Bale: A bale is a bundle of raw cotton. Bale weights do vary in different countries. In the United States a bale weighs approximately 500 pounds (227 kilograms). It is basic traceable unit of lint (ginned Cotton). By convention, a 'statistical' bale weights 4801bs.
Available varieties have different levels of susceptibility to certain insect pests. Consider insect resistance/tolerance when selecting seed varieties. Some key traits and their general effect on certain insects are as follows: