May 31, 2016

Transplanting as a means to enhance crop security of fodder beet

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Edith N Khaembah, Warrick R Nelson

Abstract

Fodder beet has become a popular winter feed for all stock classes in New Zealand. However, poor crop establishment frequently leads to either significant loss in yield, through below-target plant populations, weed competition, or crop failure. This study demonstrates that establishing the crop from transplants, common in the vegetable industry, is one way to achieve a uniform plant population and reduce weed competition through early establishment of canopy cover. The most significant effect of transplant establishment is that the target plant population is readily achieved.

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Study
Crops, Agricultural
Beets preparation
Beta vulgaris
LUC7L3
Avian Crop
LUC7L3 gene
Transplantation
Plant Weeds
Vegetables

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