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Physiology of Cotton

  • James McD. Stewart
  • Derrick M. Oosterhuis
  • James J. Heitholt
  • Jackson R. Mauney


  • The breadth of the treatise (encompassing cotton growth, development, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biotechnology)

  • A very large bibliography of the above coverage

  • Provides information on cotton growth that can be used in a practical manner by those involved in cotton production

  • A compilation of scientific knowledge on cotton bridging the gap since the previous Cotton Physiology book (Stewart and Mauney, 1985)

  • Provides background information on all fields of crop physiology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Jonathan F. Wendel, Curt L. Brubaker, Tosak Seelanan
    Pages 1-18
  3. Randy Wells, Alexander M. Stewart
    Pages 24-32
  4. Judith M. Bradow, Philip J. Bauer
    Pages 48-56
  5. B.L. McMichael, D.M. Oosterhuis, J.C. Zak, C.A. Beyrouty
    Pages 57-71
  6. G.A. Constable, D.M. Oosterhuis
    Pages 72-79
  7. Donald N. Baker, Jeffery T. Baker
    Pages 80-96
  8. G.L. Mullins, C.H. Burmester
    Pages 97-105
  9. William A. Cress, James McD. Stewart
    Pages 106-110
  10. Reiner H. Kloth, Rickie B. Turley
    Pages 111-122
  11. John J. Burke, Donald F. Wanjura
    Pages 123-128
  12. John Gorham, Andre Läuchli, Eduardo O. Leidi
    Pages 129-141
  13. Steven C. Hodges, Greg Constable
    Pages 142-161
  14. Patrick J. Temple, David A. Grantz
    Pages 162-173
  15. Jack R. Mauney
    Pages 174-178
  16. J.J. Heitholt, G.F. Sassenrath-Cole
    Pages 179-186
  17. A.A. Bell, C.R. Howell, R.D. Stipanovic
    Pages 187-205
  18. David B. Nehl, Peter A. McGee
    Pages 206-212

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James McD. Stewart
    • 1
  • Derrick M. Oosterhuis
    • 2
  • James J. Heitholt
    • 3
  • Jackson R. Mauney
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Crop, Soil, & Environmental SciencesUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Crop, Soil & Environmental SciencesUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M UniversityCommerceUSA
  4. 4.MesaUSA

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From the reviews:

“Physiology of Cotton is well organized into 35 chapters, addressing topics ranging from the origin of cotton to genetic engineering applications in cotton improvement. Chapter contributors explain the concepts of cotton physiology through illustrations, graphs, and equations. … will serve as a useful reference for researchers and faculty who will train the next generation of scientists challenged with meeting the fiber needs of a growing population. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.” (V. G. Kakani, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)