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Commodity profile - Cotton Seed
Botanical Name
General characterstics
Cottonseed is fruit of the cotton plant, important commercially for its oil and other products. Cottonseed oil is used in salad and cooking oils and, after hydrogenation, in shortenings and margarine.
Growing season  
Fertilizer application N(kg/hec) P(kg/hec) K(Kg/hec)
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Harvesting season  
1.Cotton is used to make a number of textile products such as terrycloth, denim and T-shirts. In addition to the textile industry,
2. Cotton is used in fishnets, coffee filters, tents, gunpowder and in bookbinding.
Market moving factor
1. The cotton crop is highly volatile and climate sensitive. So cotton production varies according to climatic conditions and crop situation. Cotton crop follows the crop cycle and prices starts firming up from April, while they ease only in September on new crop arrival in the market.
2. A Minimum Support Price is set by the Government of India to support cotton prices. Several government agencies like Cotton Corporation of India and Maharashtra State Co-operative Cotton Growers' Marketing Federation procures cotton at this price. While the price trend is initially set by the MSP, big industry cartels later determine price direction.
3. Imports and exports play a significant role in determining price
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