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Cultivar Blends in Safflower1


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  1. Vol. 67 No. 2, p. 276-277
    Received: May 10, 1974

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  1. George H. Abel2



Cultivar blends of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) were evaluated to determine if there were any favorable competitive interactions for yield of seed or oil.

In a 50:50 blend of ‘Gila’ and ‘12417’ there was an average over-compensation of 3.6% for seed yield and 3.9% for oil yield. For a 50:50 blend of ‘Dart’ and ‘1415430’ there was undercompensation for both seed and oil yield in the 1 year of testing. Generally, seed and oil yield of the blends did not exceed that of the better cultivar planted alone.

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