Efficacy of cotton defoliants
AuthorsThomas A. Kerby
Authors AffiliationsThomas A. Kerby is University of California Cooperative Extension Cotton Specialist, stationed at the USDA Cotton Research Station, Shafter; Stephanie Johnson is Staff Research Associate, stationed at the USDA Cotton Research Station, Shafter; Hidemi Yamada is Staff Research Associate, UC West Side Field Station, Five Points.
Hilgardia 38(9):24-25. DOI:10.3733/ca.v038n09p24. September 1984.
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Chemical defoliation is a standard practice on all 1.31 million acres of cotton grown in California (10-year average acreage). In many cases, a second treatment is required to prepare plants for harvest. Irrigation and nitrogen management have a large effect on the amount of vegetative growth produced. Cultural practices that stimulate growth reduce the effectiveness of chemicals.
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