A simple method for estimating the end of effective flowering in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)

Sêkloka Emmanuel, Lançon Jacques, Hau Bernard, Gozé Eric, Lewicki Sylvie, Thomas Grégoire. 2007. A simple method for estimating the end of effective flowering in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Experimental Agriculture, 43 : pp. 163-171.

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Abstract : In cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), it is hard to determine the exact date when reproductive growth ceases on the basis of field observations, as compared to more visible factors such as the onset of flowering or boll opening. It is, however, essential to characterize the growth cycle in order to determine what varieties are suitable for planting in different climatic and local cropping conditions. We estimated the end of the effective flowering period on the basis of the opening date of the last flower giving rise to a first-position boll on fruiting branches (LFP1), and propose a simple method for estimating this date. This study, conducted in 2002 and 2003 at Okpara, Benin, involved a comparison of six cotton varieties planted at two different dates (June and July). Plants were monitored to determine the dates when flowers opened at each position on fruiting branches. The LFPI indicator made a clear distinction between varieties. This highly heritable trait, which was found to be closely correlated with other earliness criteria, could be used to characterize the length of the growth cycle in cotton varieties. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Floraison, Variété, Gossypium hirsutum, Stade de développement végétal, Identification, Durée, Précocité

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Bénin

Classification Agris : F63 - Plant physiology - Reproduction
F62 - Plant physiology - Growth and development

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Sêkloka Emmanuel, INRAB (BEN)
  • Lançon Jacques, CIRAD-FORET-UPR Ressources génétiques (FRA)
  • Hau Bernard, CIRAD-CA-UPR Systèmes cotonniers (FRA)
  • Gozé Eric, CIRAD-CA-UPR Biostatistique (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-9121-7835
  • Lewicki Sylvie, CIRAD-DREI (CMR)
  • Thomas Grégoire, ENSAR (FRA)

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