The Effects of PIX Application Timing on Lint Yield and Growth and Development Parameters
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AbstractTwo field studies were conducted in 1991 to further evaluate Upland cotton yield and development responses to PIX application timing as a function cotton growth stage. Treatments imposed in 1991 were intended to further clarify some response trends observed in previous field studies. Treatments in 1991 were all at the maximum label rate of 1.5 pt./acre with application timing the main variable. Timing was based on growth stage and heat unit accumulation since date of planting. The study in Waddell, Az. resulted in no significant yield differences across all treatments. In contrast, the study at the Maricopa Agricultural Center resulted in a statistically significant yield response by approximately 100 lbs. lint /acre for all FIX treatments compared to the untreated check plots. Plant growth and development measurements indicated the height: node ratio counts to be a good reflection of vegetative tendencies under field conditions in the two studies.