TITLE

Fiber quality of upland cotton under different irrigation depths

AUTHOR(S)
Cordão Sobrinho, Francisco P.; Guerra, Hugo O. C.; Araújo, Whéllyson P.; Pereira, Jose R.; Zonta, João H.; Bezerra, José R. C.
PUB. DATE
November 2015
SOURCE
Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental - Agriambi;Nov2015, p1057
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aiming to evaluate the effect of irrigation depths on fiber quality of upland cotton, an experiment was conducted from July to December 2010 in Barbalha-CE, Brazil. The treatments consisted of a factorial combination of two upland cotton cultivars (BRS Aroeira and BRS Araripe) and five irrigation depths (260.93, 418.93, 514.21, 711.81 and 894.68 mm), arranged in a split-plot design with four replicates. A line-source sprinkler irrigation system was used and irrigation depth in the control treatment was calculated according to the crop evapotranspiration. The analysed fiber quality variables were: fiber percentage, length, uniformity, short-fiber index, resistance, elongation at rupture, micronaire index, maturity, degree of yellowing, reflectance degree and count strength product (CSP) index. The irrigation depths influenced fiber length, short-fiber index, strength, micronaire index, maturity and reflectance degree. The cultivars influenced fiber percentage, length and color (degree of yellowing). The best results of fiber quality were found with irrigation depths of 514.21 and 418.93 mm for the upland cotton cultivars BRS Araripe and BRS Aroeira, respectively.
ACCESSION #
110555494

 

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