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Title: Cotton breeding-challenges and opportunities

item Campbell, Benjamin - Todd

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/22/2016
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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Technical Abstract: Competition with synthetic fibers is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s cotton industry. Improved fiber quality is essential to increase US cotton’s competitiveness in the global market place. Enhanced fiber quality also offers an opportunity to capture more value from cotton production. Improving fiber quality at the farm level is determined by a combination of genetics, environment, and the interaction between genetics and the environment. Cotton breeding offers an excellent avenue for improving the baseline genetic potential of fiber quality. In this report, we present the role plant breeding plays in improving cotton fiber quality. We also discuss the keys to success in improving cotton fiber quality in the future.