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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Sulphur Dioxide Fumigation of Cotton and Its Effect on Fiber Quality1


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

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  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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