Properly Grade Cotton for High Price – Cottco
COTTCO encourages cotton farmers to select their seed cotton carefully to ensure they are selling a high quality product at a commensurately high price.
In a post on Twitter yesterday, Cottoko called on farmers to pay attention to the fiber quality of their harvest when sorting.
“Fiber properties play a role in grading cotton because they affect the fiber manufacturing process for both intermediate and final products,” Cottco said.
Cottco also said careful sorting under recommended conditions is also done immediately after receiving the cotton bales from the farmers.
She also recognizes the role of women in cotton production, stating:
“In line with Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality, women’s role in cotton production through programs that empower, empower and ensure they get the most value from cotton farming. I recognize.”
In support of this claim, Duzzai Tagla, a farmer in Mzarabani’s Machaya village, said growing cotton has enabled him to buy furniture and raise his children. She expects a good harvest this year, with good rainfall, technical support and good information.
To validate the assertion a woman farmer from Machaya Village in Muzarabani, Mrs Dudzai Tagura said cotton farming had enabled her to buy furniture and educate her children. She expects a better crop this year, with good rainfall, technical support and good information.
The most important role in her chain is the farmer, and seed cotton selection begins when the farmer selects a variety for planting that matches the agroecological potential of the area.
Good agricultural practices in terms of applying fertilizers and chemicals at the right time and controlling weeds all affect good crop standerds s and ultimately good yields.
Washington Mbubekeri, called on farmers to experiment with available cotton varieties and research-based agricultural and crop protection techniques for World Cotton Day this year.
Keys he cited include growing cotton in agroecologically favorable/appropriate areas, using certified seeds of proven varieties, early sowing, weed and pest control, respect for plant populations, and It included providing adequate nutrition. Smart Kanbangje, who was Nembudjiya’s top cotton farmer last year under Chief Makole of Gokwe district,planted one hectare each of the hybrid Mahiko C567 and the local variety SZ9314, yielding 4,560 and 4,006 kilograms respectively. . The secret to this success lies in good agricultural practices.
He further boasted that the landrace ball weighs about 5 grams and the hybrid ball weighs about 3 grams.
Produced primarily by smallholder farmers in communities with small plot sizes ranging from 0.5 hectares to 5 hectares, the Zimbabwean seed cotton is hand-picked with minimal contamination and is a superior Most desirable as it maintains quality standards.
Cotton is the most drought tolerant crop that can be grown in areas with low rainfall in agroecological regions 3 to 5. The country is projected to produce more cotton this year than last year, with some experts saying prices rose from $0.32 last season, boosted by on-the-spot foreign currency payments, to a fivefold increase. We anticipate an increase. Increased foreign exchange holdings and favorable rainfall conditions in most cotton-producing regions.
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