Cotton is the perennial shrub grown for the fluffy fiber which protects the seeds of the plant.
G. hirsutum accounts for approximately 90% of world wide cotton production today.
Cotton may also be referred to as tree cotton and has diversified from Mexico, North-East Africa and Arabia and Australia.
Major Cotton growing countries in the world are China, India, United States, Pakistan, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Australia and Turkey.
Major Cotton producing states of India are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Karnataka.
Fiber is the most economically important part of Cotton cultivation
Cotton grows in tropical and subtropical locations.
It does not do well in regions that have prolonged dry or wet spells.
Constant temperatures between 18° and 30°C.
A minimum of 500 mm of water between germination and boll formation.
Deep, well-drained soils with a good nutrient content is required for Cotton cultivation
Cotton grows best on sandy soils with a minimum 5.5 soil pH and on clay soils with a minimum 5.8 soil pH.
Soils should be well drained.
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Basal fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk denisty (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)20-25 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (less than 0.5%) and bulk denisty (more than 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|3-4 weeks after sowing||Mycoxol4G||500 g / hectare / application, if soil pH (less than / equal to 7.5) and availale P (more than / equal to 15 kg / ha) combination of Mycoxol 4G (500g / hectare) and Alpha Shield (1000g / hectare), if soil pH (more than 7.5) and available P (less than 15 kg / ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Deficiency of Zinc||Nutrin Zn||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Zn (less than 0.6 ppm), repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar Application||Corrects Zinc deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm), repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar Application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Vegetative Growth||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||1200 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Stimulates vegetative growth|
|Pre-flowering||Amply5||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Triggers flowering|
|2nd flush of flowering||Amply5||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Triggers flowering, promotes pod formation|
|Fruit development||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Optimizes source sink relation|
|Fruit development||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Reduces disease pressure|
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