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Recommendations for Growing Standard-Height Wheat Varieties in Arizona

Author: 
Ottman, Michael
Hought, Joy M.
Publication Date: 
January 2014
Publication Number: 
AZ1612-2014
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Until the introduction of semi-dwarf wheat in the late 1960s, wheat varieties were typically one and a half to two times their current height. Most heirloom, traditional, or landrace varieties are considered standard-height wheat (e.g. Sonoran white); in general they are adapted to lower-input conditions, and cannot tolerate high-fertility environments without lodging. Lodging reduces grain yield, delays harvest, and increases harvesting costs. Standard-height wheat needs to be grown at a lower plant density and with less nitrogen and irrigation water than semi-dwarfs in order to prevent lodging, optimize yield, and make the most efficient use of resources.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Plant Sciences, School of
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1612
Keyword: 
semi-dwarf
planting date
seeding rate
nitrogen
phosphorus
irrigation
Type: 
Text
Pamphlet
Subject Category: 
Plant Production/Crops
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