Diverse Uses of Cotton: From Products to Byproducts

  • Hassan MunirEmail author
  • Fahd Rasul
  • Ashfaq Ahmad
  • Muhammad Sajid
  • Salman Ayub
  • Muhammad Arif
  • Pakeeza Iqbal
  • Amna Khan
  • Zartash Fatima
  • Shakeel Ahmad
  • Muhammad Azam Khan


Cotton is a multifaceted crop of which wholesome or all parts individually can be used for their byproducts in addition to their domestic or economic uses. It provides lint raw material to an ever-increasing textile industry, cotton seed oil for culinary purposes, and edible oil and protein-rich oil cake residue for livestock. Cotton can benefit human being through its sticks, fibers, seed, and oil as the primary products, whereas several secondary products are manufactured by utilizing these components of cotton. Cash crop appraisal is, however, based on its multifaceted uses, and a significant proportion in value added in agriculture is well established through cotton textile, hosiery made-up, and raw and fine products of cotton apart from its use in many surgical products.


Textile Fuel Fiber Lint Cash crop Seed 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hassan Munir
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fahd Rasul
    • 1
  • Ashfaq Ahmad
    • 1
    • 2
  • Muhammad Sajid
    • 1
  • Salman Ayub
    • 1
  • Muhammad Arif
    • 3
  • Pakeeza Iqbal
    • 4
  • Amna Khan
    • 5
    • 6
  • Zartash Fatima
    • 7
  • Shakeel Ahmad
    • 8
  • Muhammad Azam Khan
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.US.-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food SecurityUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  3. 3.Department of AgronomyUniversity of Agriculture PeshawarPeshawarPakistan
  4. 4.Department of BotanyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  5. 5.Department of AgronomyBahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan
  6. 6.Department of AgronomyUniversity College of Agriculture, University of SargodhaSargodhaPakistan
  7. 7.Department of AgronomyBahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan
  8. 8.Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and TechnologyBahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan
  9. 9.In-Service Agriculture Training Institute, SargodhaSargodhaPakistan

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