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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1962. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1962, the author. Used by permission.


An experiment started in 1960 and continued on a broader scale in 1961 to compare teosinte with several other crops that were commonly ensiled. Comparisons were made to determine the yielding ability and quality of teosinte silage produced on irrigated land. The Proximate Analysis was used to determine quality. It was recognized that this test was not as complete a test for nutritive value as feeding the silage to animals but such extensive tests were not possible. Further comparisons were made to study the effect of row spacing on silage yield and quality of teosinte and the standard crops. The effect of clipping at three stages of maturity was determined for teosinte.

The studies reported were conducted at Lincoln, Nebraska in 1960 and 1961. Irrigated teosinte, corn, forage sorghum, sudangrass and corn x teosinte were compared for silage yield and quality. A study of the effect of clipping on the yield and quality of teosinte was made during 1961.

Advisor: William L. Colville.