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Type: Conference paper
Title: Maize yield determination in the Northern Region: hybrid by environment by management interactions
Author: Ferrante, A.
Eyre, J.
George-Jaeggli, B.
McLean, J.
Chenu, K.
deVoil, P.
McLean, G.
Rodriguez, D.
Citation: Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes : Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2015 / Acuna, T., Moeller, C., Parsons, D., Harrison, M. (ed./s), pp.745-748
Publisher: Australian Society of Agronomy
Publisher Place: Online
Issue Date: 2015
Conference Name: 17th Australian Agronomy Conference (21 Sep 2015 - 24 Sep 2015 : Hobart, Tasmania)
Editor: Acuna, T.
Moeller, C.
Parsons, D.
Harrison, M.
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Ariel Ferrante, Joseph Eyre, Barbara George-Jaeggli, James McLean, Karine Chenu, Peter deVoil, Greg McLean, Daniel Rodriguez
Abstract: In Maize, as with most cereals, grain yield is mostly determined by the total grain number per unit area, which is highly related to the rate of crop growth during the critical period around silking. Management practices such as plant density or nitrogen fertilization can affect the growth of the crop during this period, and consequently the final grain yield. Across the Northern Region maize is grown under a large range of plant populations under high year-to-year rainfall variability. Clear guidelines on how to match hybrids and management across environments and expected seasonal condition, would allow growers to increase yields and profits while managing risks. The objective of this research was to screen the response of commercial maize hybrids differing in maturity and prolificity (i.e. multi or single cobbing) types for their efficiency in the allocation of biomass into grain.
Keywords: Zea mays L; tillering; water; nitrogen
Rights: © 2015 “Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes “© 2016 Australian Society of Agronomy
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