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- Trethowan, R., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Crop science 2012 v.52 no.4 pp. 1543-1552
- corn; crossing; cultivars; grain yield; parents; wheat
- ... Genetic progress for yield has been assessed globally in the semi-arid wheat yield trials (SAWYTs) of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) over a 17-yr period. Grain yield expressed as a percentage of the long-term check cultivar Dharwar Dry has increased at approximately 1% yr⁻¹ between 1994 and 2010. In real terms, yield has been increased at a rate of 31 kg ha⁻¹ yr⁻¹. T ...
- Trethowan, R. M., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Crop & pasture science 2012 v.63 no.5 pp. 419-428
- Cicer arietinum; chickpeas; flowering; genetic improvement; germplasm; grain yield; heat stress; heat tolerance; pods; seed yield; temperature
- ... Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an important food legume and heat stress affects chickpea ontogeny over a range of environments. Generally, chickpea adapts to high temperatures through an escape mechanism. However, heat stress during reproductive development can cause significant yield loss. The most important effects on the reproductive phase that affect pod set, seed set and yield are: (1) flow ...