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  1. Vol. 14 No. 6, p. 835-836
    Received: May 3, 1974

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Influence of Sorghum Seed Weight on the Performance of the Resulting Crop1

  1. Hyoung W. Suh,
  2. A. J. Casady and
  3. R. L. Vanderlip2



Crops grown in 1971 and 1972 from sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] seed of two different weights were compared to determine the influence of seed weight on the resulting crop. The lighter seed weighed about 86% as much as the heavier seed. Genetic differences were essentially eliminated and quality differences minimized between the two seed weights.

Characteristics of the crops studied were emergence percentage; seedling weight; days to 50y0 bloom; leaf blade width, length, and area; culm diameter; plant height; number of nodes; test weight; kernel weight; kernels per panicle; panicles per plant; and grain yield. Except for a difference of 0.03 cm in culm diameter in 1971 and a difference of 0.6% in emergence in 1972, the crops from the two seed weights did not differ significantly for the characteristics studied.

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