Effect of sowing date and Pix (mepiquat chloride) treatment on growth, earliness and yield of Giza 87 cotton cultivar (Gossypium barbadense
Sawan, "Response of flower and boll development to climatic factors in Egyptian cotton (Gossypium barbadense
)," Climatic Change, vol.
From this account and Fairchild's unpublished manuscripts found in the FTBG archives it appears that the main reason to include The Bahamas in this trip was to collect germplasm of "sea-island cotton." The history of this crop is complex as it involves introgression between Gossypium barbadense
: Known as extra-long staple cotton, native to tropical South America (8 per cent of world production)
A higher-end cotton called Gossypium barbadense
is more desirable because of greater fiber length and strength but is late-maturing, low-yielding and more difficult to grow because it requires dry climates with significant irrigation and is less resistant to pathogens and pests.
includes many species distributed throughout the world, but only four species are grown for cotton fiber: Gossypium hirsutum L., Gossypium barbadense
L., Gossypium arboreum L., and Gossypium herbaceum L.
Relationships between climatic factors and flower and boll production in Egyptian cotton (Gossypium barbadense
This is a massive book that deals not only with how this type of cotton, Gossypium barbadense
, was bred, cultivated, and then processed, but also covers the broader culture of the area, including the architecture of the buildings found on these plantations.
Cellulose Lignin Agave sisalana 53.6-65.8 9.9-14.0 Cannabis sativa 67.0 3.3 Gossypium barbadense
83.0 - Hibiscus cannabinus 55.0-59.0 6.8-8.0 Linum usitassisimun 56.5-64.1 2.0
/ Avocado Tea / leaves, core Malvaceae Gossypium barbadense
Along the road from place to place there were houses shaded with Mangoes (Mangifera indica), Taparo (Crescentia cujete), Pomalaca (Syzygium malaccense), Muco or Mamon (Melicoccus bijugatus), Jobo (Spondias mombin) and Plum trees (Spondias purpurea), Papaya trees (Carica papaya), Avocado trees (Persea americana) and an occasional Cotton shrub (Gossypium barbadense