| India : Emerging major pest in cotton and its management (July 22, 10)|
Mirid bug Creontiades biseratense(distant) is an emerging pest on Bt cotton in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka leading to significant reduction in seed cotton yield.
| India : Textile Min to seek nod for cotton, man-made fibre tax parity (July 22, 10)|
Making out a strong case for tax parity between cotton and man-made fibre, the Textile Ministry will soon take the draft national fibre policy to the Cabinet, a top official said.
| Karachi : Cotton prices stable on active buying (July 22, 10)|
The local cotton market witnessed active buying on Wednesday as prices remained stable, dealers said.
| Pakistan : Exports of textile cross $10 billion mark (July 22, 10)|
With the support of increased growth of cotton yarn, textile exports managed to cross the $10 billion mark in the fiscal 2009-10. In the outgoing financial year, textile goods exports totaled to $10.244 billion, as against $9.572 billion in the previous year, thereby, recording a seven percent growth.
| Karachi : Record cottonseed production per acre (July 02, 10)|
The country received an all-time high production of cottonseed per acre Thursday, when 22 maund of cottonseed in one acre of land was picked in Vehari, Punjab.
| India : May export surges to $16.1 bn, up 35.1% (July 02, 10)|
The country’s export of goods surged to $16.1 billion in May, which is up 35.1 per cent from $11.9 billion in the same month last year. However, the growth declined a tad from April when merchandise exports reached $17 billion, registering an increase of 36.2 per cent year-on-year.