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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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The maximum basal tillering of Tanzania guinea grass (BTAp of 33%) was estimated for the level of 257 kg [ha.sup.-1] N.
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Some effects of straw residues and cultivation system on tillering in winter wheat.
Evaluations of tiller population and tillering dynamics started only in late October 2009 (midspring), since the first summer and autumn (January to June 2009) were considered as a period of adaptation of swards to grazing treatments imposed in the grazing trial.
Thus, with favourable environmental conditions, plants attained optimum height with increased stem thickness and demonstrated better tillering capacity.
1, at both DLs, PGR treatments resulted in shorter main shoot and tiller stem lengths when measured 18 DAT (maximum tillering stage) and 31 DAT (ZGS 39-45 at 14-h and ZGS 58 at 18-h DL, Table 1).
Tillering in irrigated smooth bromegrass (Bromus inermis Leyss.) as affected by elongated tiller removal, p.
Temperature, along with light quantity and quality, are major factors determining leaf appearance rate and tillering for cool-season grasses in the field (Hill et al.
The influence of length of growing period, nitrogen fertilization and shading on tillering of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.).
Smith (1982) suggested that the season of growth will have an effect on the red:far red light ratio, which has been shown to affect tillering (Casal et al., 1985).
Self-shading within a dense canopy at the tiller base is associated with an increase of leaf length and a decrease of tillering (Kays and Harper, 1974).
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.