Issue #10, 2023 ISSN: 2581- 9410Cotton is a plant based fibre from the soft, fluffy boll that grows in a pod, the fruit of the plant. The word ‘cotton’ comes from the Arabic word, qutun which roughly means ‘tree wool’. Gossypium arboretum and Gossypium herbaceum are the two main varieties, native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world.Farmers of the Indus Valley civilisation first discovered cotton almost 5,000 years ago. They cultivated cotton plants along with their food crops and were amongst the first to spin and weave cotton cloth. Other civilisations independently discovered that the fluffy white cotton bolls could be cultivated. They developed similar tools such as combs, bows, hand spindles and basic looms to convert cotton into fabric.Cotton is a kharif crop, grown in black soil and needs a lot of sunshine. The seeds are planted in spring and the plant grows into green, bushy shrubs about one metre in height and th...
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