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  1. Vol. 57 No. 2, p. 223-226
    Received: Aug 15, 1964

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The Growth and Yield of Corn. III. Soil Moisture and Temperature Effects1

  1. G. R. Benoit,
  2. A. L. Hatfield and
  3. J. L. Ragland2



Final yields decreased with late plantings independent of the soil moisture level. This phenomenon is shown to be associated with decreased temperatures during the ear-formation stage for late-planted corn. Yields of irrigated corn were higher in 1962 than 1963; however, the reverse was true for unirrigated corn yields. These response differences are related to soil moisture-temperature interactions and their effect on plant moisture stress.

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