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  1. Vol. 9 No. 6, p. 831-834
    Received: June 9, 1969

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Contribution of Stalk Soluble Carbohydrates to Grain Yield in Corn (Zea mays L.)1

  1. T. B. Daynard,
  2. J. W. Tanner and
  3. D. J. Hume2



A significant reduction in stalk dry weight was found to occur during the last half of the grain-filling period for several corn (Zea mays L.) hybrids grown at various plant populations during two seasons in Ontario. This decrease was attributed to a remobilization towards the ear of soluble carbohydrates stored temporarily in the stalk.

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