Six months from planting cotton to harvest
At the end, the raw cotton is pressed into large bales, and sold onward to the spinning mills for yarn manufacture.
Only fully mature fibre boils are picked. Clean raw cotton. No use of defoliants.
Reduction of pesticides by sustainable concepts
One approach for reduction of pesticides is integrated pest control. One of the methods used is “threshold spraying”. The damage threshold principle permits reduction of pesticide use by up to 30%.
The quality of raw cotton is assessed by a number of different criteria. The decisive factor for the textile industry is fibre length – the longer the fibre, the higher the quality. Staple length is between 18 and 42 millimeters.