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2012-01-06 18:10:00

Bayer Also Showcases Its Newest Innovation in Seed Treatment Application — On Demand ORLANDO, FLA. (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Bayer CropScience will discuss the benefits of pairing Poncho®/VOTiVO® with AERIS® seed-applied insecticide/nematicide on cotton, as well as the new On Demand seed treatment system, at Beltwide 2012. Cotton growers and seed treaters will learn how these new innovations can help their businesses at the show Jan. 3 through Jan. 6, 2012 in Orlando, Fla....

2012-01-05 22:10:00

A robust variety lineup will meet grower needs across the Cotton Belt. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Bayer CropScience has advanced one FiberMax® and one Stoneville® cotton seed variety to join a robust product lineup available to farmers across the Cotton Belt in 2012. The new varieties, FM 1944GLB2 and ST 5445LLB2, continue to raise the bar in yield and quality, and both varieties will help farmers control glyphosate-resistant weeds. In addition to wide agronomic...

2011-12-14 14:56:16

Imagine jeans, sweats or socks that clean and de-odorize themselves when hung on a clothesline in the sun or draped on a balcony railing. Scientists are reporting development of a new cotton fabric that does clean itself of stains and bacteria when exposed to ordinary sunlight. Their report appears in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Mingce Long and Deyong Wu say their fabric uses a coating made from a compound of titanium dioxide, the white material used in everything from white...

2011-12-06 23:07:40

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are showing Arizona cotton growers how to reduce their dependence on broad-spectrum insecticides by controlling sweetpotato whiteflies with greener alternatives. Some Arizona growers continue to combat whiteflies with broad-spectrum insecticides that wipe out a number of insects, despite the availability of sprays that specifically target whiteflies. Steve Naranjo, a scientist with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and Peter...

2011-11-02 15:00:00

TSTC Publishing launched a Kickstarter project Oct. 27. Click here to check out the campaign and to help fund TSTC Publishing's latest book, Cotton Bales, Goatmen & Witches: Legends from the Heart of Texas. Waco, TX (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Skeletal specters. A red-eyed wild man. Devilish witches. Ghost stories abound in almost every town. Texas towns, it seems, are no exception. These are the stories that make up TSTC Publishingâs latest book, Cotton Bales, Goatmen &...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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