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Influence of Soil Moisture Levels and Seasonal Weather on Efficiency of Water Use by Corn1


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  1. Vol. 49 No. 7, p. 362-365
    Received: Jan 17, 1957

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  1. J. Letey and
  2. D. B. Peters2



Corn yields were closely related to the reserve soil moisture conditions at the beginning of the growing season and to the soil moisture stress to which the plant is subjected during the growing season. The moisture stress effect upon growth was found to be closely related to seasonal weather. The efficiency of water use was found to be strongly conditioned by soil temperature.

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