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2011-07-05 23:36:16

The last of seven cotton gins is being tested this year as the fieldwork for a major 4-year cotton gin dust sampling project draws to a close. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists organized the project to intensively sample emissions from seven cotton gins across the Cotton Belt. Mike Buser, formerly with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit in Lubbock, Texas, and now with Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, began the project...

2011-06-27 12:38:02

As billion-dollar agricultural losses continue to mount in the withering Texas heat, Texas AgriLife Research scientists in Corpus Christi are taking a closer look at why some cotton varieties do better than others in drought conditions. "We want to better understand those traits that control water use in plants so we can transfer that information to breeders and geneticists to more quickly develop drought-tolerant cultivars so badly needed here," said Dr. Carlos Fernandez, a plant...

2011-06-23 06:19:00

SHENZHEN, China, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN; "Winner Medical" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, held its 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Company's corporate headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Nearly 1,100 Winner employees and over three hundred honored guests, comprised of officers, customers, suppliers...

2011-06-07 07:32:00

TransDRY(TM) Technology Adds Performance to Style and Comfort NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York-based Cana Collection®, an upscale lifestyle/athletic apparel brand, recently adopted the Cotton Incorporated TransDRY(TM) technology to enhance its collection of high-end activewear. The moisture-wicking TransDRY technology fits into the brand's philosophy that athletic apparel can encompass high-performance technology without sacrificing style. The...

2011-05-23 15:01:00

HARBIN, China, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Linen Textile Industry, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTXIF) ("China Linen" or the "Company"), one of China's leading linen fabric and linen yarn producers and exporters, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Q1 2011 revenues increased 79% to $15.8 million. Q1 2011 gross profit increased 109% to $5.7 million, gross margin up 507 basis points to 36.0% Q1 2011 net income increased 50% to $3.2...

2011-05-20 12:11:00

AMSTERDAM, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Companies Have Taken Steps, But Exploitation Remains Widespread Big garment brands and retailers have their products made under exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in Tamil Nadu, South India. The girls, mostly younger than 18 and from a Dalit ('outcaste') background are employed under the Sumangali Scheme. In its worst form, this employment scheme stands for bonded labour, as described in 'Captured by Cotton', a report...

2011-05-20 04:36:00

SHENZHEN, China, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN; "Winner Medical" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, today proudly announced that its PurCotton Industrial Wipes was nominated one of the finalists for the World of Wipes ("WOW") Innovation Award(TM). The Company will compete with the other five finalists at...

2011-05-17 10:29:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PUMA Golf and Cotton Incorporated have partnered to create a series of PUMA Golf performance shirts featuring TransDRY(TM) technology, a moisture management system that wicks away moisture and spreads it for faster drying and less cling to the body. Rickie Fowler sported one of the new styles, the Golf TransDRY(TM) 18 Hole Polo, during his Thursday round at The Players Championship® in Florida last week. See video from PUMA Golf and...

2011-05-06 04:13:00

SHENZHEN, China, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN), ("Winner Medical"), a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, announced today that it will release financial results for its second quarter 2011 on Wednesday, May 11 before market opens. Winner Medical's senior management will host a conference call to discuss these results on the date...

2011-05-03 19:14:00

NEW YORK, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International film actress and fashion icon Kate Bosworth lends her talents to the latest commercial in "The Fabric Of My Life" television campaign from Cotton Incorporated. The commercial features a new version of the familiar tune, with spare orchestration to heighten the ethereal mood of the visuals. Featuring cotton fashions by well-known designers such as Prada, Rodarte and Nina Ricci, the spot showcases the use of cotton in high fashion apparel,...


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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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