China is taking the lead in the identification, testing, breeding, and application of a new cotton cultivar resistant to verticillium wilt. The Institute of Agro-Products Processing Science and Technology and the Institute of Plant Protection under the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and Nanjing Agricultural University have published the result

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Golestan is the name of CRI-862-259 cotton variety, which originated from foreign germplasm by mass-pedigree breeding method. Primary yield test conducted after quarantine test (1996) and CRI-862-259 was candidate as a high yielding and earliness genotype in 1997-98. Breeding programs were undertaking 2001 until 2004 in Hashemabad cotton research stat

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As 2012 plantings are starting in the northern hemisphere, prices of cotton are much reduced from last year,making competing crops more attractive to farmers. World cotton area is expected to contract by 4% to 34.5 million hectares. Based on average yields, production could decline by 5% to 25.7 million tons in 2012/13. This small reduction in output breaks the increasing trend


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Despite all of the controversy over the years, the use of genetically modified cotton in India has made impressive jumps over the last decade. Bt cotton plantings for the 2011/12 totaled 12.1 million hectares (ha), compared with only 7.7 million ha in 2002/03, according to an article published in the Financial Chronicle.
In a report from the I

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Dear Colleagues

The first International Conference on Science, Industry and Trade of Cotton will be held October 2-4, 2012 in Gorgan, Iran.
Conference Topics are as below:
 



International cotton prices have steadied at around $1 per pound in January 2012 after decreasing for almost ten months. The main reasons behind this price stabilization seem to be the support provided by the Chinese government, via significant purchases from both the domestic and the foreign markets, and an improvement in demand for cotton. However, the medium-t

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Global cotton production is forecast 8% higher in 2011/12, compared with 2010/11, at 26.8 million tons, whereas consumption could decline by 2% to 23.9 million tons. As a result of the projected surplus of 2.9 million tons, global cotton stocks could rebound to 11.9 million tons by the end of 2011/12. This recovery follows two seasons of relatively tight global

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By Jaclyn Sindrich
November 2, 2011
   With flooding devastating the livelihoods of so many cotton growers in Pakistan and Thailand in recent months, the search for a flood-resistant variety carries wi


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