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Effect of defoliation on grade of cotton lint

Swann, I.F. and Trudgian, K.G. (1970) Effect of defoliation on grade of cotton lint. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 27 (2). pp. 265-268.



The effect of defoliation, and to some extent desiccation, on the lint quality of cotton was investigated in 4 trials in 1962-4. The 2 defoliants DEF (72% w/v S.S.S-tributyl phosphorotrithioate) and Folex (71.2% w/v.S.S.S-ttibutylphosphorotrithioite) were compared with the desiccant diquat. In all cases DEF and Folex caused loss of leaf in its green state and little desiccated leaf was present at harvest; diquat produced complete desiccation within 5 days. Little improvement in quality resulted from defoliation.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural chemistry. Agricultural chemicals
Plant culture > Harvesting, curing, storage
Plant culture > Field crops > Textile and fibre plants
Live Archive:19 Feb 2024 06:32
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 23:58

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