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  1. Vol. 66 No. 4, p. 593-594
    Received: Nov 28, 1973

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Lint Yield of Hill-Dropped and Drill-Planted Pima Cotton1

  1. D. L. Kittock2



Cotton (Gossypium sp.) growers in recent years have been changing from planting cotton by drill-planting and thinning to planting to a stand. Much planting to a stand is done by hill-dropping seed. This study was initiated to compare lint yield of ‘Pima S-4’ cotton (G. borbadense L.) when drill-planted and thinned and when hill-dropped at 23-cm spacing. There were three population levels, 1, 2 and 3 plants/hill, for hill-dropped and comparable plant populations for drill-planting and thinning. There were no significant diferences in lint yield between hill-dropping and drill-planting in 3 years.

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