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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1949. Department of Agronomy.
The purpose of this study was to determine the rate at which winter rye would increase or decrease when planted as a mixture with an adapted variety of winter wheat. A portion of the study also was planned to obtain information on factors which influence the outcome of competition between these two grains.
Four seed mixtures of Cheyenne wheat contained one, three, five, and ten per cent (by weight) of common rye were planted at Lincoln, Nebraska, in the fall of 1943. The investigation was continued through successive generations in 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947 by planting unselected lots of seed from the previous crop.