Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is cotton which is produced according to the internationally recognized organic farming standards of the  EU regulation 834/2007, of the USA National Organic Program (NOP), the Indian National Program for Organic Production (NPOP) or the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).

What is organic cotton production?

Organic cotton production does not simply mean replacing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with organic ones.
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Soil fertility management

Organic matter, which only accounts for 0.5 to 5 % of the soil, is of crucial importance for a soil’s fertility and water retention capacity.
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Pest management

In organic farming  the use of synthetic pesticides is not allowed.
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Harvest and post-harvest quality management

The most important measures to improve organic cotton quality during and after harvest...
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