Effects of moisture stress on cotton yields
AuthorsR. J. Miller
D. W. Grimes
Authors AffiliationsR. J. Miller is Assistant Water Scientist, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, and at the West Side Field Station; D. W. Grimes is Assistant Water Scientist at Davis and at the U. S. Cotton Research Station, Shafter.
Hilgardia 21(8):18-19. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n08p18. August 1967.
Moisture stress applied when 36% of the cotton bolls were normally set resulted in yield production of 1.47 bales per acre, as compared with 2.37 bales with normal irrigation. Subjecting cotton plants to moderate moisture stress during the peak of the fruiting period (even though followed by normal irrigations) resulted in a shift of boll set to later in the season—a delay causing many bolls at the top of the plants to be unopened at harvest time.
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