A search for better field corn varieties by intercrossing
AuthorDale G. Smeltzer
Author AffiliationsDale G. Smeltzer is Assistant Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 14(7):6-6. DOI:10.3733/ca.v014n07p6. July 1960.
The major portion of California's field corn acreage is planted to hybrid varieties developed in the Midwest. These varieties have produced relatively high yields under ample water and essential plant nutrients. However, it seems unlikely that such varieties would represent the ultimate in adaptation to conditions in this state.
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