RESPONSE OF COTTON TO NPK FERTILIZATION - THE GREEK EXPERIENCE
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-phyisio-Med-MiddleEast WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Cotton is an economically important crop in Greece and experiments to determine the response of cotton to rates of fertilizers have always been an important part of research. The first experiments started almost 40 years ago and low rates o...

VIRTUAL COTTON: A NEW TOOL FOR RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents "Virtual plants" are computer abstractions which contain sufficient spatial information for realistic images of successive growth stages to be generated.  Virtual plants are assembled by software which interprets rules of growth worked out...

THE EFFECT OF STORAGE AND RADIATION ON COTTON SEED FOR SOME YIELD COMPONENTS
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-phyisio-Med-MiddleEast WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents This research was set to study the effect of gamma irradiation (20 Kr.) on variability, heritability and the genetic advance upon selection for some economic traits and yield components. Dried seeds of three Egyptian cotton cultivars were u...

STRUCTURE REPAIR WITH WET/DRY CYCLES IN A COTTON SOIL
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology Agro-physio-australia

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Eighty percent of irrigated cotton in Australia is grown under the management system of retained beds.  In this system wheel traffic is restricted to furrows and beds are only lightly cultivated.  Furrow compaction becomes a problem when hi...

FUTURE WEED CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR CONSERVATION TILLAGE COTTON IN THE SOUTHEASTERN USA
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-Physio-north-america WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Bromoxynil used with transgenic cotton and pyrithiobac provided early season postemergence control of annual morningglory, Ipomoea spp., prickly sida, Sida spinosa, velvetleaf, Abutilon theophrasti, and common cocklebur, Xanthium strumarium...

POTASSIUM NUTRITION OF COTTON IN THE USA, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO FOLIAR FERTILIZATION
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-Physio-north-america WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Widespread late-season potassium (K) deficiency in the US Cotton Belt has focused attention on K nutrition of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.).  Potassium is required in large amounts by cotton for normal crop growth and fiber development, wi...

INFLUENCE OF SALINITY ON REPRODUCTIVE GROWTH OF THREE EGYPTIAN COTTON CULTIVARS
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-phyisio-Med-MiddleEast WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The objective of this study was to investigate to what extent salinity affects the reproductive growth of three Egyptian cotton cultivars Giza 77, Giza 75 and Giza 80. The salinity levels were 0, 2000, 4000 and 6000 ppm of either NaCl, NaCl...

PLANT RESPONSES TO LATE SEASON WATER DEFICITS IN ACALA COTTON CULTIVARS
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-Physio-north-america WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Continued development of irrigation strategies that minimize crop yield losses, while increasing water use efficiency are needed in many semi-arid and arid cotton producing areas world wide.  Controlled deficit irrigation (CDI) incorporates...

SOWING DATE AND NITROGEN APPLICATION EFFECTS ON PETIOLE NITRATE CONTENT IN CAMEROON
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-West-Central-Africa WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Studies were conducted in Maroua under Sudano-Sahelian conditions to estimate the effects of sowing date and nitrogen application on petiole nitrate content of cotton. The dry weight and petiole nitrate content of the 4th leaf from the top...

SOIL MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR COTTON-BASED FARMING SYSTEMS IN SWELLING AND NON-SWELLING SOILS
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The yield of cotton lint in Australia has increased greatly over the last 15 years.  This improvement is due partly to the development of soil management systems that are based on the objective measurement of soil structure in individual fi...

THE OPTIMISATION OF SOIL STRUCTURE FOR COTTON PRODUCTION
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology Agro-physio-australia

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents In cropping soils, optimising soil structure means minimising soil structure degradation and emphasising natural processes of structure formation.  Man-made soil structure degradation (compaction and shear stresses) has been shown to reduce...

COMPACTION IN COTTON BEDS - MEASUREMENTS, MODELLING AND MANAGEMENT
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents We used field measurements and computer modelling of soil compaction to investigate management options for trafficking cotton beds. In the field, we measured the influence of vehicles on vertical stresses in the soil and the consequent c...

FOLIAR APPLICATION FOR YIELD AND QUALITY OF COTTON GROWN ON KAMPANG SAEN SOIL IN THAILAND
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-Asia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents A comparative study on conventional fertilizer application and foliar fertilizer application of cotton grown on Kampaeng Saen soils (Udic Haplustalffs) was conducted for five years during 1986-1990. The results revealed that fertilizers app...

IMPROVEMENTS IN WATER USE EFFICIENCY IN IRRIGATED COTTON: CHOICES IN SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-Physio-north-america WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Major factors (crop, soil, topography, labor and management availability and skill, environmental concerns, regulatory controls, economic) influencing irrigation efficiency, water use efficiency and the choice of appropriate irrigation syst...

MANAGEMENT OF LABLAB PURPUREUS L. RESIDUES IN COTTON-BASED FARMING SYSTEMS AND CONSEQUENT EFFECTS ON PROPERTIES OF A TYPIC PELLUSTERT
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The effects of mulching or incorporating residues of dolichos (Lablab purpureus L.), sown in rotation with cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.), in broad (1.5 m wide) beds on soil properties of a Vertisol was studied in Northern New South Wales,...

THE PRINCIPLES OF COTTON WATER RELATIONS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN MANAGEMENT
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents The keys to understanding the principles of water relations that are specific to cotton are found in: (i) the ecology of the wild ancestors of cotton  (xerophytic shrubs), (ii) the basic pattern of development (the orderly and regular produ...

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SOIL STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT ON VERTISOLS USED FOR IRRIGATED COTTON PRODUCTION
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-physio-australia WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Techniques for assessing the severity of soil compaction were evaluated, mostly under commercial conditions, at twelve sites with contrasting degrees of damage.  The soils at each site are Vertisols used to produce irrigated cotton.  The re...

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF COTTON WATER USE EFFICIENCY
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-Physio-north-america WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Availability of water causes major variation in cotton yield. Water use efficiency confers meanings of water conservation (i.e., savings of water and/or costs of water application) and transpiration efficiency (i.e., increasing productivity...

EFFECTS OF SOAKING ON THE GERMINATION CHARACTERISTICS AND MINERAL LEAKAGE OF COTTON (GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM L.) SEED
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-phyisio-Med-MiddleEast WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Cotton seed (Gossypium hirsutum  L.) was tested to identify germination, seedling characteristics and growth as well as mineral leakage caused by soaking the seeds for different periods. Four cotton cultivars (BL. 644, Ç. 1518, DP. 299 and...

THE USE OF COTTON STALKS AND COTTON GINNING TRASH AS FEEDSTOCKS FOR ETHANOL FUEL PRODUCTION
By Michel Fok on Mar 10, 2017

Economics and policy Agronomy & physiology WCRC Agro-Physio-north-america Eco&Policy-NorthAmerica WCRC1

Abstract                                                                         Back to Table of contents Cotton stalks and cotton ginning trash both present management problems for growers and processors within the cotton industry.  One option, now being considered, is to use these materials to produce ethanol fuel.  One of the biggest influen...