It is a 1–4 m tall shrubwith weakly lignified twigs. All vegetative parts of the plant are covered with black oil glands. The petioles have rapidly fallingleaflets.
The flowering of the cotton plant
Theflowers are only in the axils of the leaf. The three outer sepals have a heart-shaped base and long, pointed teeth. They surround the cup-shaped, almost toothless calyx. The corolla is funnel-shaped. The flower usually has 5 petals. The flowers change color in the bloom from yellow to red. In the center of the flower there are stamens and stigmas.
The fruit of the cotton plant
Thefruits are ovoid, pointed, 3 to 6 cm long. The seeds are covered with half a million cotton hairs, which easily loosen. This is the coveted cotton that is picked to yarn from the spiders. The strong cotton hairs of cellulose are the means of transport of the seeds.
Hairs ensure that the wind gets hold of the seed and that it spreads. But it doesn't get that far. Before the seed has a chance to run off, a large machine rips the bunches of hair off the plant. A picking machine easily collects 80,000 kilograms of fluff per day. In poor countries, small cotton farmers sometimes still pick by hand. Experienced pickers can harvest 200 kilograms of cotton in a day.
Picking the cotton plant
Picking the cotton, which used to be done manually, nowadays often takes place mechanically. For this, it is necessary that the plant is first processed with adefoliant to facilitate picking or that the plant has been defoliated by incoming frost.
In the cultivation of organic cotton, the use of chemicals is not allowed, and picking is done manually. In the tropics, the cotton plant grows all year round, when it is not defoliated.
Hey Hello, we are Melanie and Joost and have two children Max and Fleur. If you have lost us, we are on the water, because we love sailing. We met at Orionis the Amsterdam student sailing club, where I organized the competition, and Joost won the competition.
Together with my husband I like to go out with camper "Goofy".
Joost is a sustainability consultant and furniture designer . I, am the business brain and a Mac enthusiast. As an online product owner I take care of the online part of Babywoods.
Binnen de professionele kinderopvang is de inrichting van een verschoonplek een van de belangrijkste aspecten van de werkplek. Veel baby’s, peuters en kleuters worden in de loop van de dag, meerdere malen en vaak door verschillende verzorg(st)ers verschoond. Daarom staan veiligheid en ergonomie voorop. Uiteraard is de hygiëne ook een heel belangrijk punt.
My company was founded during my first maternity week. In 2016 I gave birth to my son, because of my delivery I suffered from pelvic instability where I was advised to walk as few stairs as possible. Joost, my husband, made the first model wall changing table as a maternity gift and hung it on the toilet so that I did not have to walk upstairs to change our son.
He received plenty of compliments from maternity care and midwives. They also told me that there may be more parents interested in this handy product