cotton to


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cotton to

vb (intr, preposition)
1. to become friendly with
2. to approve of
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w>cotton to

vi +prep obj (US inf) plan, suggestiongut finden
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When my father started for himself, there were many men in Manchester who were willing to labor in this way, but they had no factory to work in, no machinery to work with, and no raw cotton to work on, simply because all this indispensable plant, and the materials for producing a fresh supply of it, had been appropriated by earlier comers.
However, with the passage of time, a continuous process of Cotton ginning and baling is, now-a-days, being carried-out through Large Suction- pipes which would take the Cotton to the Ginning Machine.
If sugar cane and paddy perform well growers may completely switch over from cotton to these two crops
Apparently the main reason for the decline in cotton crop is low per hectare yield (further decreased by 6.2pc over the last five years), which has left Pakistan with the only choice of importing cotton to meet domestic demand.
cotton to produce products that are in demand throughout the world.
In terms of regulation, conditional release has been granted for (GM) Bt cotton to Kenya Agricultural Livestock Research Organisation and Monsanto by the National Biosafety Authority.
cotton, global cotton suppliers like India, Australia, and Brazil may experience a near-term opportunity to supply more cotton to China.
To maintain the supply chain of cotton to the textile industry, the import of raw cotton saw a significant increase.
Farmers should avoid smoking during storage and transportation of cotton to ginning factories.
free export and import of cotton without any quantitative and qualitative restrictions to ensure international price of cotton to the Pakistani growers and provide a level playing fieId to all sectors of the cotton economy.
The direct benefits documented from using Bt cotton to control insect pests include reduced use of broadspectrum insecticide lower farming risks and production costs better yields and profitability expanded opportunities to grow cotton and a brighter economic outlook for the cotton industry.
They added, "shortfall in the crop also cast negative impact on the export of cotton." Presently, traders prefer to sell cotton to local textile industry as there is high demand in the domestic market due to short crop.