Cotton pertains to a natural fiber derived from the cotton plant.
Cultivated cotton refers to a perennial shrub, genus Gossypium. There are two major species in current production - G. hirsutum, commonly known as upland cotton, and G. barbadense or Pima cotton. G. arboreum, G. herbaceum - asiatic short staple coarse cotton, usually of high Micronaire;


G. barbadense - pima or extra long staple cotton. Major producing countries are Egypt, the USA, Israel, Peru and the Central Asian staes of the former Soviet Union; and
G. hirsutum - typically known as upland cotton of medium staple length which is the major species of cotton grown worldwide, accounting for about 90 percent of planted acreage.
Cotton can also be genetically engineered, it is called Bt cotton which carry the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) gene that produces, in every cotton plant cell, protein crystals toxic to some insect pests.
Dryland cotton is described as cotton grown using mainly water provided by the natural cycle of rainfall rather than artificial irrigation. This cotton is also known as raingrown cotton - using mainly water provided by the natural cycle of rainfall rather than artificial irrigation.
Organically grown cotton named organic cotton uses crop rotation, beneficial insects, compost and other farming methods in place of chemical fertilisers and intensive farming techniques.

See also:
"Cotton" is in the NAICS Code "111920"
  (Cotton FarmingCotton farming, field and seed production)


"Cotton" is in the CPC Code "0144"
  Cotton seeds

"Cotton" is in the HS Code "1207.20"
  - - Cotton seeds

"Cotton" is in the UNSPSC Code "10152201"
  Cotton seeds or seedlings

"Cotton" is in the NACE Code "15.41"
  Manufacture of crude oils and fats
  ... soya-bean oil, palm oil, sunflower-seed oil, Cotton-seed oil, rape, colza or mustard oil, linseed oi ...

"Cotton" is in the ISIC Code "1514"
  Manufacture of vegetable and animal oils and fats
  ... soya-bean oil, palm oil, sunflower-seed oil, Cotton-seed oil, rape, colza or mustard oil, linseed oi ...

Ref: 120720/2006-10-01


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