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A study of the fertilization of alfalfa flowers by Morgan William Evans

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Published by Office of Forage Crop Investigations, Bureau of Plant Industry, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture in [Washington] .
Written in English


  • Alfalfa,
  • Fertilization of plants

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Historical résumé (including bibliography): leaves 60-73.

Other titlesFertilization of alfalfa flowers.
The Physical Object
Pagination73 l.
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24170025M

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In the Purdue study, researchers found that alfalfa stands receiving P fertilizer but not K fertilizer yielded less than stands that were not fertilized at all. In fact, some of the plots receiving imbalanced fertilizer rates experienced complete stand loss, while unfertilized plots and those provided low rates of both P and K persisted, but. A study of the fertilization of alfalfa flowers. By Morgan William Evans Topics: Alfalfa, Fertilization of plantsAuthor: Morgan William Evans. Breeding alfalfa in the Northern Urals should be aimed at creating self-fertile lines that would have high seed fertility, and at the same time, flowers that preserve the allogamic type of pollination. At first, the flowers do not open and only a week later, as a result of self-disclosing or self-fertilization, beans form in an undisclosed N.N. Dyukova, A.S. Kharalgyn. Apr 27,  · The first record of alfalfa was in a book written by the Emperor of China in BC. The Greeks cultivated alfalfa starting around BC for animal food and for some medicinal applications. Arab tribes named the plant “alfalfa”, which means “father of all foods”.Author: Gary Rankin.

damage to alfalfa seedlings. A fertility program for alfalfa will have to be implemented prior to planting the no-till alfalfa. Good seed-soil contact is critical in alfalfa establishment to ensure quick germination. A culti - packer-type seeder or grain drill with press wheels firms the soil, resulting in . The present investigation aimed to study the effect of honeybee pollination and phosphorus fertilization on alfalfa growth and seed production. 2. Material and methods. The experiment was carried out at the Agricultural and Veterinary Training and Research Station, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, east Saudi Arabia, during the growing by: 3. yields. Proper fertilization of alfalfa allows for good stand establish-ment and promotes early growth, increases yield and quality, and improves winterhardiness and stand persistence. Adequate fertility also improves alfalfa’s ability to compete with weeds and strengthens disease and insect resistance. Figure 2. Fertilizer Management for Alfalfa David D. Tarkalson, Extension Soil Specialist and Charles A. Shapiro, Extension Soil Specialist Alfalfa is an important crop in Nebraska. It is the only crop that has been planted on more than 1, acres in every county of the state. Nebraska consis-tently ranks as one of the top 10 alfalfa producing.

Back to Fertilizing Alfalfa. Alfalfa Yield Response to Methods and Rates of Applied Phosphorus. The results of a six-year test illustrate the importance of phosphorus fertilization when alfalfa was established in a phosphorus-deficient soil, and weeds were controlled with herbicides (see Table ). flower position on a raceme in eight alfalfa clones 49 8. Summary of the analysis of variance for the variation in ovule number per ovary in eight alfalfa clones 51 9. The effect of self-fertilization on average number of flowers per raceme, percentage of viable pollen, and self-fertility index (SFI) for eight alfalfa . Steps in Fertilization. The flower is formed to begin the process of reproduction. The female parts will create an ovule, or unfertilized egg. The egg (or eggs) will remain in the ovary and wait. The most generalized form of this process requires four steps: pollination, germination, penetration of the ovule, and fertilization. After fertilization, the zygote divides to form an embryo.