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Archive for December, 2012

Statistical methods to analyze large spectral data sets

Spectral indices Spectral indices are developed on the basis of ratios or differences in the reflectance at given wavelengths. Those wavelengths are related to certain performance traits such as biomass production, plant water content and photosynthesis (for further detail see the article about spectral reflectance indices). Advantages: Cheap devices can be developed to measure the [...]

December 27th, 2012
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None

Secondary traits for maize grain yield under drought stress conditions

1         Importance of secondary traits of maize under drought stress Drought can affect maize production by decreasing plant stand during the seedling stage, by decreasing leaf area development and photosynthesis rate during the pre-flowering period, by decreasing ear and kernel set during flowering, and by decreasing photosynthesis and inducing early leaf senescence during grain-filling. Additional [...]

December 23rd, 2012
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None