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Multivariate analysis of fiber properties and their relation to yarn properties
Natural variation in cotton quality within and between samples impacts the performance of cotton fiber in an industrial setting. Industrial processes used to transform the fiber from field to fabric have the potential to ...
Determinants of futures price volatility of storable agricultural commodities: The case of cotton
This thesis empirically analyzes how the volatility of cotton futures is affected by the factors hypothesized in the literature to impact the volatility of agricultural futures prices.Parameter estimates of a GARCH (1,1) ...
Overexpression and interactions of Arabidopsis thaliana RAV1 (Related to Abscisic Acid Insensitive 3/ Viviparous 1), RAV2, RAV2-Like and ABI5 in transgenic cotton (Gossypium hirsutum): Effects on drought avoidance and fiber quality
Plants have evolved complex overlapping response pathways for stresses such as drought, salt, cold, as well as hormonal cues such as abscisic acid (ABA). In this study, reverse genetics (knockout mutants) and overexpression ...
Soil health management in cotton monocultures on the Texas High Plains
The Texas High Plains (THP) is a semi-arid ecoregion with soils susceptible to wind erosion. Soil conservation management practices like reduced tillage, residue management, and cover cropping have been shown to reduce ...
The disposal of oil-cotton mixtures
(Texas Tech University, 1976-08)
Optimum organization of the cotton ginning industry in the Texas Southern High Plains
(Texas Tech University, 1997-05)
The dynamic nature of technology and cost adjustments in the Texas Southern High Plains cotton ginning mdustry has made the issue of organizational structure important to farmers, gin managers, and mdustry professionals. ...
Agronomic and economic analysis of guar (Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba L.) in comparison to drought tolerant crops adapted to the Texas High Plains
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) has long been the most profitable crop on the Texas High Plains, but with depleting Ogallala Aquifer levels, water-efficient, alternative crops have never had a stronger presence. Proceeding ...
Assessing direct and indirect effects of the fungicide flutriafol on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in controlling cotton root rot
Cotton production systems across the Southern High Plains employ several different methods in managing soil pathogen outbreaks including crop rotation, and fungicide treatments. Despite these approaches, disease outbreaks ...
Crop tolerance and weed management with pyroxasulfone in cotton
Vertical mobility, soil adsorption, and cotton tolerance to three Protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO) inhibiting herbicides in three West Texas soils
Soil-residual herbicides are very important in global crop production and are the foundation of an effective cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) weed management program. Soil-residual herbicides may reduce the number of ...