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    Cotton was and still is a vital crop plant, it chiefly provided the South with a monetary advantage over several parts of the United States, and as for me… it made my family. My grandmother would have never left the small town of Moultrie, Georgia in search of a new life in South Florida, she was tired of picking cotton and knew there were better prospects. Even though cotton is an essential part of our daily wear, there were painful recollections surrounding the harvesting of cotton from my descendants

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    Cotton Essay

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    manufacturing shirts is cotton. Cotton is a natural fiber harvested from the cotton plant. The word ‘cotton’ refers to four species in the genus Gossypium (family Malvaceae), which are G.hirsutum L., G.barbadense L., G.arboreum L., and G.herbaceum L. (Tripathi & Warrier, 2011). The taxonomy of cotton is as follow: Name Cotton Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Malvales Family Malvaceae Genus Gossypium Table: Taxonomy of cotton Although the origin of the cotton plant Gossypium

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    Cotton In The 1800s

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    ever wanted to know how and why cotton was such a big deal during a specific time period in American history? During the Antebellum period in the United States, the south grew tobacco, indigo, wheat, and bought slaves but wanted a crop that would really make the farmers wealthy. In the 1800s, the crop cotton was noticed and became a high demand for the whole nation and Britain. There were many causes, effects and impacts that happened because of the rise of King Cotton. Before the war occurred, the

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    The invention of the cotton gin revolutionized the way cotton was produced throughout the United States. Although it was seen as genius invention at the time, the company responsible for selling the service of cotton ginning had major financial troubles throughout the years. The failure of Eli Whitney’s and Phineas Miller’s cotton ginning business was a result of overextension of obligations, and patent infringement, and success beyond imagining. While machines made to remove the seeds from long-staple

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    Cotton Prices

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    years cotton has gotten cheaper and cheaper. Yet, It’s gotten to the point where people start to wonder when history is going to repeat itself. In 2010 cotton prices looked like they did when America was in a civil war. Cotton reached a total price of $1.20 per pound. (Wall Street Journal 2013) The price of cotton now is about ninety-two cents per pound. (NYMEX - CME Group 2014). As you can see cotton prices have gotten cheaper, but many things can happen to cause the price of cotton to go

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    The Cotton Gin

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    The Cotton Gin In the late 1700’s the slave population in the United States had decreased. Before the invention of the cotton gin the South, which could only make money by farming, was loosing money because it didn’t have a major crop to export to England and the North besides tobacco and rice. However, these crops could be grown elsewhere. Cotton was the key because it couldn’t be grown in large amounts in other places, but only one type of cotton that could be cleaned easily. This was long-staple

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    Cotton Essay

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    History Of cotton Cotton has been grown in India for making clothing more than 200 years, and in certain other countries for several 100 years. Early European travelers return from southern Asia with seeing wool growing on trees. Early herbalists sometimes illustrate the cotton plants by drawings of sheep’s hanging from the branches of the trees. Apparently tree types of cotton were grown to a considerable extent at that time. Furthermore, a cotton plant growing as a perennial in the tropics can

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    The Benefits of BT Cotton

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    Cotton is one of the major fibre crops of global significance, it is only cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions. [1] However, various types of pests attack cotton and other monoculture crops, such as the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera, native bollworm H. punctigera and occasionally spider mites. These pests cause extensive damage to the crop; therefore, cotton has been genetically modified to produce specific toxins for insect tolerance, this is called BT toxin. BT cotton is a

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    Cotton Farmer Technology

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    hundred years, the cotton farmers face numerous difficulties and challenges within the nation. Notwithstanding, the cotton farmers finally overcome those difficulties and challenges when individuals invented technology. technology helps numerous cotton farmers taking care of numerous issues, for example, worker. In this way, there are numerous technological advances that offer the cotton farmer some assistance with becoming effective in the United States, for example, the tractor, cotton stripper, and

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    The King Cotton, phrase frequently used by Southerners and authors pre and post-Civil war era, indicating the economic and political importance of cotton production. “After the invention of the cotton gin in 1793. The cotton gin was a machine that easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation”(Cotton in the South, Eichhorn). The cotton gin allowed cotton to surpass tobacco as the dominant cash crop in the agricultural economy

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