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2012-07-24 23:03:37

Bayer CropScience to join cotton industry experts in panel discussion at denim fashion industry event. Research Triangle Park, N.C. (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Cotton growers in cowboy hats are not the typical type of speakers that one would expect to see at a fashion industry event in New York City, but this is not your typical haute couture fashion show. The Kingpins Show, produced by textile and apparel company Olah Inc. brings together a diverse group of people tied together by the thread of...

2012-07-02 23:00:28

Cherub´s Blanket shares tips for creating a green baby nursery. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Cherub´s Blanket, a Shaker Heights, Ohio, business offering organic cotton baby blankets and natural baby items, is sharing tips on how to create an environmentally safe and green baby nursery. “Most consumers may not realize many of the products for a nursery can be harmful to a baby´s health, causing sensitivity problems, allergies, and untold future development...

Pests Are Adapting To GM Crops In Unexpected Ways
2012-06-21 05:12:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Modern science is no match for Mother Nature when it comes to agriculture, a new research paper has revealed. The report, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of scientists, showed that pests are adapting faster than expected to the genetically modified (GM) crops that have been altered to repel them. Many GM crops were originally created to reduce the amount of pesticides used to repel the insects and larvae that...

2012-06-08 23:02:07

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp® attempts to submit clients´ inventions to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 InventHelp®, America´s largest invention submission company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Washington, has designed apparel that could ensure that Alzheimer/dementia patients aren´t able to disrobe to take off an adult diaper. This invention is patented.     The “Advantages-Onez”...


Latest Cotton Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 17:08:49

Cotton swabs, made of a small wad of cotton wrapped around both ends of a short rod, are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. Leo Gerstenzang created the cotton swab in the 1920s after attaching cotton to toothpicks. The product eventually went on to be called the "Q-tip" which became a generic trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. The product is often used to clean the ear although doctors have said for used...

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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2009-03-27 17:52:05

Tropical tree, Bombax ceiba, is a member of the genus Bombax. It is more familiarly known as the Cotton Tree. In areas of Malay, Indonesia, Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan the tree is commonly planted. Chinese historical accounts tell of an ancient king of Nam Yuet, Chiu To, who offered the tree as a gift to the Emperor of Han Dynasty in 2nd Century B.C. Also, the tree, which is referred to as Semal, is commonly planted in parks and along roadsides in India. New Delhi, specifically...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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