News tagged with cotton

How cotton was born

A coming together and genetic merging of an American plant with an African or Asian plant one or two million years ago produced the ancestor of the bush that now provides 90% of the world’s commercial cotton. And although ...

Jul 28, 2011 3.7 / 5 (3) 1

Researchers study cotton gin dust emissions

The last of seven cotton gins is being tested this year as the fieldwork for a major 4-year cotton gin dust sampling project draws to a close. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists organized the project to intensively ...

Jul 05, 2011 not rated yet 0

Papuan weevil has screw-in legs

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research has found that humans were not the first species to invent the nut and bolt mechanism for screwing one thing to another: weevils do the same to attach their legs to their bodies ...

Jul 01, 2011 4.2 / 5 (13) 15 | with audio podcast report

UN targets endosulfan for elimination

(PhysOrg.com) -- Endosulfan is a leading pesticide used mainly on coffee, tea and cotton crops throughout the world, as well as a wood preservative. It belongs to a family of organic compounds known as organochlorines ...

May 09, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast report