Concerns regarding the most effective means of evaluating
segregating generations of spring barley prompted this investigation. Three methods of selection were considered: bulk, pedigree, and single seed descent. F₆ lines derived by each method
were grown in a replicated yield trial. The effectiveness of each
method was measured in terms...
Forty-six morphological characters were used in a study of Triticum turgidum ssp. carthlicum (2n = 28) and specimens of carthlicum-like forms of Triticum aestivum ssp. vulgare (2n = 42). The morphological variation patterns within these groups were examined using stepwise discriminant analysis. These results indicate that specimens studied could be...
Previous work indicated a substantial heterotic expression for grain yield existed within winter/spring hybrids of barley, This research was a continuation for the comparison of the expression of heterosis within winter/spring hybrids to the heterotic effect produced among the winter and among the spring parents. The F₁ and F₂ progenies...
Equipment for strip-till planting is under development in wheat-fallow
rotations in the Columbia Basin of Oregon. This involves the
absence of tillage during the fallow season. At planting time, the
strip-till planter creates a narrow band into which the wheat seed is
placed. The area between the rows is undisturbed...
Ten wheat crosses (four winter x spring and six winter x winter)
involving F₃ and F₄ generations and their respective winter parents
were used to determine whether the early generation selection would
be effective for kernel hardness and grain protein content. In
1980, twenty individual F₂ plants were selected with...
Dryland winter wheat in eastern Oregon is usually subjected to
water stress several times during the growing period. Moreover, the
last three months of growth period depend strongly on the available
soil water. The fertility level, stage of growth, availability of
soil water and climatic conditions all interact to determine...
The effects of some soil- and foliar-borne biotic factors on
grain yield and the components of yield were evaluated using five
winter wheat varieties sown at two dates. Within each planting date,
varieties were grown under four different combinations of two soil
treatments (fumigation and nonfumigation) and two foliar treatments...
The focus of this study was to determine if S₁ family recurrent
selection might be successfully used for barley improvement.
Objectives were: 1) to identify suitable methods of evaluating grain
yield in small plots, 2) to study the effects of intermating on mean
values and variances of selected agronomic characters,...
Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is a major disease of wheat. Unfortunately, unlike barley where the Yd2 gene provides adequate levels of resistance, the situation in wheat is more complex. This study was designed to provide information regarding: 1) evaluation of methods of measuring resistance among selected cultivars; 2) identification...