The Growth and Yield of Corn. III. Soil Moisture and Temperature Effects1
- G. R. Benoit,
- A. L. Hatfield and
- 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.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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