Due to the United States Department of Agriculture's highly successful Boll Weevil Eradication Program (BWEP), this pest has been eliminated from cotton in most of the United States.
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) said that worldwide GM cotton was planted on an area of 67,000 square kilometers (16,500,000 acres) in 2002.
The U.S. cotton crop was 73 percent GM in 2003.
The first cinema in Georgia was established in Tbilisi on November 16, 1896.
Today, cotton fibers are used to make clothing, bedsheets, towels, yarn, fishnets, tents, and innumerable other items, and the seed is used to produce cottonseed oil.
The Aztec emperor was given bolts of cotton cloth as tribute from his provinces (Ikziko 2006).
During this time, cotton cultivation in the British Empire, especially India, greatly increased to replace the lost production of the American South which had been the main supplier to the English mills.
By 1900, cotton amounted to 75 percent of the world's commercial textile fiber production (Iziko 2006).
Cotton is a perennial crop in the tropics and without defoliation or freezing, the plant will continue to grow.
Cotton can refer to members of the genus Gossypium of flowering plants or to the fiber produced from some species of these plants.
Bed sheets are also often made from cotton.
GM cotton is widely used throughout the world, with claims of requiring up to 80 percent less pesticide than ordinary cotton.
Historically, in North America, one of the most economically destructive pests in cotton production has been the boll weevil.
Genetically modified (GM) cotton was developed to reduce the heavy reliance on pesticides.
Cotton cultivation was widespread in both South and North America and in the Caribbean.
Organic cotton is used to manufacture everything from handkerchiefs to kimono robes.
Cotton remained a fairly minor crop until the invention of the cotton gin in 1793 by American inventor Eli Whitney.
The cottonseed meal that is left is generally fed to livestock.
The fruit of the cotton plant is called a "cotton boll."
Through tariffs and other restrictions, the English government discouraged the production of cotton cloth in India; rather the raw fiber was sent to England for processing.
Mexican cuisine continues to be based on and flavored by agricultural products contributed by the Mexicas/Aztecs and Mesoamerica, most of which retain some form of their original Nahuatl names.
After harvesting, cotton fibers were separated from the seeds and spun into thread, most often on a spinning wheel.
Organic cotton is cotton grown without pesticides or chemical additives to fertilizer, relying instead on methods with less ecological impact.
Cotton strippers are generally used in regions where it is too windy to grow picker varieties of cotton and generally used after application of a defoliant or natural defoliation occurring after a freeze.
The cotton gin was a simple machine that removed the cotton fiber from the seeds so that part of the work no longer had to be done by hand.
Cotton is also used to make yarn used in crochet and knitting.
The cultivation of cotton began in several places independently.
The cottonseed, which remains after the cotton is ginned (the fibers and seeds separated), is used to produce cottonseed oil.
Today cotton is produced in many parts of the world.
Cotton plants are members of Malvaceae, the marsh mallow family.
Socks, underwear, and most T-shirts are made from cotton.
In 1850, cotton accounted for just over half the value of all goods exported from the United States (Dodd 1920).
After regaining control over Southern Dobruja in 1940, Bulgaria allied with the Axis Powers in World War II, although no Bulgarian soldiers participated in the war against the USSR.
In 1784, when the first bale of American cotton was shipped to England, there were half a million slaves in the United States.
A fragment of cotton cloth was found in the ancient Indian city of Mohenjo-daro, dating from around four thousand years ago (Wolpert 1991).
Cotton fibers are used to make a number of textile products.
Cotton has had a tremendous impact on human history.
During the war, British and French traders invested heavily in Egyptian cotton plantations and the Egyptian government of Viceroy Isma'il took out substantial loans from European banks and stock exchanges.
Cotton is an enormously important commodity throughout the world.
By the end of the 1600s, cotton was cultivated throughout the warmer regions in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas.