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Effect of pod zone moisture content on reproductive growth in three cultivars of peanut (Arachis hypogaea)
Plant and Soil
Vol. 116, No. 1 (May (I), 1989), pp. 111-114
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42937871
Page Count: 4
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Very little research has been done to investigate the effect of a dry podding zone on reproductive development in peanut plants that are otherwise well hydrated via subsoil moisture extraction. The influence of podding zone moisture content on reproductive development and growth of three peanut cultivars (McCubbin, Gajah and Robut 33-1) was investigated in pots grown in the glasshouse. In two cultivars (McCubbin and Gajah) seed yield was reduced in a dry (air-dry) compared to a wet (field capacity) podding zone. Seed yield of Robut 33-1 was unaffected by podding zone moisture content, indicating that cultivar variation in reproductive performance in response to podding zone moisture may exist.
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