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  1. Vol. 50 No. 2, p. 74-77
    Received: May 25, 1957

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Influence of Timing of Irrigation on Yield, Quality and Fruiting of Upland Cotton1

  1. A. E. Spooner,
  2. C. E. Caviness and
  3. W. I. Spurgeon2



Irrigation increased the yield of cotton approximately 1 bale per acre but water applied before blooming had no beneficial effect. Maturity was delayed and the peak of fruiting was extended 2 weeks by irrigation. Shedding was significantly decreased and boll size was significantly increased. Lint quality was improved in most cases by proper moisture conditions.

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