By Yared Assefa
Corn and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor L) are one of the most sensible cereal vegetation worldwide, and either are key for international nutrition safety. Similarities among the 2 plants, rather their edition for warm-season grain creation, pose a chance for comparisons to notify acceptable cropping judgements. This publication presents a accomplished assessment of the similarities and adjustments among corn and grain sorghum. It compares corn and sorghum plants in components akin to morphology, body structure, phenology, yield, source use and potency, and influence of either vegetation in several cropping structures.
Producers, researchers and extension brokers looking for trustworthy medical information will locate this in-depth comparability of plants with power slot in dryland and irrigations cropping platforms quite valuable.
- Presents quite a lot of issues of comparison
- Offers very important insights for crop determination making
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The mean and standard deviation (SD) of yield for dryland and irrigated corn and sorghum were also calculated. The variability in yield was explained by genetics and environment and their interaction was partitioned using a MIXED model with random environment and hybrid variables. 1 Map of Kansas depicting counties and their districts from which the Kansas Corn and Sorghum Hybrid Performance Trials data for the years 1992À2009 were assembled. Yield Distribution and Functions for Corn and Grain Sorghum 59 environment explained the largest variation in crop yield.
Both measures of hybrid yield decreased in regions farther to the south and west. 001. 05. ns 5 not significantly different. 05. 2). 5 Mg ha21, respectively; however, irrigated yields were not different between the rest of the regions. Irrigated corn had about a 70% yield advantage over dryland corn. 2). 2 Average dryland corn yield from 1939 to 2009 (A) and average irrigated corn yield from 1954 to 2009 (B) from Kansas Corn Hybrid Performance Trial data. Corn and Grain Sorghum Yield Trend Since the Beginning of Hybrid Technology 39 90 kg ha21 yr21 in the dryland trial sites from 1939 to 2009 and by approximately 120 kg ha21 yr21 in irrigated trials from 1954 to 2009.
Weather data were collected from the Kansas State University Weather Data Library for each year and each site where yield data were available. Average corn hybrid yield data were compared by regions and years. , Cary, NC, 2001) with the model equating yield with regions, years, and their interaction. 05), only main effects were interpreted. 05). The average yield of hybrids tested over the 70 years was regressed against time for possible yield trends. This analysis was conducted using PROC REG in SAS, equating yield with years in the model statement.