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Cotton breeding progress continues


John H. Turner

Author Affiliations

John H. Turner, Agronomist-in-Charge, U.S. Cotton Research Station, Shafter.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(2):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n02p7. February 1962.

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San Joaquin cotton production records show outstanding progress during the past decade. Lint yield in this one-variety district averaged 625 pounds per acre for the first three years of the decade (1951-53) compared with 1020 pounds for the last three years (1958-60). This gain of 63 per cent in yield is attributed to a combination of (a) varietal improvements in Acala 4-42, and (b) the better “know-how” employed by the grower. Textile mills have recognized improvements in spinning quality to the extent that the demand for California's Acala 4-42 far exceeds the supply.

Turner J. 1962. Cotton breeding progress continues. Hilgardia 16(2):7-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n02p7
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