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Research Project: Enhancement of Cotton Genetics and Management Systems to Improve Yield, Fiber Quality, and Production Stability

Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research

Title: United States cotton yield productivity since 1980—Where have we come and where are we going?

Author
item Campbell, Benjamin - Todd
item Boykin, Deborah - Debbie
item Abdo, Zaid
item Meredith Jr, William

Submitted to: International Cotton Genome Initiative Workshop
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/15/2014
Publication Date: 10/16/2014
Citation: Campbell, B.T., Boykin, D.L., Abdo, Z., Meredith Jr, W.R. 2014. United States cotton yield productivity since 1980—Where have we come and where are we going? In: Proceedings of the International Cotton Genome Initiative Workshop, September 25-28, 2014, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This study examines trends in United States upland cotton yield productivity since 1980. The overall objective of the study was to document changes in productivity over this time period with a special emphasis to measure and examine changes in genetic gain. To meet this objective, on-farm and replicated variety trial yield datasets were analyzed and interpreted. Clearly, these analyses suggest that yield productivity and genetic gain have occurred since 1980. Trends and factors will be discussed that are associated with increased yield over this time period.