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Effects of early defoliation on the agronomic characters and the grain yield of maize (Zea mays L.)

Hsu, F.H.; Yeh, M.T.

Journal of the Agricultural Association of China 102: 48-58


Accession: 000647149

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With a view to providing a source of green fodder, defoliation at the 9th complete leaf stage to leave 15 cm of the leaf was applied to 3 maize given 0 or 100 kg N/ha. Application of N increased fresh wt. of defoliated plants. Defoliation decreased plant ht., dry wt. of roots, leaves, cob and husks, total DM content except in the stem, and LAR.

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