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Colored cotton is natural cotton which has been bred to produce light green, light
brown and rusty red bolls. The colored fluff is processed into cloth that is gaining
popularity with environmentally conscious consumers and people who are allergic to the
dyes in regular cotton. Scientists are trying to breed new varieties with longer, stronger
fibers and higher yields. An improved green variety should be available in two years and a
genetically engineered blue version is on the way. Colored cotton sells for $1.30 to $1.40
per pound, compared with 65 cents to 70 cents for white cotton. But yields on colored
cotton are lower, so farmers may not see much difference in profits. Colored cotton may
yield only one 500-pound bale to an acre, compared with up to 2 1/2 for regular cotton.
Colored cotton has been grown for years in Russia, India and South and Central America,
and Israel has become a major supplier. White cotton still dominates. Mills like white
cotton because it can be dyed to keep pace with changes in fashions.
- Suggestion A: There are only two major seed companies left in that
business: Delta & Pine Land Company, Scott, Mississippi, and Stoneville Pedigreed Seed
Company, Stoneville, Mississippi. I don't know any addresses, but both are small towns and
their telephone numbers should be easily obtainable. If it's ginned cottonseed for
marketing you want, you might contact the National Cottonseed Products Association, 1255
Lynnfield Rd, Memphis, Tennessee. 901-682-0800.
- Suggestion B: You must not forget Hyperformer Seed Company, a
subsidiary of Helena Chemical Co. They can be reached in Memphis, TN at the Agricenter
International at phone: 901-756-1771.
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Price Policy and Its Impact on Production, Income, Employment and the Adoption of
Innovations : A Farming Systems Based Analysis of cotton - by Michael Bruntrup
- Publication Date: June 1997 - List: $95.95
- Bale O' Cotton
: The Mechanical Art of Cotton Ginning (Centennial Series of the Association of Former
Students, Texas A&m University, No 43) - by Karen Gerhardt Britton -
Publication Date: January 1993 - List: $28.50
- Ginning Cotton
: An Entrepreneur's Story - by A. L. Vandergriff - Publication Date:
March 1997 - List: $34.95
Midwest Book Review :
A. L. Vandergriff went to work in a cotton gin at the age of nine. Now an octogenarian,
there's nothing he doesn't know about an industry and a technology that has been a part of
his long and productive life. Ginning Cotton: An Entrepreneur's Story is an opportunit y
to follow the technological advancements in the ginning and processing industry made by a
cotton legend. "Vandy" developed many of the most revolutionary engineering
innovations of this century (he holds 28 U. S. patents recording his contributions), and
in Ginning Cotton he ex plains the technology and the historical context of its
development. Vandergriff's story is, quite literally, the story of the development of
modern cotton ginning. Ginning Cotton is a unique blend of technological history and
personal biography that will entertain as much as it informs.
Pest Management Systems and Cotton Production (Environmental Science and Technology)
- by Raymond E. Frisbie, Kamal M. El-Zik, L. Ted Wilson (Editor) - Publication Date:
May 1989 - List: $89.95
The publisher, John Wiley & Sons :
Presents a comprehensive integration of IPM techiques into cotton production methodology.
Practical approach addresses economic, agronomic, and biological factors of pest
management, focussing on the plant's resistance to pests and the genetic rationale for
improving plant health. Discusses methods of quantifying plant damage and pest abundance,
surveys the latest research developments, and suggests various approaches to an overall
management strategy for each of the major pest groups. Also evaluates the latest
approaches to economic analysis of cotton IPM systems.
- Like a Family : The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World - by
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall - Publication Date: November 1989 - List: $13.95
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