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Relation of the Arizona wild cotton weevil to cotton plantings in the arid best.
In Big Cotton, journalist Stephen Yafa traces the history of the plant and its products, beginning with the near-simultaneous domestication of wild cotton in Africa, South America, India, and Mexico around 3500 B.
Australia has 17 wild cotton species and we are testing these for resistance to Fusarium wilt in the hope of finding genes that we can transfer to domesticated cotton lines to confer disease resistance,' Brubaker says.