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Egypt cotton exports up nearly 20 percent as historic crop restored

Exports of Egypt's prized cotton will hit 38,000 tonnes in the 2016-17 season ending this month, up 19 percent on last year's total, the...

Zimbabwe Farmers Seek Better Pricing for Cotton

Zimbabwe is expecting about 80,000 tonnes of cotton from farmers in the 2015 /2016 season according to the latest Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) weekly Market...

Zimbabwe: Cotton market targets 80 000t

Elita Chikwati Agriculture Reporter About 80 000 tonnes of cotton are expected on the market this season as the selling season progresses. Merchants have started...

Cotton Insight Report – July 13, 2016 : Karvy Commodities

Market Review and News highlights: MCX traded cotton futures traded on mixed to higher note tracking firm cues from global market. Global cotton prices...

Govt’s plan to restrict cotton cultivation may fall through

Farmers are in favour of cotton as it can withstanddry spell better than other kharif crops, says official Delay in monsoon and issuance/renewal of crop...

Centre plans alternative to Bt cotton

To develop genes that can be integrated into traditional varieties for larger outputs  The Union government is working to develop a suite of Bt cotton...

Centre seeks wider consultations on licensing guidelines for Bt cotton technology

NEW DELHI, MAY 31:   The Agriculture Ministry has put up the draft licensing guidelines for Bt cotton technology for comments and suggestions from all stakeholders...

Pakistan: Falling cotton output

CHAKWAL: The textile industry is one of the leading sectors of Pakistan’s economy. It provides employment to over 40 per cent of the country’s industrial...

Cotton concerns

Pakistan, an exporter of cotton in the past, is facing acute shortage of this crop and importing it in large quantities to meet its...

5.7MN ACRE COTTON SOWING TARGET SET FOR PUNJAB

MULTAN: Provincial Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed said that incumbent government was working on war-footing for getting better cotton production. He said cotton sowing...

Senate body for ban on cotton import from India via Wagah

Islamabad—The Senate Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research, Wednesday, observed that import of cotton lint from India via Wagah border was detrimental...

Cotton production may witness further decline next year

The cotton production in Pakistan may witness further decline next year as cultivation of the crop in the largest cotton producing province Punjab has...

Rs3,200 per 40kg cotton support price sought

MULTAN: Former National Assembly speaker Syed Fakhar Imam said that growers were reluctant to sow cotton this year and the government should immediately announce...

Minister orders launch of ‘cotton grow campaign’

Punjab Agriculture Minister Dr Farrukh Javed while chairing a meeting on Friday to review cotton sowing, directed his department to launch a forceful 'Cotton...

As drought shrivels crop, Pakistan cotton industry faces $4 bln bill

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is spending $4 billion a year on cotton imports to support its ailing textile industry, after erratic rainfall...

Cotton flat on limited buying

RAJKOT, MAY 9:   Cotton remained unchanged on weak demand from local mills. Moreover, after a price rise over the past two weeks, buying from exporters also...

Can 30,000 cotton plants per acre be enough to reach top...

The optimal seeding rate and plant population for cotton varies from field to field and is dependent on many factors.  As seed costs are...

Cotton output falls 34pc to 9.768mln bales

KARACHI: Pakistan’s cotton output fell 34.28 percent to 9.768 million bales in the current season as the crop’s soft local and international prices forced...

Cotton increases on short supply

RAJKOT, APRIL 18:   Cotton price moved up on the back of foreign sentiments and short supply in domestic market in Gujarat due to Patidaar agitation....

India: Govt to continue regulating cotton seed prices: Farm Minister

NEW DELHI, APRIL 11:   The Government will keep regulating cotton seed prices and will not allow companies like the US biotechnology major Monsanto to exploit...