Narrow Row Planting of Cotton Genotypes and Boll Weevil Damage

Authors: Walker, J. K.; Niles, G. A.; Gannaway, J. R.; Bradshaw, R. D.; Glodt, R. E.

Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 69, Number 2, April 1976 , pp. 249-253(5)

Publisher: Entomological Society of America

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Abstract:

Studies of the relationship of Anthonomus grandis Boheman to short season cottons cultured in different planting arrangements were carried out in Texas for 3 seasons; a single experiment was conducted in each season. Effective blooming periods of ca. 30 days before buildup of 2nd generation boll weevil populations re- suited in yields of 600–800 lb lint/acre from certain genotypes. This increased production was associated with the ability of a genotype to retain a high percent of its flowers during the blooming period. Maximum earliness and yields were recorded with genotypes planted 2 drills on 40-in. beds or single drills on 26-in. beds.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1976

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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