Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology presents information on one of the most economically important crops of the world, cotton. This book contains chapters on the history of cotton; breeding approaches; technologies for increasing germination, crop growth and yield; and fiber quality issues. It emphasizes sustainable development in the cotton industry analysing the progress of breeding technologies under environmental adversity. The book explores the national and global status of cotton crop, including cotton production, possible impacts of climate change, and the vulnerability of cotton to pest infestations and disease attacks.
- Focuses on cotton breeding and biotechnology
- Proposes ideas, data, and strategies to mount breeding programs for enhancing cotton production
- Details strategies for cotton quality improvement against abiotic and biotic stresses
- Emphasizes the revival of cotton in Pakistan and South Asian region
This book is useful to researchers, cotton breeders and growers, farmers, and the agriculture industry.