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Cotton is grown all around the world because there is a constant and increasing need for it. This natural fiber is used to make all manner of textiles, such as: Feminine Care Products Beauty Products Coffee Filters Fishing Nets Clothing Diapers Wipes Paper Rope …and much more. Most cotton is grown commercially, and many states
Cotton has traditionally been an extremely important crop in the southern United States, and for a long time, the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) has been its nemesis. This fast moving, quickly reproducing pest made its way from Mexico to Texas in the late 1800s, spread quickly and has wrought havoc on cotton crops ever since.
These days homesteaders and hobby gardeners have begun trying to grow crops that are typically grown commercially. One popular crop for home gardeners and homesteaders is cotton; although, it is important to point out that there are restrictions on non-commercial growing of this plant in many states. In this article, we provide sound advice on
Cotton hasn’t always been a domestic plant. Throughout history (and even before) it has grown naturally in the wild in such far flung places as Brazil, Africa, Australia and the Americas. Ancestors of modern day cotton can also be found growing on a number of different tropical islands. This information is important to keep in
Cotton is an important commercial product in the United States and around the world. In addition to using cotton to make textiles, the plant is also used as a landscape plant in states that allow it. Cotton plants have surprisingly pretty, hibiscus-like flowers that start out white, turn deep pink and then become cotton bolls.
Professional cotton growers have aggressive measures in place to combat boll weevils. If a backyard grower allows the pests to get established, it could threaten the commercial cotton crop. Read on to learn more on why is it illegal to grow cotton in some states. Backyard Cotton Growing Is Illegal In Several States Cotton is
It can be very profitable to grow corn (maize) commercially because prices have been fairly high in recent years and corn is a high yield crop. Unfortunately, it is also a costly crop to grow when you take into account the cost of seed corn, chemicals and fertilizers necessary to produce top yields. Corn can
When you grow your own corn, you may find yourself with a lot more than you can eat quickly. This is unfortunate because as soon as you pick corn, the sugar in it begins converting into starch. In this article, we describe the best ways to refrigerate or freeze corn on the cob to enjoy
If you are new to gardening, you may be wondering how long it will take you to get results. Like any natural process, success in gardening is greatly dependent on a wide variety of variables. The temperature, the quality of your soil, the location of your garden, your timing and factors beyond your control all
It’s entirely possible to plant corn (maize) by hand, and for a small plot, that’s the perfect way to do it. If you have a large corn field, hand planting can be arduous, back-breaking labor. Additionally, setting out with the wrong circumstances can add to your effort and reduce your chances of success. In this
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Corn (or maize) is such a popular veggie/grain, and it would be great if it were easy to grow, but the fact is, it can get pretty complicated. One of the main concerns when growing corn is making certain is pollinates successfully. If it doesn’t, all your hard work will have been for naught. You’ll
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