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Effects of Plant Population on Growth and Development of Cotton in South Georgia

C.W. Bednarz, S.H. Baker, S.M. Brown and D. Bridges


A population density study was conducted at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton on a Tifton loamy sand. The cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) variety used for this study was SureGrow 404. Treatments consisted of the following seeding rates: (1) 1, (2) 2, (3) 3, (4) 4, and (5) 6 seeds/foot of row. Final plant populations were (1) 0.85, (2) 1.91, (3) 2.60, (4) 3.43, and (5) 4.37 plants/foot of row. Beginning at 60 days after planting (DAP) three row feet were harvested from each plot every 7-14 days until 120 DAP. After each harvest, the samples were disassembled for growth analysis and oven dried at 60°C for dry weight determinations. Upon crop maturity, 10 row feet from each treatment were box picked for yield distribution determination.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 1450
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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