Cotton-bales

Commodity Code - 15
Commodity Name - Cotton Bales
Commodity Scientific Name - Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium barbadense, Gossypium arboretum, Gossypium herbaceum
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CICR-3, HD-432, BT-6, ADT-1, AHH-90-1(AJEET-11), AJIT (LHH-144), CICR HH-1 (KIRTI), H 1098-IMPROVED, H-10 BC-68-2A, H-14, HABRID-4/SHANKAR-4(H-4), HD-107, HD-324 (HD 324-1), HHH-287 (GM BASED INTRA, HIRSUSTUM HYBRID), J-34, JYOTI, LAHH-4 (A 13), LAM-389, MCU-12 (TCH-1025), MDCH-201, NARASIMHA (NANDYAL-1325), NCS-145-BUNNY (NCHH-145), NCS-207 MALLIKA (NCHH-207), PHULE ANMOL (RAC 024), PKV DH-1 (AKDH-7), PKV HY.4 (CAHH-8), PRIYA (NA-920), PUSA 8-6, PUSA-31, RAS 299-1, ROHINI (NA-48), RS-875, SANKAR-4 (HYBRID-4), SARASWATI, SURABHI (VRS-7), SWADESHI-1 (ADCH-1), TM-1312, TNB-1, V-797, VBCH 2231, VIKAS, VISHNU (G.COT 100)

Grade designations AP I AP II
Special Characteristics General Characteristics
Agmark Certified Pedigreed ( Red Label)
  1. Shall be the product derived from kapas (seed cotton indicated in Schedule I grown on a Government farm or by a registered seed grower licensed by the appropriate Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India for the purpose and which had been derived from pure seed supplied by a Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India for the purpose and crop of which shall have been inspected and recognized wherever necessary and duly certified by the appropriate Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural marketing Adviser to the Government of India, for the purpose as being at least 98% pure; and
  2. Shall have been ginned and pressed under direct supervision of the appropriate Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India for the purpose.
  1. Shall consist of lint (in full pressed bales obtained by machine ginning of the kapas:-
  2. Shall be clean and reasonably free from leaf, seed, stain or other imperfections;
  3. Shall be dry and free from a trace added moisture.
Agmark Certified (Black Label)
  1. Shall be the product derived from kapas (seed cotton)indicated in Schedule I grown on a Government farm or by a registered seed grower licensed by the appropriate Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India for the purpose and which had been derived from pure seed supplied by a Government seed Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India for the purpose and the crop of which shall have been inspected in the field and duly certified by the appropriate Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India, for the purpose as being at least 98% pure; and
  2. Shall have been ginned and pressed under the direct supervision of the appropriate Government Department or by any other agency to be recognized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India for the purpose.
  1. Shall consist of lint (in full pressed bales) obtained by machine ginning of kapas.
  2. Shall be clean and reasonably free from leaf, seed, stain or other imperfection.
  3. Shall be dry and free from any trace of added moisture.

Cotton shall be-

  1. Clean, wholesome, dried.
  2. Free from insect & fungus infestation, mould growth, rodent hair and excreta.

Criteria for Range designation

S.no. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Staple length(in mm) Extra long Above 32.5
Long staple Above 27.5 to 32.5
Medium long staple Above 25.0 to 27.5
Medium staple 20.5 to 25.0
Short Staple Below 20.5
ii Trash (% by wt) Max 3.0 5.0 7.0
iii Bundle Strength Above 28.0 26.0 and above 24.0 and above
iv Micronaire 2.8 to 3.0 Above 3.0 to 3.5 Above 3.5 to 4.0
iv Damaged and discoloured seeds (% by wt) Max 3.0 5.0 7.0
v Moisture (% by Weight) Not more than 10.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
I Percentage of Matured fibers (mm) Above 81.0 Above 75.0-81.0 Above 70.0-75.0

Sampling

  • The lint cotton of one variety having reasonably uniform characteristic offered for sale at one time shall constitute a lot.

  • From each of the bale so selected the representative adequate material may be drawn.

Definitions

Optional parameters are voluntary and may be analyzed as per buyer-seller agreement.

  • Micronaire (MIC) is a measure of the air permeability of compressed cotton fibers. It is often used as an indication of fiber fineness and maturity.

  • Trash: often referred to as non-lint, commonly comprises fragments of leaves, bark and grass, as well as particles of sand and dust.

Shelf Life - 15 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 10 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3+2 Months

Number of Extensions - 3+2 Months

Weight Tolerance - Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in the moisture content during storage