Buy Ethiopia Cotton Seeds Directly From Exporters & Suppliers - Best of 2021 Market Prices
|Produce||Ethiopian cotton seed|
|Common names||Cotton seeds, Cotton Seeds, Whole Cottonseed|
|Variety||BT seeds, Acalla, Pimma, GMO seed|
|Season||All year round|
|Storage and packing||woven bags(not torn),80 cubic feet of storage space per ton|
|Transport conditions||Well ventilated containers|
Ethiopia cotton seeds are known for their high quality, given that cotton is one of the main cash crops in the country, and its cultivation is rooted deep into the Ethiopian culture. Ethiopia is one of Africa’s largest producers of cottonseed. Cottonseed is useful for its oil content, which is used mainly in the production of salad oil and margarine.
Ethiopia cotton seeds are oval-shaped and about 4-10mm long. They are covered with lint, which is the rusty, long, and soft hair covering the cottonseed. Lint is what is used to make cotton textiles.
Ethiopia cotton seeds are cultivated all year round as the weather in the region supports its growth all through. Cotton seeds are planted about 2 centimeters into the soil. This is so that the seedlings sprout from the ground with as little effort as possible. However, in hot and dry conditions or when the soil is light, is it advisable to plant the seed at least 2.5 centimeters deep to protect them from extreme sun.
The seeds are mostly grown in the lowlands of the region under large scale irrigation schemes. Sometimes it is done small scale in rainfed areas. Small scale farmers do most of the production, which is usually about 39,500 hectares annually.
The most dominant type of Ethiopia cottonseed is the BT cottonseed, which is mostly commercially cultivated. It produces extra-long cotton that is exceptionally soft, vibrant, and of outstanding quality. Its cultivation has contributed immensely to expansion in the local production of cotton in Ethiopia.
Other varieties such as the Pima seeds and the accalla seeds are making their way into the country. GMO cotton seeds are also coming into the market mainly because they are better suited to fight bollworms.
Ethiopia cotton seeds have an average density of about 25lb/h3 and, as such, require 80 cubic feet of storage space per ton. Temperatures should be below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The floors should be concrete and moisture-proof.
It is advisable to ship cotton seeds soon after harvest as extended storage can lead to an increase in free fatty acids, which will subsequently affect the oil content.
Ethiopia cotton seeds are often packed and transported in woven bags (jute). These bags should be in perfect condition as any tear will lead to shrinkage and, consequently, a reduction in volume.
If the shipment is made in a container, the container should be well ventilated since cotton seeds inhale oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide. Should the ventilation be inadequate, the build-up of carbon dioxide will be life-threatening to both the plants and the handlers.
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