upland cotton


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upland cotton

n.
A cotton plant (Gossypium hirsutum) that is widely cultivated for its oily seeds and its fiber, used for textiles.

upland cotton

n
1. (Plants) a tropical American cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, widely cultivated for its fibre
2. (Textiles) the fibre of this plant, or the fabric woven from it

up′land cot′ton


n.
a cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, that is the chief commercial cotton crop in the U.S.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.upland cotton - native tropical American plant now cultivated in the United States yielding short-staple cotton
cotton plant, cotton - erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
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Significant differences were reported among parental cultivars and their F1 and F2 populations for earliness, morphological and yield traits in upland cotton (Iqbal et al.
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Thus, the objectives of the present research were to determine genetic variability, heritability correlations in intra-hirsutum [F.sub.2] populations for yield and fibre quality traits in upland cotton.
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To make cotton more competitive in world markets, the government also provided domestic mills and exporters with payments under the Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate Program (described as Step 2 payments) when global prices fell below US prices and provided importing countries with subsidized credit.
On March 14, 1789, Hodgen Holmes, Augusta, Georgia, received a five-year "caveat of invention" for the first reliable cotton gin capable of processing the hairy seeded variety of upland cotton. Because the Patent Office hadn't yet been established, this caveat of invention was issued by the U.S.
Based in Memphis, TN, The Cotton Board is responsible for collecting a per bale assessment of all upland cotton harvested and ginned in the U.S.