Water-use efficiency of seven cultivars of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).

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Title:
Water-use efficiency of seven cultivars of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).
Author:
Cole, Darrell Franklin,1941-
Issue Date:
1969
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Two experiments were conducted in a greenhouse environment at Tucson, Arizona to determine the water-use efficiency of five cultivars and two experimental lines of alfalfa (Medicao sativa L,) at both the seedling and mature stages of plant development. Another experiment was conducted to determine differences in water-use efficiency among genotypes within the cultivars Mesa-Sirsa and Ladak. Significant differences were found in water-use efficiency among cultivars in both the seedling and mature stages of plant development. Cultivars did not maintain their rank between the stages of plant development in either water-use efficiency or dry matter production. Plants of Mesa-Sirsa transpired more water than those of other cultivars in both experiments. Significant differences were found among plants of different cultivars in dry forage and transpired water in the seedling stage; however, no significant differences for these factors were found among cultivars in the mature stage of plant development. More variatior in water-use efficiency was found within cultivars than was found among cultivars. Transpired water, dry forage production, stomate density, leaflet to stem and petiole ratios, and percentage protein were each correlated with water-use efficiency.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Alfalfa.; Plants -- Transpiration.; Plants -- Water requirements.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agronomy; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Dobrenz, Albert K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWater-use efficiency of seven cultivars of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).en_US
dc.creatorCole, Darrell Franklin,1941-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCole, Darrell Franklin,1941-en_US
dc.date.issued1969en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwo experiments were conducted in a greenhouse environment at Tucson, Arizona to determine the water-use efficiency of five cultivars and two experimental lines of alfalfa (Medicao sativa L,) at both the seedling and mature stages of plant development. Another experiment was conducted to determine differences in water-use efficiency among genotypes within the cultivars Mesa-Sirsa and Ladak. Significant differences were found in water-use efficiency among cultivars in both the seedling and mature stages of plant development. Cultivars did not maintain their rank between the stages of plant development in either water-use efficiency or dry matter production. Plants of Mesa-Sirsa transpired more water than those of other cultivars in both experiments. Significant differences were found among plants of different cultivars in dry forage and transpired water in the seedling stage; however, no significant differences for these factors were found among cultivars in the mature stage of plant development. More variatior in water-use efficiency was found within cultivars than was found among cultivars. Transpired water, dry forage production, stomate density, leaflet to stem and petiole ratios, and percentage protein were each correlated with water-use efficiency.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAlfalfa.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Transpiration.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Water requirements.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgronomyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDobrenz, Albert K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMassengale, M. A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWright, L. N.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc225864681en_US
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