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Table 3 Effects of mepiquat chloride (MC) on cottonseed oil content and protein content under different 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) 100-embryo weight /g Kernel percentage /% Oil content /% Protein content /%
2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014 2013 2014
CK 1.35 5.5 a 6.4 a 54.1 a 62.6 a 31.9 a 30.9 a 40.1 a 40.1 a
2.55 5.5 a 5.6 ab 56.9 a 60.6 a 31.4 ab 30.5 ab 41.8 a 42.1 a
3.75 5.3 a 5.3 b 53.7 a 58.1 a 29.1 ab 29.9 b 43.0 a 43.3 a
4.95 5.2 a 5.2 b 57.1 a 58.1 a 27.4 b 29.3 c 40.8 a 41.9 a
MC 135 g·hm− 2 1.35 5.8 a 6.3 a 53.2 a 58.9 a 32.2 a 31.1 a 37.3 a 37.2 a
2.55 5.5 ab 6.1 a 51.9 a 62.0 a 32.5 a 30.8 a 40.3 a 41.4 a
3.75 5.3 b 6.1 a 53.2 a 62.5 a 30.7 ab 30.3 a 41.4 a 42.1 a
4.95 5.2 b 5.8 a 53.1 a 60.4 a 27.7 b 29.7 a 39.8 a 38.3 a
Source of variance
 Plant density ** ** ns ns ** * ns ns
 MC * * ns ns * ** ns ns
 Plant density × MC ns ns ns ns 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