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Effect of drought stress on leaf and whole canopy radiation use efficiency and yield of maize



Effect of drought stress on leaf and whole canopy radiation use efficiency and yield of maize



Agronomy Journal 95(3): 688-696



Drought stress reduces yield of maize (Zea mays L.) and other grain crops by (i) reducing canopy absorption of incident photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), (ii) reducing radiation use efficiency (RUE), and (iii) reducing harvest index (HI). The primary objective of this work was to quantify yield losses attributable to each of these components for maize exposed to drought stress in a 2-yr field study.

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