Screening drought tolerance criteria in maize

E. Farshadfar, J. Sutka

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Citations (Scopus)


Six pure lines of maize were tested in a randomized complete block design with three replications under irrigated and rainfed conditions. Genetic variation was found between the genotypes for yield potential (Yp), stress yield (Ys), tolerance index (TOL), geometric mean productivity (GMP), harmonic mean (HM) and stress tolerance index (STI). Stress tolerance index was corrected using a correction coefficient (ki) and thus a modified stress tolerance index (MSTI) was introduced as the optimal selection criterion for drought-tolerant genotypes. The results of three-D plotting indicated that the most desirable genotype for irrigated and rainfed conditions was the genotype K1515, for non-stressed conditions K18 and for stress conditions K104/3, K760/7 and K126/10.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-416
Number of pages6
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002


  • Biplot
  • Drought tolerance
  • Maize
  • Modified stress tolerance index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Screening drought tolerance criteria in maize'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this