Combining ability effects for root lodging resistance between dent and flint inbred lines in maize
Koinuma, K.; Ikegaya, F.; Ito, E.
Bulletin of the Kyushu National Agricultural Experiment Station 35: 41-47
Root lodging resistance is one of the major breeding objectives for silage maize (Zea mays) in the warm region of Japan. Breeding programmes aim at breeding high-yielding hybrids utilizing the heterotic effect between U.S. dent and Japanese flint inbred lines. Recently, it has been reported that the heterotic effect between dent and flint inbred lines is expressed in root lodging resistance as well as whole-plant yield.