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dc.contributor.authorMills, Cory Ivan
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:05:56Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:05:56Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifier.othermills_cory_i_200605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mills_cory_i_200605_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23196
dc.description.abstractNew transgenic technology (Bollgard II/Roundup Ready Flex) will continue to revolutionize cotton production. A two year study (2004-2005) was conducted at two locations in southwest Georgia to test the responses of Bollgard II/Roundup Ready Flex (BGII/RRF) and Bollgard/Roundup Ready (BG/RR) to water stress, flower removal (FR), and late glyphosate applications. Late glyphosate applications delayed maturity in BG/RR cotton, which compensated for fruit loss by producing heavier remaining bolls, while BGII/RRF cotton produced a higher number of bolls per 10 plants. The BGII/RRF cotton had increased boll number and weight at the first sympodial position at lower main stem nodes, while BG/RR produced more and heavier bolls on the upper main stem nodes. Flower removal did not negatively affect BGII/RRF or BG/RR, further supporting the hypothesis that compensation for early fruit loss may occur. Few differences in fiber quality were observed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectBollgard
dc.subjectBollgard II
dc.subjectflower removal
dc.subjectfiber quality
dc.subjectglyphosate
dc.subjectRoundup Ready
dc.subjectRoundup Ready Flex
dc.subjectwater stress
dc.titleYield, quality, and fruit distribution in Bollgard/Roundup Ready and Bollgard II/Roundup Ready Flex cotton
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentCrop and Soil Sciences
dc.description.majorCrop and Soil Sciences
dc.description.advisorCraig W. Bednarz
dc.description.committeeCraig W. Bednarz
dc.description.committeeSteven M. Brown
dc.description.committeePhillip Roberts


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