COTTON RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION IN BANGLADESH
Mar 13, 2017

Breeding & Genetic improvement WCRC Breeding-Asia WCRC1
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In Bangladesh, Upland cotton is grown between latitudes 23˚ N and 26˚ N, at an altitude of just a few metres above sea level.  Production is almost entirely in the hands of smallholders, cultivating plots of 0.4 hectares of less.  Almost 90% of the crop is produced in the western region, with the remainder coming from the northern and central parts of the country.  Following its commercial reintroduction in 1977-78, the land under Upland cotton increased to a maximum of 17000 hectares in the 1982-93 season.  Since then the area has fluctuated widely, partly because of extensive flooding in the 1984-85 and 1987-88 seasons, and partly because of marketing difficulties.  Maximum production was achieved in the 1981-82 season, with an estimated 4145 tonnes of lint...

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