Competitive Exams: Crops Cotton

Cotton

  • Origin Eurasia.

  • Requirements Warm climate (25° C or more) (50 − 110 cm), of rainfall.

  • It does badly in wet conditions

  • Medium loamy soils with good drainage

  • Bollworm and Boll Weevil are pests which destroy crops.

Varieties

  1. Long staple (Egypt, Sudan, Peru and USA).

  2. Medium staple (Bulk of world cotton output Mainly in USA and CIS).

  3. Short staple (Mainly in Asia. But many regions have now shifted to medium and long staple cotton).