Release of New Cereal Varieties-1959

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1959
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Thorpe H. C.
Dixon G. E.
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Seven selections; developed at Malo from the crosses Equator x 318.AJ.4.A.l and Equator x Kenya Ploughman (Le. 318.0.3. B.2) respectively. They are suited to the higher altitudes, above 7.500 ft. All are mid-season to late in maturity, of poor baking quality, and of fair to good straw strength. During multiplication they have shown a capacity for high yield, and in stem rust tests show a good general level of resistance to most current races. A special point to be made is that so many rival selections would not normally be released together, but in this case there are excellent crops of all of them and, rather than delay pending a further year's trial, it has been decided to release all immediately.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXIV (No. 4), p. 268-268
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