Both red (Trifolium pratense L.) and white (Trifolium repens L.) clover
seed yields can be highly variable and low in western Oregon. The objectives of
this study were to: i) determine crop water requirements and supplemental
irrigation timing, and ii) quantify the effects of soil and water status on
The CERES-Wheat Crop Growth and Development model treats temperature,
nitrogen and water stresses as limiting factors. For each day the model calculates a
stress index for temperature, N and water, compares the magnitude of the indices,
and then adjusts the calculated daily potential growth using the index of the most...
A new male sterile (MS) mutant was found in 1988 in an inbred
line of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) in the greenhouse of
Sunseeds Company. The mutant is characterized by normal
corolla in both male and female flowers, normal fertility in
the female, and absence of pollen in otherwise normal-appearing...
The study of the effects of cropping systems on buried weed
seed is very costly. Most of the experiments of this nature were
conducted prior to the introduction of herbicides. New techniques,
material and methods are needed and could result in more research
in this area of study.
A study was conducted to characterize the vesicular-arbuscular
(VA) fungi of apples grown in Oregon. Using roots and soil from
apple orchards as inoculae, six different fungal species were found
in pot cultures: Gigaspora margarita Becker and Hall, Glomus fasciculatum
(Thaxter sensu Gerdemann) Gerd. and Trappe, Glomus mosseae
Kura clover (Trifolium ambiguum M. Bieb.) is slow to establish and
has low seed yields the year after establishment. Intercropping a cereal
grain during clover seed field establishment could provide additional
revenue to seed growers, provided that intercropping did not jeopardize
future clover seed yields. Factorial combinations of spring- and...
There are several grape disorders that reduce fruit
set. One, millerandage, is from poor fertilization to
produce "hen and chicken" or small seedless berries; while
another, Coulure, is the failure of grape flowers to
develop into berries. A third one, inflorescence necrosis
(INec), is a disorder that should be in...