Comparison of sorghum with wheat and barley grown on dryland

Major, D.J. and Hamman, W.M. (1981) Comparison of sorghum with wheat and barley grown on dryland. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 61 (1). pp. 37-43.

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Sorghum cv. Pride P130, wheat cv. Neepawa, and barley cv. Galt were harvested at 1-wk intervals on dryland at Lethbridge, Alberta in 1976 and '77 and separated into leaves, stems, ears and grain. Whole-plant yields were higher in 1976 than in '77 and sorghum whole-plant yields were higher than those of barley or wheat in both yr. Sorghum grain yields were similar to those of barley, but were greater than those of wheat. Although sorghum was c. 40 days later maturing than barley or wheat, its whole-plant and filling-period durations were not very different from the other 2 crops. Sorghum used water more efficiently than wheat or barley under drought conditions. The biggest disadvantage of present sorghum hybrids was slow growth in spring

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Research Station, Agriculture Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1J 4B1
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Croping Systems
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 08:06
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 08:06
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