Yield and quality responses of corn silage genotypes under reduced irrigation in the Texas High Plains

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Title: Yield and quality responses of corn silage genotypes under reduced irrigation in the Texas High Plains
Author: Spinhirne, Bruce
Abstract: Two main options exist for producers to optimize the production of corn silage in limited -irrigation systems . First , they can utilize best management practices to make optimum use of inputs . Secondly , they can select hybrids that will maximize production from limited inputs . The intent of this study was to explore both options by characterizing the effects of moisture stress on silage corn and by comparing relative performance of a diverse group of silage corn hybrids . The overall objective of this study was to determine genotype effects of 20 silage corn hybrids and the effects of environmental stress on silage corn yield and quality . Environmental stress was considered to be primarily caused by the deficit of moisture inputs to crop demand . To adequately accomplish this objective , four sub -objectives were created .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /45293
Date: 2012-05

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Yield and quality responses of corn silage genotypes under reduced irrigation in the Texas High Plains. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /45293 .

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