Energy as the basis of harvest index

Sinha, S. K. ; Bhargava, S. C. ; Goel, Arun (1982) Energy as the basis of harvest index The Journal of Agricultural Science, 99 (1). pp. 237-238. ISSN 0021-8596

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Harvest index has become a character used in plant breeding programmes and in evaluation of responses to agronomic treatments. Donald defined harvest index as the ratio between weight of grains and the weight of total dry matter, and later described it as a measure of partitioning of photo-synthates (Donald, 1968).

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