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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1952. Department of Agronomy.
A study was conducted to investigate the relationship between tillering and yield in some oat varieties of recent origin. The study was made to determine: (a) the extent to which tillering ability has been incorporated in some recently developed oat varieties; (b) the association between tillering, yield and plan height; and (c) the variability of these plant characters as influenced by spatial changes. The experiment was extended over the years 1950 and 1951. Stand density was controlled by spacing plants 2.5 and 5 inches apart. Highly significant differences existed in average number of productive tillers between spacings within varieties.