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Organic cotton cultivation

K Vijayalakshmi

Organic cotton cultivation

by K Vijayalakshmi

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Published by Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems, Oxfam GB in Chennai, Hyderabad .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementK. Vijayalakshmi, S. Arumugasamy, Subhashini Sridhar.
ContributionsArumugasamy, S., Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (Madras, India)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16314947M
LC Control Number2007394558

The Alternative – Organic Cotton. But it’s not all bad news! Organic cotton is a good sustainable solution, which is grown without the use of pesticides, from seeds which have not been genetically modified. Organic farming practices avoid using harmful chemicals while aiming for environmental sustainability and the use of fewer resources.   Organic farm ing is defined as a production system which largely excludes o r avoids the use of fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, etc. and relies mainly on organic sources to maintain soil health, supply plant nutrients and minimize insects, weeds and other pests. It was felt that organic farming may solve all these problems and has been considered .

Organic cotton farming as an approach to reduce poverty is a relatively new concept. Experiences from organic cotton projects have shown that conversion to organic farming in the long run can help farmers to get better and more stable incomes while maintaining or improving their production base and using natural resources more Size: KB. Organic Cotton The basic idea of organic farming is aimed at conservation and optimum utilization of all natural resources for decent profitability maintaining sustainability of the farm. A sense of thoughtful act to reduce the utilization of resources with minimal damage to the earth is the essence of organic farming.

Buy ORGANICKID Girls Organic Cotton Underwear GOTS Certified Kids Toddler Briefs Pack of 3 and other Panties at Our wide selection is 5/5(1).   Read: Organic Cotton Production. Climate and Soil requirement for Cotton Production: The hot and moist climate is ideal for cotton farming. The climatic condition for cotton cultivation is mentioned below: Seventy percent of cotton is rainfed. Clear sunshine & proper moisture level during boll formation is required.

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The organic cotton farming system can be applied at different scales. However, an average organic cotton farmer has only hectares (one hectare equals approximately acres), which indicates that organic farming systems are relatively small. The following diagram shows how an organic farming system might look on a small scale farm in India.

Organic Cotton can rightly be called the most skin-friendly, most soothing, and most harmless natural fiber. While conventional cotton can sometimes be irritating to newborn skins, Organic Cotton is never like that.

It is the ideal material for protecting and cleaning newborn babies, particularly for making clothes, bandages, covering and. And Bambawale, O.M. Organic cotton cultivation – Technology and issues to be addressed. Journal of Indian Society for Cotton Improvement Special issue on the Natural and Colour Cotton Workshop held in May Technology generated for organic-cotton cultivation.

ICAR NEWS 4(2):kar, ran, O.M. Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as India, Turkey, China, and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides aside from the ones allowed by the certified organic labeling.

Its production is supposed to promote and. Organic Cotton. Organic cotton is cotton from plants that are not genetically modified and are certified to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals, such as fertilizers, pesticides or defoliants, produced according to the internationally recognized organic farming standards of the EU regulation /, the US National Organic Program, the Indian.

InC&A Foundation hel farmers adopt organic cotton cultivation practices with support from partners such as Cotton Connect, Rare, and Action for Social Advancement (ASA), among others. Organic Cotton Crop Guide Organic Cotton Crop Guide 1 All of the statements, results, etc.

contained in this book have been compiled by the authors according to their best knowledge and have been scrupulously Organic cotton cultivation book by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). However, the possibility of mistakes cannot be ruled out entirely File Size: 1MB.

growing cotton organically using organic fertilizers Two things will keep the land in good condition: first, return manure to the land in place of the seeds; second, at the last working sow some crop like crimson clover or rye in the cotton rows to protect the soil during the winter and to leave humus in the ground for the spring.

Despite the technological orientation of US cotton cultivation, a considerable amount of organic cotton is grown in the USA (see Fig. ) on about 14 US share is by far the largest, compared to the worldwide production (Fig. ).Depending on market demands (fashion) and pest eradication programs in the USA which prevent certification, this amount varies from year.

To avoid the environmental damages caused by the cultivation and processing of conventional cotton, organic cotton has been introduced. To harmonize the trade of organic cotton and products made with it, standards are required that ascertain the quality of product and provide a uniform term for the trading partners to communicate along the 5/5(1).

Organic cultivation methods are based more on knowledge of agronomic processes than input-based conventional production is.

Cotton field (Mali) The systemic approach aims to establish a diverse and balanced farming ecosystem which ideally includes all. But organic cotton cultivation in India faces certain unique, deeply rooted challenges, which prevent it from being widely adopted.

These range from the lack of availability of seeds to market Author: Anita Chester. Cotton is mostly grown in monoculture and is a very pesticide-intensive crop. Although it is only grown on % of the world’s agricultural land, it consumes 16% of all the insecticides and 6,8% of all herbicides used worldwide.

These pesticides are washed out of soils, and pollute rivers and groundwater. Pests often develop resistance to. The Organic Cotton Sustainability Assessment Tool (OC-SAT) is the first mechanism in the industry to provide an all-encompassing view of organic cotton’s benefits.

While the tool has been road tested on organic cotton, the assessment framework could be developed for other initiatives in the sector. While organic cotton has drawn some backlash because it utilizes more water than conventional cotton, 80% of organic cotton crops are rain-fed. Plus, because the soil is in better shape after organic cotton cultivation, it is also able to retain more moisture than a depleted soil, which offsets the extra water needed for production in the long run.

Organic cotton cultivation in India – a culmination of non- chemical pest management Cotton, being a long-duration crop, with rank vegetation and high boll load is quite vulnerable to many biotic stresses including herbivory. Hence, it has become a major consumer of % of nutrient and hormone chemicals and 55% of the pesticide chemicals.

Organic Cotton Training Manual 5 How to use this training manual The aim of this training manual is to facilitate training activities on organic cotton cultivation for smallholder farmers in the tropics.

We hope it will form the basis for training activities by providing the following. According to the Textile Exchange Organic Cotton Farm & Fiber Report, approximatelymetric tons (MT) of organic cotton (, bales) were grown onhectares (, acres) in ­ Organic cotton now equals percent of global cotton production.

Organic cotton Enormous amounts of synthetic chemi-cal pesticides are used in conventional cotton cultivation worldwide. Many of these pesticides are highly poisonous and dangerous to humans and the envi-ronment. Organic cotton cultivation offers a sustainable alternative and is already being practiced by an increasing number of farmers File Size: KB.

% Certified Organic Cotton Organic cotton is grown in an environment where no pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or herbicides have been used for a minimum of three years.

Organic yarn spinners have set isolated processing areas in order to segregate the organic cotton from conventional cotton. The dyeing and finishing of organic cottons also. Cotton is an indispensable part of today’s human life and India is now the second largest producer of cotton in the world, producing around 18% of the world’s cotton [].It has the largest area under cotton cultivation in the world ( Million hectare), representing about 25% of the world area under cotton cultivation [].For the financial year –16 total production of Cited by: 1.Organic cotton can be found in everything, from clothing, footwear and home furnishings (towels, bathrobes, sheets, blankets, bedding), to children’s products (clothing, toys, diapers), personal care items (sanitary products, make-up removal pads, cotton puffs and ear swabs), and even stationery and note cards.

Stanley & Stella.This book provides the first overview of organic cotton production, processing and consumption for everyone involved with cotton. Organic agriculture is gaining ground rapidly and organic cotton provides important environmental, economic and social benefits compared with conventional cotton production.

In addition, policy makers, journalists, farmers' organizations.