Hybrid Vigor in a Seven-Parent Diallel Cross in Common Winter Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)1
- Santiago Fonseca and
- Frad L. Patterson2
Levels of hybrid vigor for earliness, height, three components of yield, and grain yield were examined in the F1 and F2 generations of a diallel cross of seven varieties selected from hard red, soft white, and soft red winter wheats. Entries planted in hills showed little interaction with seeding rates of 3 to 15 plants per 930 cm2 (1 ft2), but the degree of hybrid vigor tended to be greater for hill seeding than for normal seeding.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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