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📒Cotton ✍ C. Wayne Smith
✏Cotton Book Summary : 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.
✏Cotton Production Prospects for the Next Decade Book Summary : Studies of Economies in Transformation No. 19. Provides comprehensive data for evaluating market reforms in the states of the former Soviet Union. This is the fourth annual compilation of statistical data on the rapidly evolving economies of the former Soviet Union (FSU). It is an indispensable reference, providing even more comprehensive data than the 1994 handbook for evaluating market reforms in the FSU. It converts economic data used by socialist systems to the market-based system of national accounts and incorporates new national currencies in the data. The volume contains both English and Russian versions of the text. Decisionmakers have easy access to key statistics on the 15 independent states through the handbook's comparative tables, which provide cross-country data arranged by subject. Topics include production rates, human resources, and external trade. Country tables give detailed information on essential statistical indicators such as public finance, monetary statistics, employment, and labor. Technical notes and a detailed annex give helpful background information on the statistics. A complete bibliography is provided.
📒Physiology Of Cotton ✍ James McD. Stewart
✏Physiology of Cotton Book Summary : 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.
📒King Cotton And His Retainers ✍ Harold D. Woodman
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📒Cotton ✍ Usha Barwale Zehr
✏Cotton Book Summary : The food, feed, ?ber, and fuel needs of the changing world pose the challenge of doubling or tripling of world food, feed, and ?ber production by the year 2050 to meet the needs of a 11 billion global population. In addition, the dramatic changes in food prices in the recent years further warrant that production and productivity need to be enhanced to ensure adequate supplies. Biotechnology can make a signi?cant contribution to this effort as demonstrated by cotton and other crops; the new advances in biotechnology have made it possible to develop plants that contain genes that were not possible to be developed by sexual means. Cotton has been a leader in the use of biotechnology. With the introduction of Bt cotton, followed by stacked cotton products (insect and herbicide tolerance) and extensive use of molecular breeding tools, cotton cultivation has been much improved. The contributions in this book illustrate the scienti?c advances that are going on in cotton and the impact they continue to deliver for all cotton growers. Twelve percent of the global cotton area is now under biotech products at 15. 5 million ha. The primary bene?ts from using genetically engineered cotton include reduced insecticide use, lower production costs, improved yields, lower farming risks, and increased opportunities to grow cotton in areas of severe pest infestation.
📒Cotton ✍ Adam Sneyd
✏Cotton Book Summary : Whether we are out on the streets or between the sheets, cotton is our constant companion. But behind this ubiquitous fibre prized for its softness lies a darker story of exploitation and hardship. In this penetrating analysis, Adam Sneyd explores the power politics that envelop cotton as major corporate players and countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas compete to control it. In the aftermath of sweatshop scandal exposés and factory collapse disasters, merchants and retailers have called for 'better' cotton farming practices. But in seeking to prevent the next transnational media circus, will companies simply end up cementing business-as-usual? Corporate public relations strategy now competes directly with the voices of an alternative global community that seeks to fundamentally transform the way that cotton is farmed. Yet these demands for cotton to work better for people and the planet have flown under the radar as media attention has focused instead on farmer subsidies and prices. From the local to the global, this book takes the reader on an illuminating journey through the multifaceted and often grubby politics of the fluffy white stuff in the world economy. The pile of political laundry it uncovers is voluminous but, as Sneyd argues, must be aired in the interests of sustainability and development.
📒Transgenic Cotton ✍ Jia Shirong
✏Transgenic Cotton Book Summary : This book describes the major acheivements made in the R&D of transgenic insect pest-resistant cotton under the financial support of the Ministry of Science & Technology for the National High-Tech Program. This resulted in the development of Transgenic Bt cotton, the first biotechnology product applied in Chinese agriculture. Translated from the original Chinese proceedings of the 2000 China-ASEAN Workshop on Transgenic Plants, this reference represents a valuable wealth of information that has been updated to include advances made since the first printing in 2001. * Covers field performance of Bt Cotton, variety restrictions, and inheritance of Bt genes * Discusses insect resistance management for Bt cotton and safety assessments of Bt cotton byproducts * Includes a setion on the genetic engineering of cotton for improvements
📒Cotton Production Manual ✍ S. Johnson Hake
✏Cotton Production Manual Book Summary : The Cotton Production Manual was written for growers everywhere who strive to improve cotton quality and productivity. Features a season-by season production calendar with pest and disease control, fertilization, and irrigation tips and a Diagnostic Guide to help you identify crop problems in the field with management options. 12 pages of color plates.
📒Cotton ✍ Stephen Yafa
✏Cotton Book Summary : A history of cotton's impact on the world describes how the fiber has been at the center of conflict and controversy, rendering nations into industrial powers, in a chronicle that documents cotton's domestication some 5,500 years ago, its key role in the colonization of the New World, and its post-Industrial Revolution part in transforming communities, prompting innovations, and promoting slavery. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
✏Integrated Pest Management for Cotton in the Western Region of the United States Book Summary :