Advances in Cotton Science: Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement

1st Edition

Ratikanta Maiti, Ch. Aruna Kumari, Abul Kalam Samsul Hud, Debashis Mandal, Sameena Begum

Apple Academic Press
December 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 297 Pages
ISBN 9781771888196 - CAT# K423629

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Summary

Cotton is one of the most important fiber and cash crops throughout the world, and it plays a dominant role in the industrial and agricultural economies of many countries. This volume, Advances in Cotton Science: Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement, is a rich resource of information on the cultivation and production of cotton. It provides an overview of its origin and evolution, and its physiological basis and characterization, and goes on to discuss methods of cultivation, biotic stresses, harvesting and postharvest technology, and new research on breeding and biotechnology. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach, providing a multi-pronged approach to information necessary to increase cotton productivity to meet the world’s growing demands.

The volume answers the need to understand the roles of cotton, the nature of the crop, and advancements in research for best cultivation methods, effective utilization of resources, and operations for achieving higher yields, thus achieving higher productivity.

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