• Cotton Variety Observation, Safford Agricultural Center, 1986

      Clark, Lee J.; Carpenter, Eddie W. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
      The check variety, Delta Pine 90, produced more than any of the new varieties in this unreplicated strip test. However, three new varieties produced yields within 10 % of the Delta Pine 90 yields; they were BR 110, Northrup King 111 and Germains GC 365.
    • Cotton Variety Trials, Greenlee County, 1987

      Clark, Lee J.; DeRosa, Edith (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
      Four short staple variety trials were harvested in Greenlee county in 1987, covering long season varieties, early maturing varieties, acala varieties and a regional variety trial which was duplicated in Cochise county. Germains GC 510 and Delta Pine 90 yielded equally with acala 1517-75 in the long season trial. Delta Pine 20 out-yielded acala 1517-SR1 in the trial of earlier maturing varieties. An experimental acala, B 510, out-yielded the other acalas in the trial, but required more time to produce the yield. Wider experience with this new acala and others in the trials will be necessary before recommendations can be made. The better yielding varieties produced more than two bales of lint this season.
    • Pima Cotton Genetics

      Percy, R. G.; Turcotte, E. L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
      Maintenance and evaluation of a collection of primitive Gossypium barbadense L. cottons progressed in 1987. Conversion of the non flowering tropical cottons to a flowering, day- neutral habit progressed. So did efforts to incorporate potentially useful biological and environmental stress tolerant traits into agronomic Pima backgrounds. Six cottons of the primitive cotton collection were found to potentially possess bacterial blight resistance. Genetic populations were developed to investigate the inheritance and distribution of two mutant marker traits in cotton. Interspecific Fl hybrid populations were developed for evaluation in 1988.
    • Pima Cotton Improvement

      Turcotte, E. L.; Percy, R. G. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
      Five experimental strains and Pima S-6 were grown in nine Regional Tests across the Pima belt in 1987. Experimental strain P70 averaged highest in yield both below and above 2,500 foot elevation. The difference in yield between Pima S-6 and P70 across all locations was 48 pounds of lint per acre. Sequential harvests at Phoenix and Safford, AZ, indicated that P70 was the earliest and Pima S-6 the latest entry in the 1987 Regional Test.
    • Regional Variety Test

      Pegelow, E. J. Jr.; McAlister, A. C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
    • Short Staple Variety Demonstration, Graham County

      Clark, Lee J.; Cluff, Ronald E. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
      Two short staple variety trials were held in Graham county, one toward the west end of the valley (Eden), and one in the center of the valley (Thatcher), both with 15 varieties. Delta Pine 90 was the highest yielding variety at both locations, with yields of 1,386 pounds of lint per acre at Thatcher and 1,123 pounds at Eden. Two new varieties, Northrup King 111 and BR 110, show some promise in the area, with yields close to that of Delta Pine 90. Lint quality and grade are listed for each variety.
    • Short Staple Variety Trial, Cochise County, 1987

      Clark, Lee J.; Schwennesen, Eric (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1988-03)
      Eleven varieties of short staple cotton, containing four varieties of Acala 1517 (including two new releases from New Mexico State University) were grown near the town of Cochise, which is at an elevation of 4,180 feet and has an average growing season of 232 days. Northrup King's KC 380 (the same as the experimental variety 2019) was the high yielder for the second year in a row, with 954.6 pounds of lint per acre. One of the new Acala' s, 1517-77BR was second in yield, with 936.5 pounds per acre. With the current premium structure, 1517-77BR would produce about $50 more gross farm income per acre than KC 380.