Influence of Lint Percentage on Yield, Boll, and Fiber Characteristic in Acala strains of Upland Cotton1
- William T. W. Woodward and
- Norman R. Malm2
Yield, boll, and fiber characteristics were studied in low, intermediate, and high lint percentage groups of Acala strains of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Three genotypes were used to represent each group. The three groups did not differ significantly in yield of seed cotton or seed, but the high lint percentage group produced significantly more lint yield, lint/plant, lint/boll, lint/seed (lint index), and fiber elongation than did the low lint percentage group. The high lint percentage group produced significantly less seed/boll, seed cotton/boll, and five-lock bolls and smaller seed (seed index) than the low lint percentage group. Seed, lint, and seed cotton yield were highly correlated as were those three characters with bolls/m2.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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