AgriLife Research to decrease corn irrigation

Ledbetter, Kay
September 2010
Southwest Farm Press;9/16/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 18, p21
Trade Publication
The article offers a research conducted by Texas AgriLife Research corn breeder Wenwei Xu on reducing corn irrigation in the region. He states that they are developing a new corn germplasm through exotic materials special from tropical corn. It mentions that irrigation water management is a key part of his breeding tests. An overview on searching for the best combination which involves the selection of hybrids and plant population and irrigation scheduling is presented.


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