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Infertility of Cotton Flowers at Both High and Low Relative Humidities1


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  1. Vol. 10 No. 6, p. 721-723
    Received: July 7, 1970

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  1. G. J. Hoffman and
  2. S. L. Rawlins2



At either constantly low (25%) or high (90%) atmospheric relative humidity, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) set very few bolls because the anthers failed to dehisce. Seed cotton yields were almost zero at both 25 and 90% relative humidity, whereas yields at 40 and 65% were 48 and 164 g/plant, respectively.

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