Browsing Cotton Report 1989 by Title
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Variety and Date-of-Planting TestThree upland cotton varielies--Stoneville 506, Deltapine 20, and Deltapine 77--were planted on 4 dates in 1988 at the Maricopa Agricultural Center and observed for flowering boll opening and lint yield. Results from the 1988 studies and those from similar tests in 1985-1987 are being used to determine the relationship of accumulated heat units to the timing of key stages in crop development.
Yield, Earliness, and Response to Pink Bollworm of a Resistant Line and a Standard Cultivar Treated with Ethephon and UntreatedAn experimental cotton line, WC-12NL (nectariless, okra leaf early maturing) was compared in large plot (2-acre) replicated experiments with a standard cultivar, 'Deltapine 61' ( nectaried, regular leaf shape, full-season), for 3 seasons, 1986 to 1984 at 2 locations, Maricopa, AZ and Brawley, CA. Ethephon ("Prep") was applied to half of each plot when the crop was ca. 60% open. Pink bollworm (PBW) eggs were counted twice weekly on bolls and the 2 cottons were sprayed separately for PBW control when the egg infestation on bolls reached the action level. Seed cotton was harvested weekly as soon as bolls started to open. Over the 3 seasons and 2 locations, WC 12NL yielded 12% more total lint, 43% more cumulative lint at the third harvest date, and required only 59% as much insecticide to control PBW as did Deltapine 61.