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Maize yield determination in the Northern Region: Hybrid by environment by management interactions

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Ferrante, A., Eyre, J., George-Jaeggli, B., McLean, J., Chenu, K., deVoil, P., McLean, G. and Rodriguez, D. (2015) Maize yield determination in the Northern Region: Hybrid by environment by management interactions. In: 17th Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.

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In Maize, as with most cereals, grain yield is mostly determined by the total grain number per unit area, which is highly related to the rate of crop growth during the critical period around silking. Management practices such as plant density or nitrogen fertilization can affect the growth of the crop during this period, and consequently the final grain yield. Across the Northern Region maize is grown under a large range of plant populations under high year-to-year rainfall variability. Clear guidelines on how to match hybrids and management across environments and expected seasonal condition, would allow growers to increase yields and profits while managing risks. The objective of this research was to screen the response of commercial maize hybrids differing in maturity and prolificity (i.e. multi or single cobbing) types for their efficiency in the allocation of biomass into grain.

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