Husk Extension of Field Corn in Breeding for Resistance to Bird Damage

Thompson, J.M. (1963) Husk Extension of Field Corn in Breeding for Resistance to Bird Damage. PhD thesis, Ohio State University.

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Many of the pests which feed upon or compete with corn in the field are well known and recognized by the general public as well as by the farmer. The depredations of weeds, disease pathogens, insects, nematodes, and, to a lesser extent, small rodents are well catalogued in scientific literature. Additional well-known hazards to efficient corn production include incomplete or unbalanced soil fertility and unfavorable climate, either in the form of a generally unfavorable season or as individual disruptive storms. Often the peril is two or more of these destructive forces acting in concert as, for example, when the feeding hole of an insect serves for ingress of a fungal pathogen, which in turn weakens the stalk enough for it to be broken in a wind storm.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Author Affiliation: Ohio State University, United States.
Subjects: Plant Protection
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Mr Balakrishna Garadasu
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2013 13:17
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 13:17

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