Factors Influencing Seed Set of Oat Crosses
- Charles M. Brown and
- H. L. Shands
Worker's experience and low field temperatures were two important factors favoring seed set in oat crosses at Madison, Wis. High temperatures at 3 to 4-day intervals between emasculation and pollination decreased seed set. Optimum time interval was 1 to 3 days. More of the top florets set seed after short intervals, and more of the lower after long intervals. Opening and closing florets to remove 1 anther caused 30 to 50% reduction on hot days, but only 5 to 10% on cool days. Greater germination was observed by natural than by hand pollination.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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