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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1932. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1932, the author. Used by permission.


The object of this experiment was to determine the influence of a number of different distances between rows in a field of corn upon several of the corn plant characters, and also to determine the distance to which competition extends. This problem was studied by planting the corn at eight different distances between rows. The maximum distance, which was 15.75 feet, was thought to be great enough to eliminate all competition between the plants of the adjacent row. The minimum distance was 3.5 feet, the normal planting rate for corn.

This experiment was confined to the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station farm at Lincoln during the summer of 1931.

Advisor: T. A. Kiesselbach