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Document Type

Front Matter

Keywords

grain quality, genotype x environment interaction

Abstract

Raising the energy content of oat (Avena sativa L.) groats by increasing their oil percentage could improve the economic value of oats as a feed grain and as a source of culinary oil. Relative importance of genotype x environment interaction for groat-oil content and grain yield and the correlations of groat-oil content with yield and maturity were evaluated for ten cultivars grown at three Iowa locations for two years. Cultivar x location mean squares were significant for both traits, but they were much smaller, relative to cultivar mean squares, for groat-oil content than for grain yield. Ranking of oat cultivars for groat-oil content was similar in all environments. Groat-oil content was positively correlated with grain yield in both years (r = 0.62* and 0.63*) and had a negative but nonsignificant correlation coefficient with maturity (r = - 0.28 and - 0.48). These relationships are favorable for the development of high-yielding, high groat-oil content cultivars.

Publication Date

September 1984

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

91

Issue

3

First Page

85

Last Page

86

Copyright

© Copyright 1984 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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