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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1970. Department of Agronomy.
The study was conducted under an irrigated environment at Mead, Nebraska during the 1969 growing season to determine the effect of stand reduction or thinning on grain yield and certain agronomic characters of corn. A single-cross hybrid corn, DeKalb XL-45A, was used. Stands were thinned at weekly intervals from 79,040 plants/ha to 59,280, 39,520 and 19,760 plants/ha, respectively, starting at the third week after emergence and continuing for 12 weeks. Data were collected on leaf area, grain yield, ear weight, ear length, ear diameter, 100 kernel weight, shelling percentage, percent dry matter, ears per plant and plant height.
Advisor: William L. Colville