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  1. Vol. 54 No. 5, p. 416-419
    Received: Nov 12, 1961

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The Use of Field Maturity Data to Establish Optimum Harvest Period for Merion Kentucky Bluegrass Seed Production1

  1. D. C. Sumner and
  2. K. E. Lindsey2



Present data illustrate the desirability of establishing field maturity standards upon which to base field readiness for seed harvest under California climatic conditions. Harvesting when 20 to 35% of the panicles are fully mature appears to be the range of field maturity at which maximum seed yields and minimum preharvest shatter losses occur.

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