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Planting The Seeds of Knowledge


Kay Krausman - Laguna Road  
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Lesson Summary:
Weigh the cotton from one boll. Find the weight of one bale of cotton. Estimate the number of bolls it takes to make one bale.

American Pima cotton is a different type (species) of cotton than most cotton consumed worldwide. It is a premium cotton fiber that accounts for approximately 3% of all the cotton grown in the United States.

Better than 90% of all U.S. Pima cotton is grown in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Pima is a longer and stronger fiber which is spun into higher count yarns for better quality apparel, towels and sheets.

To learn more about the Pima crop, markets and promotional activities go to the Supima Association web site,

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