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Development of an Artificial methodology for Generating Lodging Data - VS05007

Description
Abstract of research.

The overall objective is to develop a mechanical method, that apply a uniform force to forage maize, to replicate the important but variable effect of wind in terms of lodging.

If successful, a mechanical method of lodging assessment maybe incorporated into the VCU assessments as a method for generating reliable lodging data in a VCU system with fewer sites. This characteristic is difficult to measure accurately because of spatial variability of forces applied and there is often only limited data available.


Objectives.

The overall objective is to develop a mechanical method, that apply a uniform force to forage maize, to replicate the important but variable effect of wind in terms of lodging.

· To validate a method of consistently applying a force to cause lodging on all varieties and therefore fairly assess they’re true potential to lodge.
· To compare results of lodging caused by a uniform force with existing information on varieties and therefore determine whether mechanical methods of assessing lodging are comparable to current lodging assessment.
· To assess the potential for implementation of the current mechanical method in VCU trials.
· To assess the effect of site variation on the mechanical method.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Development of an Artificial methodology for Generating Lodging Data   (177k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2003

Cost: £11,963
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Institute of Agricultural Botany
Keywords
Maize              
Plant Varieties and Seeds              
Plants and Animals              
Variety Testing              
Fields of Study
Plant Varieties and Seeds