Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/558525
Title:
Determining the Mainstem Node Number for Cotton
Author:
Silvertooth, Jeffrey C.; Brown, Paul W.
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
Description:
Reviewed 06/2015; Originally published: 02/2001; 2 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/558525
Abstract:
To systematically monitor a young crop effectively, it is important to understand the fundamentals about counting and identifying nodes on the plant. A mainstem node is simply the point on the plant stalk where a joint with a side branch (either vegetative or fruiting branch) is formed. The basic point of reference for counting nodes on a cotton plant are the cotyledonary nodes. The cotylendonary leaves are the first two leaves to appear as the plant emerges through the soil after planting, and are actually the former halves of the seed itself. Therefore, the cotyledons form the first nodes on the mainstem of the plant and they are the only nodes which are directly opposite one another, or parallel. When counting mainstem nodes we use the cotyledon nodes as 0, then counting subsequent nodes up the mainstem toward the terminal of the plant.
Type:
text; Book
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
cotton; mainstem; crop
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1207-2015

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSilvertooth, Jeffrey C.en
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Paul W.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T17:03:09Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-25T17:03:09Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/558525en
dc.descriptionReviewed 06/2015; Originally published: 02/2001en
dc.description2 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractTo systematically monitor a young crop effectively, it is important to understand the fundamentals about counting and identifying nodes on the plant. A mainstem node is simply the point on the plant stalk where a joint with a side branch (either vegetative or fruiting branch) is formed. The basic point of reference for counting nodes on a cotton plant are the cotyledonary nodes. The cotylendonary leaves are the first two leaves to appear as the plant emerges through the soil after planting, and are actually the former halves of the seed itself. Therefore, the cotyledons form the first nodes on the mainstem of the plant and they are the only nodes which are directly opposite one another, or parallel. When counting mainstem nodes we use the cotyledon nodes as 0, then counting subsequent nodes up the mainstem toward the terminal of the plant.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1207-2015en
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectcottonen
dc.subjectmainstemen
dc.subjectcropen
dc.titleDetermining the Mainstem Node Number for Cottonen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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