The cotton plant has evolved with numerous damaging insects. These
insects, if left unattended, would
virtually eliminate the harvestable crop in most cottonproducing
areas. Plants infested with leaf-feeding insects
are able to compensate somewhat by producing more leaves. Many of
cotton’s insects, however, feed on
squares and bolls. This reduces the yield and leads to delays in
crop development, often into the frost or rainy
season. The cotton industry utilizes a multifaceted approach to the
problem of insects. Known as Integrated
Pest Management (IPM), it keeps pests below yield-damaging levels.
IPM is dependent on natural populations
of beneficial insects to suppress damaging pests. Additionally,
some cotton varieties are genetically bred to be
less attractive to insects. Some plants are improved by modern
biotechnology, which causes the plant to be
resistant to certain damaging worms. Other modern biocontrol
strategies also are used. For example, where
populations of damaging pink bollworm insects break out, sterile
insect releases are used to target the pest
and minimize disruption to the beneficial insects. Also, cultural
practices that promote earliness and
shortseason production reduce the vulnerability of cotton
production to pests. Plant protection chemicals are
often used to prevent devastating crop losses to insects. All plant
protection methods used on plants in the
U.S. are thoroughly evaluated by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) to assure food safety and
protection to humans, animals and to the environment.
While harvesting is one of the final steps in the production of
cotton crops, it is one of the most important.
The crop must be harvested before weather can damage or completely
ruin its quality and reduce yield.
Cotton is machine harvested in the U.S., beginning in July in south
Texas and in October in more northern
areas of the Belt. Stripper harvesters, used chiefly in Texas and
Oklahoma, have rollers or mechanical
brushes that remove the entire boll from the plant. In the rest of
the Belt, spindle pickers are used. These
cotton pickers pull the cotton from the open bolls using revolving
barbed spindles that entwine the fiber and
release it after it has separated from the boll.
Seed Cotton Storage
Once harvested, seed cotton must be removed from the harvester and
stored before it is delivered to the gin
. Seed cotton is removed from the harvester and placed in modules,
relatively compact units of seed cotton.
A cotton module, shaped like a giant bread loaf, can weigh up to
Will be continued in the next chapter.
1. Your clothes’ styles can be specific customized based on your
2. Even we can customize printed your own pattern to make your
clothes unique in world!
3. Here you will get the most competetive factory price !
4. No matter you place the sample order or mass order, your actual
clothes’ pictures will always be sent for approval before shipping
5. Any problems regarding the production process will be kept
updated to you timely.
6. Meanwhile, the small order is warmly welcomed!
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1. How do I order and what happens next?
Please write us an email about your demand with detail description,
such as item size, color, design, quantity, packing and special
requirement, then we can help you finish any purchasing task on
2. Do I need to come to your factory to order?
No, you do not need to come here. We can do everything through
email, phone and post. But welcome to visit our office and factory.
3. Can I order samples first and then place the bulk order?
Yes, we understand that customers want samples first, and then need
a sales period to collect orders from their customers. However we
will ask customer for a small deposit of the bulk order. This
deposit will be reimbursed when placing the bulk order. So, samples
are FREE when ordering in bulk. (Good news: some stock items can
ship as free sample, pls contact us for detail.)
4. What is the lead time for samples?
Generally speaking, your ordered samples will be shipped out around
1-2 weeks. For stock item, we can send you immediately.
5. What is the lead time for manufacture?
In general we're able to manufacture orders of a quantity of up to
ten thousand items within 45 days. In case we have fabric in stock,
it will be 15-20 days.
6. Can I put my own label and logo on the products?
Yes, we offer OEM and ODM services
You may send your label design to us and we make them for you or
you send your finished labels to us and we sew on the clothes (free
7. What is the minimum order quantity (MOQ)?
We have wholesales service, for products in stock, MOQ is 1 box,
50-120 pcs depending on items. (Good news: you can order from 1 pc
or 1 lot from our stock items during promotion. Pls contact us for
Regarding OEM service, general minimum order quantity (MOQ) of each
design is 500-1000 pieces per color, depending on fabric stock.
8. How about Color difference?
Due to lighting, monitor and personal understanding of color, color
difference between photo show and actual product is inevitable,
your understanding is highly appreciated. However, we can send you
lapdip for confirmation before bulk production.
1/2" elastic inserted at the waistband and self fabric
non-functional bow for decoration