, secretary, agriculture department, told The Indian Express.

Cotton Corporation of India's procurement to start, with norms for social distancing

April 15, 2020 3:05 pm

The move would come as a relief to the cotton growers as around 25 per cent of the produce still remains with the farmers.

Cotton procurement restarts in Malwa belt

April 14, 2020 10:45 pm

Procurement was started in Bathinda and Mansa on Tuesday and will also begin in Faridkot, Abohar, Fazilka and Muktsar mandis.

CAI maintains cotton crop output at 354.50 lakh bales for 2019-20 season

April 06, 2020 4:35 pm

The total cotton supply estimated by the CAI during October 2019 to March 2020 was 327.53 lakh bales (170 kgs each) which consists of the arrivals of 283.03 lakh bales up to March 31, imports of 12.50 lakh bales and the opening stock estimated by the CAI at 32 lakh bales.

When white turns gold

January 23, 2020 5:44 am

A simple low-cost intervention — moisture testing machine — has enabled cotton growers of this Telangana district to realise better prices.

Cotton output estimated at 360 lakh bales in 2019-20: Cotton Advisory Board

November 28, 2019 6:25 pm

The total yield is estimated to go up by 10 per cent to 486.33 lakh bales, this season compared to 443.20 lakh bales last year.