A simple method for determining the relative weight per bushel of the grain from individual wheat plants

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1139/cjr34-115
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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Journal of Research
ISSN0366-6581
Volume11
Issue5
Pages589593
Subjectestimating wheat bushel weight; kernal plumpness
AbstractThe kernels from individual plants in studies on breeding for drought resistance varied so greatly in size that the usual measure of plumpness (weight per thousand kernels) was of little value. A method for determining the weight per measured bushel of small samples was developed and found to have a very high degree of association with an estimated degree of kernel plumpness. The weight in grams of a 4 cc. sample multiplied by 20, gave a close approximation to the test weight per bushel as determined by the usual apparatus. The correlation coefficient calculated from the weight per bushel of 184 samples of spring wheat by these two methods was + 0.947 ± 0.005 and for 59 samples of winter wheat + 0.834 ± 0.027.
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