Despite tornadoes and heavy rains of spring, local cotton crop coming in better than last year
"Farmers, in general, are optimistic about this year's crop. The cotton should be an average ... efficient and has cut down on the time needed to seed and pick." But, it still is labor intensive. "The farmer must harvest when it's ready," she said.
In Uzbekistan, 'slave labour' used to harvest cotton
In Uzbekistan, this time of the year is the cotton harvest. It is also a time fraught with peril. One warm evening this month, Safarboy Karimov was at a public meeting in the western region of Karakalpakistan where he was humiliated by government officials ...
How cotton is grown in Uzbekistan
An Uznews.net correspondent talked to a Tashkent province farmer who grows cotton. He spoke on condition of anonymity. He has been growing cotton for about ten years ... the fertilizers the harvest is two or three times less. However, if we use the ...
Georgia cotton farmers face late harvest
Green is not alone. The cotton harvest in Georgia has been delayed this year because of an unusual rainy and cooler summer. Cotton is a big deal in the state and has been for a long time. The Peach State was the first colony to produce cotton commercially ...
In Uzbekistan, the Practice of Forced Labor Lives On During the Cotton Harvest
Come harvest time, office managers and school principals ... all the years of Uzbek independence, I had to pick cotton, and every year things only get worse.” The police in Uzbekistan’s Soviet-style government control the harvest with the threat ...