Influence of sorghum seed weight on the performance of the resulting crop

Suh, H.W. and Casady , A.J. and Vanderlip, R.L. (1974) Influence of sorghum seed weight on the performance of the resulting crop. Crop Science, 14 (6). pp. 835-836.

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Crops grown in 1971 and 1972 from sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] seed of two different weights were compared to determine the influence of seed weight on the resulting crop. The lighter seed weighed about 86% as much as the heavier seed. Genetic differences were essentially eliminated and quality differences minimized between the two seed weights. Characteristics of the crops studied were emergence percentage; seedling weight; days to 50y0 bloom; leaf blade width, length, and area; culm diameter; plant height; number of nodes; test weight; kernel weight; kernels per panicle; panicles per plant; and grain yield. Except for a difference of 0.03 cm in culm diameter in 1971 and a difference of 0.6% in emergence in 1972, the crops from the two seed weights did not differ significantly for the characteristics studied

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Twin seed,-Single seed, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.
Author Affiliation: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agronomy; Research Agronomist, ARS, USDA; and Crop Production Research Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 04:51
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 04:51
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