Studies on the maize cold tolerance tests in the Martonvásár phytotron

Marton, L. Csaba and Szőke, Csaba and Pintér, János (2013) Studies on the maize cold tolerance tests in the Martonvásár phytotron. ACTA AGRONOMICA HUNGARICA, 61 (1). pp. 37-42. ISSN 0238-0161


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The climatic conditions in Hungary and in the countries to which seed is exported makes the study of maize cold tolerance and constant improvements in the cold tolerance of Martonvásár hybrids especially important. An improvement in the early spring cold tolerance of maize would allow it to be grown in more northern areas with a cooler climate, while on traditional maize-growing areas the profitability of maize production could be improved by earlier sowing, leading to a reduction in transportation and drying costs and in diseases caused by Fusarium sp. The recognition of this fact led Martonvásár researchers to start investigating this subject nearly four decades ago. The phytotron has proved an excellent tool for studying and improving the cold tolerance of maize. The review will give a brief summary of the results achieved in the field of maize cold tolerance in the Martonvásár institute in recent decades.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: maize, cold tolerance, phytotron, Fusarium
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan
S Agriculture / mezőgazdaság > SB Plant culture / növénytermesztés
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2013 11:58
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 23:15

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