Edited By: C Wayne Smith and J Tom Cothren
850 pages, Col & b/w illus
Here is a vital new source of "need-to-know" information for cotton industry professionals. Unlike other references that focus solely on growing the crop, this book also emphasizes the cotton industry as a whole, and includes material on the nature of cotton fibers and their processing; cotton standards and classification; and marketing strategies.
...The book certainly makes a valiant effort to cover a wide range of subject concerning cotton. (E--Streams, Volume 4, no. 6 -- June 2001)
ORIGIN AND HISTORY. The Origin and Domestication of Cotton (C. Brubaker, et al.). Taxonomy and Gemplasm Resources (A. Percival, et al.). Develpoment of the World Cotton Industry (O. May & K. Lege). History of Cultivar Development in the United States (C. Smith, et al.). THE COTTON PLANT. Morphology and Anatomy of the Cotton Plant (D. Oosterhuis & J. Jernstedt). Physiology of the Cotton Plant (J. Cothren). Cotton Fiber Quality (C. Benedict, et al.). The Cotton Seed (N. Hopper & R. McDaniel). Qualitative Genetics (R. Percy & R. Kohel). Techniques for Development of New Cultivars (D. Calhoun & D. Bowman). Future Horizons: Biotechnology for Cotton Improvement (A. Paterson & R. Smith). PRODUCTION AND PRODUCTION HAZARDS. Production Statistics (C. Smith). Production Practices (J. Silvertooth, et al.). Insect and Mite Pests of Cotton ( B. Leonard, et al.). Diseases of Cotton (A. Bell). Cotton Nematodes (A. Robinson). Weeds and Their Control (C. Bryson, et al.). Cotton Marketing (C. Anderson). PROCESSING AND PRODUCTS. Ginning (W. Mayfield, et al.). Classing of Fiber (H. Ramey). The Spinning Process (H. Smith & R. Zhu). Yarn Preparation, Fabric Formation, and Finishing (J. Price, et al.). Cottonseed Processing (S. Gregory, et al.). Glossary. Index.
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