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    Union Catalogue of Agricultural Libraries in the Netherlands

    The WUR Library Catalogue contains bibliographic data on books and periodicals held by the libraries of Wageningen University and Research Centre and some 15 associated libraries. Holding data are added to each record.

    Subjects covered include Agrotechnology, Food and Food Production, Plant and Animal Sciences, Soil Science, Geo-information, Landscape and Spatial Planning, Water and Climate, Ecosystem Studies, Economics and Society.

    The joint collections of the participating libraries cover a substantial part of the internationally available scientific literature in these disciplines.

    As far as Dutch scientific literature in these fields is concerned, coverage can be considered near 100%, including much of the so-called "grey literature".

    All titles are entered in their original language. Keywords are added to facilitate subject searching.

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Record number 104001
Title On the seed production of tropical grasses in Kenya
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Joseph Gerardus Boonman
Author(s) Boonman, J.G.
Publisher Wageningen : Pudoc
Publication year 1973
Description 96 p
Notes Proefschrift Wageningen  show all notes
Verkorte uitg. verschenen als: Agricultural research reports ; 794
ISBN 902200449X
Tutors Hart, Prof. Ir. M.L. 't
Graduation date 1973-05-30
Dissertation no. 553
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The small amount of viable seed that can be harvested from tropical ley grasses such as Chloris gayana, Setaria sphacelata and Panicum spp. is largely due to the wide range in maturity between different heads and in maturity between seeds in any head. Ripe seed is also liable to shed. Adequate and timely top dressing with nitrogen, close row width and careful choice of harvest date increased seed yield either directly or by synchronizing ripening. There was considerable variation within and between varieties in seed yield characteristics: heading date, head number and seed setting, which all displayed high heritability. Heading date and head number were closely correlated with vigour of regrowth. Varieties could well be improved simultaneously for seed and herbage productivity.

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Keyword(s) (cab) kenya / propagation / subtropics / tropics / fodder grasses
Categories Tropical Grasslands / Cyperales (Cyperaceae, Poaceae)
Publication type PhD thesis
Language English
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