Predicting lodging in winter wheat
Berry, Peter Michael (1998) Predicting lodging in winter wheat. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Lodging, the permanent displacement of plant stems from the vertical, occurs on average once every four years in UK wheat crops, when it reduces the yield and bread making quality of grain. Lodging usually occurs in the summer and control is most commonly sought by applying growth retarding chemicals in the spring. This thesis develops a method of predicting which crops are prone to lodging so that spring lodging controls can be targeted most effectively.
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