Monday, November 19, 2012

Per Se Performance of B73ESY under Drought Stress

Table 1.  Paired-Comparison of B73ESY and B73 Grown under Drought Stress* near Kalamazoo, MI in 2010.

            Pair                                          Seed Yield (Bu/Acre)**

                                                               B73ESY             B73           % Advantage   

             1                                                      52                  33                     158

             2                                                      55                  40                     138

             3                                                      57                  36                     158

 4                                                      61                  41                      149

             5                                                      72                  48                     150

             6                                                      76                  52                     146

             7                                                      64                  50                     128

             8                                                      64                  46                     139

     Average                                                63                  43                      146
                                                                                                                                      
*Total rainfall in the seven weeks prior to anthesis was 0.41 inches.
**Each plot was a single 30-foot row.

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