Resistant plants: Alfalfa variety resistant to aphid attack and adapted to desert areas planned
AuthorE. H. Stanford
Author AffiliationsE. H. Stanford is Associate Professor of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 9(7):5-5. DOI:10.3733/ca.v009n07p5b. July 1955.
The Principles of genetics—basic to scientific plant breeding—are to be applied in a project in the Imperial Valley to develop a strain of alfalfa resitant to the yellow clover aphid and adapted to the growing conditions in the desert areas of the southwest.
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Field corn pickers: Tests indicate two operational factors have important effect on field losses
Hybrid corn trials: Effect of summer temperatures on corn maturity in Santa Barbara County
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