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2013-09-17 23:27:28

Knowmad announces new website launch for a distinguished cotton manufacturer. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Knowmad, a Charlotte-based inbound marketing company, is pleased to announce the launch of the newly enhanced website for Barnhardt Manufacturing Company's bleached cotton business unit, http://www.barnhardtcotton.net. Since 1900, Barnhardt has been leading the way in providing innovative bleached cotton fibers for retail product manufacturers. For the first time...

2013-09-16 23:18:38

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Textile Fibers Markets in China. London (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 China's demand for textile fibers has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry...

Tarantula Venom Protein May Serve As Bioinsecticide For Cotton Crop Pests
2013-09-12 10:10:21

Public Library of Science Spider venoms are usually toxic when injected into prey, but a new protein discovered in the venom of Australian tarantulas can also kill prey insects that consume the venom orally. The protein is strongly insecticidal to the cotton bollworm, an important agricultural pest, according to research published September 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Glenn King and Maggie Hardy from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland,...

2013-09-10 23:04:24

The fact he even owned the shirt was pure chance. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 The fact he even owned the shirt was pure chance. Driving in the suburbs, he found his regular route closed off. The unfamiliar detour took him past the doors of a factory outlet he’d heard on the radio was having a sale. Inside, busy choosing items for his family, he fell into conversation with a company executive. “Here, try this,” said the man, offering a shirt. “It’s something new...

2013-08-28 23:19:18

The global seed market report tracks developments and strategies of market players evaluating major market strategies followed by leading market players in terms of new product launches, agreements and collaboration, expansions etc. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Seeds Market By Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'