Posted May 14th, 2014


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[caption id="attachment_387" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Cotton bolls ready for harvest[/caption]   Cotton is made from fibers in the seedpods of plants in the Gossypium genus of the Mallow family.  The name "cotton" comes from goz, Arabic for "soft material."  From Arabic comes the Spanish algodon, then English cotton.  Cultivation of cotton is as old as civilization in Asia, Africa and Central America.  It was introduced into what is now the United States in 1556 in...

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