Changes in the quality of maize hybrids in various agricultural management systems

Z. Gyori, P. Sipos, Á Tóth

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Abstract

Changes in the chemical contents of the kernels of maize hybrids were analysed in three consecutive years (one dry, one arid and one wet) in samples originating from irrigation and fertilisation experiments. The results indicated that while irrigation and wet years had a protein-decreasing effect, the water supply did not influence the starch and oil contents. Under the influence of fertilization, the calcium and zinc contents of maize kernels decreased to varying degrees depending on the hybrid, while the sulphur contents changed parallel to the protein contents. Based on these data and on the use of more modern measuring equipment, tables giving recommendations for chemical contents should be revised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Ca content
  • External factors
  • Maize hybrids
  • Oil
  • Protein
  • Quality
  • S
  • Starch
  • Zn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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