Physiology of Cotton

Physiology of Cotton

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Cotton production today is not to be undertaken frivolously if one expects to profit by its production. If cotton production is to be sustainable and produced profitably, it is essential to be knowledgeable about the growth and development of the cotton plant and in the adaptation of cultivars to the region as well as the technology available. In addition, those individuals involved in growing cotton should be familiar with the use of management aids to know the most profitable time to irrigate, apply plant growth regulators, herbicides, foliar fertilizers, insecticides, defoliants, etc. The chapters in this book were assembled to provide those dealing with the production of cotton with the basic knowledge of the physiology of the plant required to manage the cotton crop in a profitable manner.INTRODUCTION Genetic engineering of crop plants is one of, or perhaps, the most influential technologies in agriculture for plant improvement of the 21st century. The food and fiber requirements of approximately 10 billion people need to beanbsp;...

Title:Physiology of Cotton
Author:James McD. Stewart, Derrick Oosterhuis, James J. Heitholt, Jack R. Mauney
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-11-04


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