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Results of eight generations of selection to produce a forage variety from the cross between Euchlaena perennis Hitch. X Zea mays L

Rimieri, P.

Revista de la Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad Nacional de la Plata 54(2): 587-610


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By using mass selection and in some cases also pedigree selection, populations with good forage qualities, adequate fertility for seed production and reasonable phenotypic homogeneity were obtained but the perenniality found in the F1 and in 2% of the F2 was lost. The second stage involved selection on the basis of progeny tests. In this stage, 8-10 rows of grains/ear and 1000-grain weights of 160-210 g were achieved.

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