A study of physiological determinants of grain yield in sorghum

Makumbi, V. and Rubaihayo, P.R. (1978) A study of physiological determinants of grain yield in sorghum. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 146 (2). pp. 137-142.

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The relationships between grain yield and several of its physiological determinants in 9 sorghum cv. were investigated using Willey's head clipping technique. In some cv. grain yield was limited by panicle storage capacity, whilst in others carbohydrate supply was responsible for lower yields. The results suggested that flag leaf area and efficiency were important in carbohydrate supply for grain filling, provided the capacity existed to accept the photosynthates

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 10:49
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 10:50
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/5498

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