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dc.contributor.authorScott, W. R.
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-30T23:04:07Z
dc.date.available2009-09-30T23:04:07Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1221
dc.descriptionThis thesis is presented in the form of a series of papers some of which have already been published. It is prefaced by a review of research on the agronomy and physiology of wheat yield in New Zealand, and concluded with a general discussion, Other relevant papers in which the author was a contributor may be found in the Appendix.en
dc.description.abstractBetween 1972 and 1976 a series of field experiments were conducted to investigate the factors limiting grain yield in wheat (Triticum aestivum L). Spike population restricted yield when it was below about 500 spikes/m² but once it exceeded 700/m² grain yield declined due to a reduction in the number of grains per spikelet. Irrigation, high sowing rate, and nitrogen fertiliser generally increased spike number but the effects on the number of grains/spikelet were variable, apparently depending on processes related to leaf area index. The semi-dwarf Karamu outyielded New Zealand wheats when spring-sown because it produced more spikelets/spike and more grains/ spikelet than the other cultivars. The superior grain set of Karamu was because more of the distal florets within each spikelet produced grain than in the other cultivars. The results are discussed in relation to cultural practices and plant breeding.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectwheaten
dc.subjectyielden
dc.subjectyield componentsen
dc.subjectnitrogenen
dc.subjectirrigationen
dc.titleComponents of grain yield in wheaten
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300200 Crop and Pasture Production::300205 Agronomyen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300200 Crop and Pasture Production::300203 Plant improvement (selection, breeding and genetic engineering)en
lu.thesis.supervisorLanger, R. H. M.
lu.thesis.supervisorDougherty, C. T.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen


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