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dc.contributor.authorMugambi, J. R.
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-03T01:08:51Z
dc.date.available2011-11-03T01:08:51Z
dc.date.issued1972
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3999
dc.description.abstractRecently the list of agricultural chemicals has been extended to include a group of compounds known collectively as 'Growth Retardants'. CCC is one of them; the name CCC is an abbreviated form of the chemical name Chlorocholine Chloride or (2-Chloroethyl) trimethylammonium Chloride. It is also known by the generic name Chlormequat and the trade name Cycocel. Like most growth retardants CCC has the characteristic effect of inhibiting stem elongation with relatively smaller effects on other parts of susceptible plants (de Vos et. Al., 1967). Most growth retardants have been used commercially simply on ornamental plants. It is only recently with the discovery of CCC (Tolbert, 1960 a) that a much larger field of application has been opened up. Early in the 1960s CCC was found to prevent grain losses in wheat caused by stem lodging during violent weather conditions or when stems were weakened by fungal infections such as eyespot (Cercosporella herpotrichoides). More recently CCC has been shown to increase grain yields even in absence of lodging. Here however, the results have been very variable and in one instance yield reductions of up to 13 percent were recorded (Geering, 1965). The aims of the current study were to investigate the effects of CCC on wheat yields under non-lodging conditions. Hence the short-strawed wheat cv. Gamenya was chosen. The extent to which wheat plants respond to treatment with CCC depends on varietal, soil and climatic factors as well as dosage level, type of application and timing of application. Although the effects of these factors on the action of CCC have been studied extensively in Europe and Israel very little work has been done in New Zealand. It was therefore thought that an investigation of the effects of CCC in relation to various agronomic factors was worthwhile.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectwheaten
dc.subjectfertiliseren
dc.subjectagricultural chemicalsen
dc.subjectChlorocholine Chlorideen
dc.subject(2-Chloroethyl)trimethylammonium Chlorideen
dc.subjectstem elongationen
dc.subjectgrowth retardantsen
dc.subjectyield componentsen
dc.subjectgrowth analysisen
dc.subjectirrigationen
dc.subjectgrain developmenten
dc.titleEffects of CCC and fertilizer on irrigated wheaten
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorLanger, R. H. M.
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
dc.subject.anzsrc070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)en
dc.subject.anzsrc070306 Crop and Pasture Nutritionen
dc.subject.anzsrc079902 Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (incl. Application)en


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