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Crop Science Abstract -

Improved Selling Techniques for Crested Wheatgrass1


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  1. Vol. 9 No. 4, p. 481-483
    Received: Jan 13, 1969

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  1. Douglas R. Dewey2



Daily manual agitation of the selling bag during anthesis more than doubled average self-seed set of 162 crested wheatgrass clones in 1966 and more than tripled selling in 1967 and 1968. Increasing the number of spikes per bag from 5 to 10 only slightly decreased the number of seeds per spike. As spikes per bag were increased from 5 to 20, the number of seeds per bag increased 2.2 times; and the number of seeds per spike declined by 45%. Bag agitation was more essential to selfing in bags with 20 spikes than in bags with either 5 or 10 spikes. Daily agitation of bags with 10 spikes is recommended as an efficient method of selling crested wheatgrass

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