AP: Crops Cotton

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CBSE NET Jan 2017 Geography Paper 3

Cotton

  • Origin Eurasia.
  • Requirements Warm climate ( 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) .

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