Release of New Cereal Varieties-1958

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1958
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Thorpe,H.C
Dixon,G.E
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The following new cereal varieties have been released by the Department of Agriculture for the 1958 season. WHEAT Cross 339 A selection from the cross 192.Q.2.A(L) xAustralian 37/2.5.4 developed at Njoro. It is a beardless, white-chaffed, white-grained variety of mid-season maturity and good straw strength. The baking quality is unfortunately poor. It has shown good field resistance to black stem rust, but is rather susceptible to yellow rust. It is therefore recommended for the lowest wheat areas only and should not be grown above 6,500 feet.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXIV (No 1), p. 15-15
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