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  1. Vol. 57 No. 3, p. 250-251
    Received: June 12, 1964

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Sulphur Dioxide Fumigation of Cotton and Its Effect on Fiber Quality1

  1. C. R. Davis2,
  2. G. W. Morgan2 and
  3. D. R. Howell2



Light to moderate defoliation of cotton plants by sulphur dioxide had no detrimental effect upon fiber grade, staple length, or ginning percentage. A significant increase in grade and staple length due to fumigation was noted on the first picking. There was no significant difference on the second and third pickings.

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