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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: The Effects of Daily Removal of Cotton Blooms on Plant Growth and Infestations of the Silverleaf Whitefly

item Flint, Hollis
item Hendrix, Donald
item Salvucci, Michael
item Crafts-Brandner, Steven

Submitted to: Silverleaf Whitefly: 1997 Supplement to the Five Year National Research and
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Cotton, Deltapine 5415, was planted in small field plots at the University of Arizona, Maricopa Agicultural Center (MAC) Farm, Maricopa, Arizona. In 1995, three treatments were initiated when plants began blooming: 1) blooms counted and removed daily throughout the season (Picked), 2) blooms counted and each gently pinched daily (Pinched), and 3) blooms counted daily (Untreated). In 1996, blooms were counted and removed (Picked) or counted only (Untreated) in plots that were irrigated either weekly or biweekly.

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