Cotton is the most important textile fibre and contributes to 62 percent of the Indian Textile Industry's requirement. Among the different quality groups, the ELS Cotton of 35 mm and above is in great demand world over for the manufacture of high quality ring spun yarns.

The temporal and spatial distribution of fruiting forms, their retention and shedding pattern was studied in field-grown Bt cotton hybrids MECH 12, MECH 162 and MECH 184 and their non-Bt (NBt) counter