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CTA. 1988. Cotton. Spore 15. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Munro, J M, 1987. Cotton 2nd ed, Longman Group. 436 pp ISBN 0 582 46346 7 Available from: Longman House Burnt Mill. Harlow Essex CM20 2JE UK
The second edition of Cotton is a revised and updated version of the book first published in 1972. It forms part of Longman's Tropical Agriculture Series and so it differs from many other texts on the subject since it excludes the non-tropical production of the three major cotton producers - the United States, Russia and China. The author of the second edition is John Munro, who spent 30 years working in cotton production and research and has first-hand experience of the crop in numerous countries. His knowledge is put to good use in a book that seeks to provide practical tips on how particular problems are tackled in different countries as well as providing the more usual agronomic details. Sections deal with the entire sequence of events from land preparation through to the marketing of seed cotton and the scientific principles behind each process are also explained. Where possible the author considers the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods used in different countries Cotton is aimed at anyone who requires a more specialized knowledge of the cotton crop than can be provided in a general course on tropical agriculture. The combination of necessary information with ideas that have helped production elsewhere, means that the book would be as useful to those who determine agricultural policy as it would to those actually growing the crop. Munro, J M, 1987. Cotton 2nd ed, Longman Group. 436 pp ISBN 0 582 46346 7 Available from: Longman House Burnt Mill. Harlow Essex CM20 2JE UK