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Seed size effects: On hybrid sweet corn in Coachella Valley


J. W. Cameron
D. A. Cole
A. Van Maren

Authors Affiliations

J. W. Cameron is Lecturer in Horticulture and Geneticist in the Agricultural Experiment Station, University of California, Riverside; D. A. Cole, Jr., is Laboratory Technician IV, Department of Horticulture, U.C., Riverside; A. Van Maren is Farm Advisor, Riverside County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 16(6):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n06p6. June 1962.

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Seed size of hybrid sweet corn can affect total percentage of germination, and clearly affects the size of young plants, under winter planting conditions in the Coachella Valley. It can also affect the percentages of ear shoots which silk early and the number of ears ready for market at first pick. Experiments conducted with December and January plantings in 1958, 1959 and 1960 indicate that small seed should be avoided. Possible advantages in planting re-selected large seed are still uncertain, particularly when close planting, followed by thinning, is practiced.

Cameron J, Cole D, Van Maren A. 1962. Seed size effects: On hybrid sweet corn in Coachella Valley. Hilgardia 16(6):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v016n06p6
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