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2014-05-01 23:14:58

Debest Infant Apparel revives ancient, eco-friendly crop easy on skin and the environment. Sammamish, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Debest, a retailer of eco-friendly infant apparel that brings naturally colored cotton to the U.S. market, recently launched its online presence. Debest® Infant Apparel is now available online at http://debest.us and http://www.amazon.com/shops/debest. For parents looking for the best, environmentally friendly, and irritant-free clothing, naturally colored...

2014-04-14 12:33:20

DUBLIN, Apr. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9wn2kq/global_fiber ) has announced the addition of the "Global Fiber Market Report" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Fiber market to grow at a CAGR of 4 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in population. The Global Fiber market has...

2014-04-11 23:04:41

HyDri™ Cotton's USDA Biobased Product Label signifies a level of trust that consumers want. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HyDri™ Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part...

2014-04-09 16:22:53

328 growers produced at least 2,000 pounds of FiberMax cotton per acre LUBBOCK, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record number of FiberMax(®) growers achieved one-ton yields during the 2013 season and overcame challenges, such as low soil moisture and glyphosate-resistant weeds. Bayer CropScience honored 328 growers at the ninth annual FiberMax One Ton Club(TM) awards banquet on April 3 in Lubbock. This year, 194 inductees were first-time One Ton Club members, the highest number of...

2014-03-17 23:01:49

SIGVARIS launches new well being compression socks for women made from the world’s finest cotton. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Last fall, SIGVARIS introduced the Zurich Collection, a luxurious line of graduated compression socks made from natural fibers. This spring, SIGVARIS is thrilled to announce that the Sea Island Cotton Socks for women are joining this popular new collection. “Across North America, men have been stepping into Sea Island Cotton Socks, and this new...

2014-03-13 12:30:59

Brooks Brothers Among Recent Signatories NEW YORK and SYDNEY, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched in October of last year, the Cotton LEADS(TM) program continues to resonate with global textile businesses as a supply chain program committed to responsibly-produced cotton. The program emphasizes national capabilities of the cotton industries in Australia and the United States, along with their commitment to continual improvement, research and best practices. Combined,...

2014-03-04 23:04:17

Look Good and Feel Good in 72 Earth- and People-Friendly Styles This Spring Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 PrAna has increased its organic cotton offerings by another 11% since its last collection, helping people choose more apparel that’s pesticide- and insecticide-free, while supporting its suppliers’ communities. “One of prAna’s core values is sustainability so converting current styles to organic cotton while introducing new ones is an ongoing initiative for us,” said...

2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-07 23:03:42

Members to be recognized for high yields at ninth annual banquet in April. Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Each season, FiberMax® cotton seed produces high yields and a new class of FiberMax One Ton Club™ members. Bayer CropScience and FiberMax cotton invite growers to enter the One Ton Club to be recognized for their outstanding achievements and receive exclusive member benefits. Growers can submit entrance forms until March 1, 2014. To qualify for the One Ton Club, growers...

Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds. The study's results have implications for biodiversity conservation efforts. Researchers from UT and the University of Arizona, Tucson, studied how forces such as volatile market conditions and technological substitutes affect the value of pest...


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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