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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Influence of Topping and Side Pruning on Cotton Yield and Other Characteristics1


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  1. Vol. 57 No. 1, p. 25-27
    Received: Apr 10, 1964

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  1. O. L. Bennett,
  2. D. A. Ashley,
  3. B. D. Doss and
  4. C. E. Scarsbrook2



Yields were increased and plant lodging was almost eliminated by topping or by using a combination of topping and pruning of side branches of cotton plants. Boll rot was reduced by altering plant geometry. The lint percentage, fiber length, and micronaire were increased by topping plants at 48 inches.

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