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Table 1 Agronomic traits at boll opening stage as affected by mepiquat chloride (MC) and plant densities in Sikang 1

From: Effects of mepiquat chloride on yield and main properties of cottonseed under different plant densities

MC Plant density/(plant·m-2) Plant height /cm First fruiting branch height /cm Mean fruiting branch length /cm Fruiting node number per plant Fruiting branch number per plant
2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014
CK 1.35 128.2 d 110.1 b 16.0 c 5.5 c 65.8 a 50.4 a 112.6 a 85.0 a 24.6 a 18.2 a
2.55 133.6 c 114.1 b 18.0 b 13.0 b 59.2 ab 41.3 b 87.8 b 80.2 a 23.8 ab 18.0 a
3.75 138.7 b 119.1 ab 18.0 b 13.5 ab 49.6 bc 37.8 b 79.5 c 62.0 b 22.7 bc 16.1 b
4.95 145.6 a 126.0 a 20.5 a 14.5a 39.8 c 30.2 c 69.3 d 48.0 c 21.4 c 15.6 b
MC 135 g·hm− 2 1.35 100.5 d 84.7 c 14.0 b 10.0 b 53.2 a 25.9 a 125.5 a 66.8 a 22.5 a 15.9 a
2.55 123.3 c 88.6 bc 15.5 b 16.0 a 50.3 a 22.6 ab 112.5 ab 48.4 b 22.1 a 14.3 ab
3.75 130.3 b 92.6 ab 16.5 ab 16.5a 37.6 b 18.9 b 102.0 b 43.4 bc 21.3 ab 14.7 ab
4.95 135.9 a 98.4 a 18.5 a 20.0 a 36.2 b 18.6 b 82.2 c 34.4 c 20.8 b 12.8 b
Source of variance
 Plant density ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
 MC ** ** ns ns * ** ** * * **
 Plant density × MC ** * ns ns ns ns ** ** * **
  1. Values followed by the different letters within the same column are significant differences at 0.05 probability level; * and ** represent significant differences at 0.01 and 0.05 probability level, respectively; ns represents no significant differences