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Effect of Geometric Arrangement on Agronomic Traits and Fibre Quality of Hirsutum Cotton

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Author(s): Muhammad Shafi Nazir | Abdul Jabbar | Abdul Quddus khalid | Shah Nawaz | Tariq Mahmood

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 3;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 1367;
Date: 2000;
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Keywords: Geometric arrangement | agronomic traits | hirsutum cotton | fiber quality

ABSTRACT
Investigation into the effect of different geometric arrangements on morpho-qualitative traits of a cotton cultivar NIAB-86 were carried out at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The geometric arrangement comprised 60, 70, and 80 cm spaced single row and 90, 105 and 120 cm double-row strip plantation . Plant population of about five plants m-2 arranged in the pattern of 90 cm spaced double-row strips with 30 cm space between the rows of strip (30/90 cm) appeared to be optimum for getting good yield of seed cotton. The maximum seed cotton yield of 1693 kg ha-1 was obtained from the crop planted in 90 cm spaced double-row strips against the minimum of 1431 (kg ha-1) in case of 60 cm spaced single-row plantation. However, both fibre length and fibre strength were not affected significantly by the different geometric arrangements.
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