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tiller

a branch that forms from the base of a plant or the axils of the lower leaves. Such ‘tillering’ is common in cereal plants.
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However, combine harvesting of rice crop at 45 cm height and sowing of wheat through turbo seeder substantially improved the germination, tillering and grain yield in wheat.
It was concluded that at tillering stage the application of thiourea (at 300 mg/L) was highly effective in improving the growth and yield of late sown wheat.
The ATPD decrease at the final stage of sward regrowth combined with 70% defoliation may be attributed to the elevation of the apical meristem and the apical dominance, inhibiting the aerial tillering, in addition to the increase in SER and ALSP, where the assimilates are destined to these processes and less prioritized to aerial tillering.
SPAD value decreased sharply in Nipponbare and Koshihikari from active tillering to panicle initiation stage as compared to IR-28 and NERICA-4.
The objective of the this work is to generate information on the tillering process of Italian ryegrass, as well as contribute to understanding the defoliation process under different herbage allowances.
Keywords: Date of sowing, wheat varieties, germination, tillering and grain yield
the measurement of morphological characters such as plant height, tiller number, stem dry weight and total dry weight were taken in the maximum tillering, flowering and harvesting stages.
Tillering may positively or negatively influence wheat yield depending on environmental resources availability such as water, light and nutrients (ELHANI et al.
Decreased growth rate is caused primarily by reduction in radiation use efficiency when drought was imposed at various growth stages such as tillering, booting, earing, anthesis and grain development stages.
RWA damage was rated on the infested plots by Webster's scale of 1 to 9 at late tillering to early boot stage.
The senescence increase of giant missionary grass across PS doses can be partially attributed to the tillering stimulus (Figure 2), since this process limits the light penetration in the canopy.
Studies on demographic patterns of tillering have enabled significant improvements in the productivity of grazing systems through fine-tuning of management (MATTHEW et at.