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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Effect of Soil Temperature on Grain Sorghum Growth and Yield1


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  1. Vol. 54 No. 3, p. 257-261
    Received: June 27, 1961

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  1. John E. Adams2



Clear plastic soil covers increased Houston Black clay early season soil temperatures 10° F. at the 3-inch depth and accelerated plant development sufficiently to hasten maturity and increase grain yield. Grain sorghum yields per acre varied from 62.6 cwt. on bare plots to 73.5 cwt. with a clear plastic cover. Water-use efficiency varied from 315 pounds on bare plots to 428 with clear plastic.

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