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Kiesselbach, T.A. and Keim, F.D. (1921) The regional adaptation of corn in Nebraska (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 19)


ISSN 0097-1350


The purpose of this investigation was to determine some of the factors involved in the regional adaptation of corn. The procedure has been to make a comparative study of native corn types, known to be locally adapted to various regional areas in Nebraska through long growth there. The work has been confined to the single species group - Zea mays indentata. No one variety of a common source is grown throughout the state, and therefore it has been impossible to keep within a single variety. It would appear that the data should indicate morphological and histological plant characteristics involved in the adaptation of dent corn to various environments, as found in Nebraska. Comparative yield tests of corn from various sources are also reported.