Cotton Diseases and Disorders Under Changing Climate

  • Ateeq-ur-RehmanEmail author
  • Muhammad Mohsin Alam Bhatti
  • Ummad-ud din Umar
  • Syed Atif Hasan Naqvi


Cotton is the most important fibre crop and second oil seed crop of the world. The crop is facing many abiotic and biotic factors which are disturbing its physiology and productivity. Among abiotic factors the climate of the world is changing every year and this is posing a great threat to the world food security. This factor has already disturbed the resources and the human health in the African countries and poses the same threat to many other underdeveloped as well as developed nations of the world. With advances in studies on changing climate, their influences on the agricultural systems have become a major concern. It is imperative to note that climate variation is one of the most important factors disturbing annual crop production, even in those areas which are known to us for their high yields by employing advanced agricultural technologies. It is planned to provide useful information for the agricultural scientists and other stakeholders who are interested in the changing environmental conditions and their impacts on insect pests and plant diseases. The negative effects of the climate will be the increased attacks of pests and diseases. Agriculture is tremendously susceptible to climate transformation. Extreme temperatures will in due course of time lessen growers produces of cotton and upsurge incidence of economically harmful insects including sucking as well as chewing insects and increase disease causing pathogens. Rainfall variations and floods are expected to understand the prospects towards the crop failures and yield loss. Though there might be few advantages liable on different crop cultivating regions, however the global influence on cotton cultivation is anticipated to be adverse due to upsurge of sucking insect vectors and disease causing pathogens. This chapter focuses on the impacts of climatic changes on few economically important insect pests and cotton diseases and disorders and tackles the problems as well.


Climate change Temperature Rainfall Cotton diseases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ateeq-ur-Rehman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Mohsin Alam Bhatti
    • 1
  • Ummad-ud din Umar
    • 1
  • Syed Atif Hasan Naqvi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyBahauddin Zakariya UniversityMultanPakistan

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