The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University issues guidelines for farmers who grow cotton crop in summer

News Tags: cotton, crop residue, crop rotation, ginning mills, not to store the stalks of the cotton plant in the filed after harvest, pink bollworm, ratoon crop for cotton, recycled, Summer ploughing, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore
Summary: 
It asked the farmers not to store the stalks of the cotton plant in the filed after harvest. It said the farmers should follow crop rotation and avoid ratoon crop for cotton.

It asked the farmers not to store the stalks of the cotton plant in the filed after harvest. It said the farmers should follow crop rotation and avoid ratoon crop for cotton.

It said that installing pheromone traps which uses particular chemicals which lure the insects at ginning mills. The insects thus collected could be killed by using any of the pesticides, as told. It also added that that pink bollworm, a common pest in cotton, could be got rid of by not allowing it to complete its life cycle by ensuring proper sanitation during ginning.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/summer-cotton-crop-tamil-nadu-agricultural-university-issues-guidelines/articleshow/64452358.cms
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Rising cotton price worries yarn makers

News Tags: China imports, China was importing cotton, cotton, higher cotton prices, main consumer of cotton, raw material, Shankar 6, South India Spinners’ Association, Textile Industry, Textile mills, textile value chain, yarn prices

Coimbatore
Summary: 
According to industry sources cotton stocks with small and medium-scale mills would be low. Internationally, China was said to be importing large quantities. Those who were buying for daily needs might be affected.

According to industry sources cotton stocks with small and medium-scale mills would be low. Internationally, China was said to be importing large quantities. Those who were buying for daily needs might be affected.

The mills that had covered cotton at the beginning of the season would benefit now. The mills fear that as the season comes to an end, the prices might go up further. Since cotton is the main raw material, the entire textile value chain will be affected.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/cotton-price-rise-has-textile-sector-worried/article24125939.ece
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Gujarat accounting for 12% of the apparels exported from India

News Tags: apparel exports from India, Apparel Exports Promotion Council, cotton, exports of textiles as well as garments, Gujarat Garment Manufacturers Association, Manufacturers of textiles and apparels, polyester, Textile exporter

Ahmedabad
Summary: 
Gujarat accounts for 12% of the apparels exported from India. Manufacturers also indicated that they are facing stiff competition from their counterparts in Bangladesh and Vietnam according to data provided by Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC).

Gujarat accounts for 12% of the apparels exported from India. Manufacturers also indicated that they are facing stiff competition from their counterparts in Bangladesh and Vietnam according to data provided by Apparel Exports Promotion Council (AEPC).

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/cut-in-incentives-led-to-30-drop-in-textile-exports/articleshow/64264260.cms
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Sindh facing water shortage for the first time in cotton sowing period

News Tags: 1, 470 yuan was also noted in the Chinese market, coming cotton season of 2018-19 will be bullish, cotton, crucial time of sowing, far¬mers in Punjab are also facing irrigation water shortage, Karachi Cotton Association, polyester fibre prices

Multan
Summary: 
The irrigation water crisis in Sindh is badly damaging sowing in the province as quoted by Syed Mudabir Shah who is a cotton broker.He also added that, “The reports coming from lower Sindh are not encouraging as majority of the farmers there do not have any other option to irrigate their fields except from canal water. These areas are facing water shortage for the first time in cotton sowing period.” He added that farmers in lower Sindh are not waiting for rains to complete their sowing process. He commented that although far¬mers in Punjab are also facing irrigation water shortage, but over 80pc farmers there have tubewells. He added that the weather in Punjab is also favorable for sowing which is underway. He said the country would not be able to achieve its target of 14.3 million bales due to water shortage at this crucial time of sowing.

The irrigation water crisis in Sindh is badly damaging sowing in the province as quoted by Syed Mudabir Shah who is a cotton broker.He also added that, “The reports coming from lower Sindh are not encouraging as majority of the farmers there do not have any other option to irrigate their fields except from canal water. These areas are facing water shortage for the first time in cotton sowing period.” He added that farmers in lower Sindh are not waiting for rains to complete their sowing process.

https://www.dawn.com/news/1409200/lacklustre-activity-on-cotton-market
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Local cotton demand varieties attaining strength

News Tags: BT seeds for the kharif season, BT variety continues to account for over 96% of the cotton crop, Central Institute of Cotton Research, cotton, cotton crop in the country, Maharashtra State Seed Corporation

Pune
Summary: 
Farmers in the state would have to use BT seeds for the kharif season as the non-BT ones are not available in the market at present, according to industry experts. Maharashtra agriculture commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh had stated the state has decided to stop renewal of licences for the long duration varieties and had notified seed companies to provide a list of short-, medium- and long-term varieties of cotton earlier this year. Singh said that CICR has recommended short-duration varieties of cotton and there are several such varieties of Bt cotton available in the market.

Farmers in the state would have to use BT seeds for the kharif season as the non-BT ones are not available in the market at present, according to industry experts. Maharashtra agriculture commissioner Sachindra Pratap Singh had stated the state has decided to stop renewal of licences for the long duration varieties and had notified seed companies to provide a list of short-, medium- and long-term varieties of cotton earlier this year. Singh said that CICR has recommended short-duration varieties of cotton and there are several such varieties of Bt cotton available in the market.

https://www.financialexpress.com/market/commodities/demand-for-local-cotton-varieties-gaining-momentum-in-maharashtra/1172144/
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Uster Technologies announces the successful closing of the acquisition of Elbit Vision Systems

News Tags: cotton, Elbit Vision Systems, fabric, fibre, filament yarns, final finished fabric, raw textile fibres, staple fibre, Textile Industry, Textile production, Toyota Industries Corporation, Uster, wool

Switzerland
Summary: 
Uster Technologies is an independent subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), a Japanese listed company headquartered in Uster, Switzerland.The Uster Group operates through a worldwide market organisation complemented by technology centres. The Group provides testing and monitoring instruments, systems and services that allow optimization of quality through each individual stage of textile production which includes raw textile fibres, such as cotton or wool, all staple fibre and filament yarns, as well as downstream services to the final finished fabric. The Uster Group is a leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality measurement and certification for the textiles industry.

