1- Introducing several extra - long staple (ELS) and long staple (LS) cotton varieties which contributed a lot to keep the unique reputation of Egyptian cotton in the world market. These varieties are:
A. The extra-long staple (ELS) varieties: Giza 70, Giza 76, Giza 77, Giza 84 and Giza 88.
B. The long staple (LS) varieties grown in Delta: Giza 75, Giza 81, Giza 85, Giza 86 and Giza 89.
C. The long staple (LS) varieties grown in Middle and Upper Egypt: Giza 80, Giza 83, and Giza 90.
D. Besides those aforementioned varieties, several promising hybrids had been developed in the last few years.
2- The continuous renewal of the strains of the commercial Egyptian cotton varieties has had a tangible contribution to the maintenance of the genetic purity of those varieties. The consequence is preservation of the high quality level of Egyptian varieties.
3- Optimization of cultural practices applied to the Egyptian cotton varieties and new promising hybrids, which resulted in an obvious reduction in plant density and nitrogen fertilizer rate. Development of adequate agricultural practices including appropriate phosphate and potassium fertilization, appropriate water requirements of cotton plants, timely thinning of seedlings, timely defoliation. etc… .
4- Updating and upgrading of research facilities at the Laboratories of the cotton technology research sections. The direct consequence is adopting new concepts of research which would enable those sections to handle new research studies not considered previously in the routine work of the cotton technology research sections.
5- Introduction of the open-end spinning system together with the conventional ring spinning system.
6- A new research section was founded in 2000 at the Cotton Research Institute to conduct research studies on cotton fiber chemistry in addition to studies on chemical modifications of cotton yarns and fabrics such as mercerization, bleaching, crease resistance and fire resistance.