Cotton Stickiness Determined by the Thermodetector Method

Henry H. Perkins, Jr., Donald E. Brushwood


The Thermodetector method has been established as an effective method for assessing cotton stickiness associated with honeydew contamination from aphids and whiteflies. The results obtained from the method are highly correlated with those from the minicard method which is the reference method for assessing cotton stickiness. Neither of these stickiness methods is completely effective in identifying potentially sticky cottons that are caused by high levels of natural physiological plant sugars.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1412 - 1413
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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