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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1965. Department of Agronomy.
The effectiveness of selection among and within half-sib families in a maize population has been under study at the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station since 1961.
The program was started in a population derived from the open-pollinated variety, Hays Golden, which had been selected previously on the basis of the performance of chain and paired plant crosses (full-sib family selections.)
The apparent effectiveness of selection among and within half-sib families shown in this research suggests the possibility of using the procedure as a tool for successful intra-population improvement in maize. This study also supports the idea that the modified ear-to-row selection scheme could be used to advantage where more precise evaluation is required.
Advisor: John H. Lonnquist.