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  1. Vol. 54 No. 4, p. 294-297
     
    Received: Sept 14, 1961
    Published: July, 1962


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doi:10.2134/agronj1962.00021962005400040004x

Factors Affecting Tillering in Alfalfa1

  1. Everett R. Cowett and
  2. Milton A. Sprague2

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Tillering of established alfalfa plants was increased by anti-auxin application and a short photoperiod, whereas tillering of seedlings was increased by:long photoperiods. Soil moisture, light intensity, temperature, mineral nutrition, and cutting treatment altered bud and stem development concurrently as they affected vigor and over-all growth.

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