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Agronomy Journal Abstract -

Effect of Weather Factors on the Kernel Moisture of a Standing Crop of Wheat1


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  1. Vol. 59 No. 2, p. 181-184
    Received: Oct 7, 1966

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  1. M. E. Dodds and
  2. W. L. Pelton2



The rate of reduction of kernel moisture in a standing crop of wheat between the physiologic and harvest stages of maturity was influenced by the vapor pressure deficit of the air, hours of sunshine, evaporation, and wind. The date when the crop reached the physiologic stage of maturity varied from year to year and was related to the available soil moisture at the time of seeding and rainfall during the growing season.

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