TCH 1822 – a zero monopodia and short sympodial G.hirsutum cotton genotype suitable for high density planting system.

  • Gunasekaran Mahalingam Professor and Head Cotton Research Station Srivilliputtur
  • Vindhiyavarman P Professor and Head Department of cotton,TNAU,Coimbatore
  • Thangaraj K Assistant Professor Department of cotton,TNAU,Coimbatore
  • Amala Balu P Professor Department of cotton,TNAU,Coimbatore
Keywords: Cotton, compact, zero monopodia, short sympodia, early maturity

Abstract

In recent years, the productivity of cotton has been increased substantially by adopting high density planting system in most of the cotton growing countries.  However in India, such system does not take off for want of suitable plant type.  Compact plant type with zero monopodia and short sympodia is suitable for high density planting system.  As a result of concerted efforts, taken at the Department of Cotton, TNAU, Coimbatore a G.hirsutum culture TCH 1822 has been developed.  The yield potential and fibre quality traits are comparable with the check variety Suraj.

Author Biography

Gunasekaran Mahalingam, Professor and Head Cotton Research Station Srivilliputtur

Professor and Head

Cotton Research Station

Srivilliputtur

Published
31-12-2014
Section
Research Note