Uster Technologies is an independent subsidiary of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), a Japanese listed company headquartered in Uster, Switzerland.The Uster Group operates through a worldwide market organisation complemented by technology centres.

https://www.innovationintextiles.com/testing-standards/uster-completes-acquisition-of-evs/
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India and Bangladesh are the main buyers of Pakistani cotton

News Tags: cotton, Textile, yard exports

Mumbai
Summary: 
India and Bangladesh are the main buyers of Pakistani cotton so Experts believe Indian and Bangladeshi textile mills were the main buyers of Pakistani cotton. Officials said that Pakistan's textile exports went up by 7.2 per cent to $1.1 billion in February as against the same period last year. Pakistan's cotton yard exports posted a huge growth of 54.7 per cent in February.

According to a recent data, India and Bangladesh are the main buyers of Pakistani cotton as textile mills were mainly purchasing cotton from Pakistan for the their raw material requirement. Officials said that Pakistan's textile exports went up by 7.2 per cent to $1.1 billion in February as against the same period last year. Pakistan's cotton yard exports posted a huge growth of 54.7 per cent in February.

Due to the depreciation of Pakistani rupees against the dollar by 10 per cent cumulatively from June last year, the margins of textile sector also increased.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/pakistan-s-textile-exports-rise-india-buys-cotton-118032200737_1.html
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Bt cotton seed companies in the state to submit seed samples

News Tags: Bt cotton seeds, Central Institute for Cotton Research, cotton, DUS testing, HT transgenic gene

Mumbai
Summary: 
BT Cotton Seed companies in the state who wish to sell in the market need to submit seed samples to government- approved laboratories for getting them tested in order to obtain sale licenses which has been made compulsory in Maharashtra. Whether a newly bred variety differs from existing varieties within the same species, whether the characteristics used to establish distinctness are expressed uniformly and that these characteristics do not change over subsequent generations is determined by the the way of DUS testing. DNA markers are used for assessing the genetic purity.

BT Cotton Seed companies in the state who wish to sell in the market need to submit seed samples to government- approved laboratories for getting them tested in order to obtain sale licenses which has been made compulsory in Maharashtra. Whether a newly bred variety differs from existing varieties within the same species, whether the characteristics used to establish distinctness are expressed uniformly and that these characteristics do not change over subsequent generations is determined by the the way of DUS testing. DNA markers are used for assessing the genetic purity.

http://www.financialexpress.com/industry/bt-cotton-seed-firms-in-maharashtra-to-submit-samples-to-labs-for-licence/1106858/
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Cotton USA to present innovation in technology and cotton at Heimtextil

News Tags: consumer studies, cotton, Cotton USA, findings of current market, global trade fair for home and contract textile, Heimtextil, help drive sales growth, highlight US cotton’s sustainability, ongoing sourcing programmes, present five new innovative home textile technologies, quality, showcase innovation in technology, transparency and premium value

Frankfurt
Cotton USA to present innovation in technology and cotton at Heimtextil
Summary: 
Cotton USA is all set to showcase innovation in technology and cotton at Heimtextil a global trade fair for home and contract textile. Cotton USA will be showcasing five new innovative home textile technologies that could help drive sales growth and it will highlight US cotton’s sustainability, quality, transparency and premium value, as well as the findings of current market and consumer studies and its ongoing sourcing programmes.

Cotton USA is all set to showcase innovation in technology and cotton at Heimtextil a global trade fair for home and contract textile. Cotton USA will be showcasing five new innovative home textile technologies that could help drive sales growth and it will highlight US cotton’s sustainability, quality, transparency and premium value, as well as the findings of current market and consumer studies and its ongoing sourcing programmes.

https://cottonusa.org/news/2017/cotton-usa-presents-five-new-technologies-for-home-goods-at-heimtextil
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Walmart to support practices by cotton growers joins Cotton LEADS Program

News Tags: by cotton growers, cotton, home textile products, joined the Cotton LEADS program, marjor ingredient in Walmart’s apparel, meet challenge of growing sustainable cotton, sell products, support responsible production practices, sustain environment

Cordova
Walmart to support sustainable  cotton joins Cotton Leads program
Summary: 
Cotton is a major ingredient in many of Walmart’s apparel and home textile products. Walmart to support responsible production practices by cotton growers has joined the Cotton LEADS program, said Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, General Merchandise, Technical, Quality and Sustainability.

Cotton is a major ingredient in many of Walmart’s apparel and home textile products. Walmart to support responsible production practices by cotton growers has joined the Cotton LEADS program, said Ken Lanshe, Walmart’s vice president, General Merchandise, Technical, Quality and Sustainability.

Through the Cotton LEADS program, Walmart hopes to learn from and collaborate on efforts that U.S. cotton farmers are taking to be responsible and sustainable producers. Their support for the Cotton LEADS program aligns with Walmart’s goal to sell products that sustain the environment.

http://www.cottongrower.com/marketing/promotion/walmart-joins-cotton-leads-program/
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