On June 14 of 2019, Prof. Li Junlan, the expert on the post of germplasm innovation and by-products integrated utilization in the modern agricultural industry technological system, led a team of 7 members to the demonstration base in Weixian County on high-quality and high-yield cotton variety Ji863. They observed the field plant growth and the occurrence of pests and diseases and discussed with the person in charge of the demonstration base about the further field management plan.
The demonstration of new cotton variety Ji863 is one of the initiatives for the forging of high grade raw cotton in Hebei Province. Ji863 is a good variety with its whole growth period about 126d, boll weight 6.1g, lint percentage 40%, high resistance to fusarium wilt and tolerance to verticillium wilt, the average length of the upper part of the fiber 30.0mm, the fiber strength 30.0cN/tex, the micronaire 4.9, the spinning uniformity index 146 and the quality type-II. At the demonstration base, 200 mu of Ji863 are planted. Besides, there are other 3 high-quality new lines are planted, too. With good management, the plants grow neatly and uniformly. At present, there are 7 fruit branches on each plant and no pests damage occur in the field, which shows resistance to red spider, cotton aphid, cotton mites and cotton bollworm.
Prof. Li gave field management suggestions for cotton bud stage after observed the performance of the testing materials.