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Advances in Cotton Science

Botany, Production, and Crop Improvement, 1st Edition

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

Apple Academic Press

297 pages

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pub: 2019-12-30
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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.

Table of Contents

1. Background and Importance 2. World Cotton Production and Factors Affecting Production 3. Origin, Evolution, and Domestication 4. Cotton Ideotype 5. Cotton Botany and Characterization 6. Physiological Basis of Cotton Growth and Productivity 7. Research Advances in Abiotic Stress Resistance in Cotton 8. Cotton Biotic Stress 9. Methods of Cultivation 10. Harvest and Postharvest Technology and Factors Affecting Fiber Quality 11. Research Advances in Breeding and Biotechnology

About the Authors

Ratikanta Maiti, PhD, DSc, is a world-renowned botanist and crop physiologist. He worked for nine years on jute and allied fibers at the former Jute Agricultural Research Institute (ICAR), India, and also worked as a plant physiologist on sorghum and pearl millet at ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) for 10 years.

Ch. Aruna Kumari, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop Physiology at Agricultural College, Jagtial.

Abul Kalam Samsul Huda, PhD, is Associate Professor at the School of Science & Health at Western Sydney University, Australia.

Debashis Mandal, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants at Mizoram University, Aizawl, India.

Sameena Begum is a young researcher. She has completed a BSc in Agriculture with distinction and her Master of Science in Genetics and Plant Breeding with distinction from the College of Agriculture, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science