Studies on the maize cold tolerance tests in the martonvásár phytotron

L. C. Marton, C. SZoKE, J. Pintér

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Abstract

The climatic conditions in Hungary and in the countries to which seed is exported makes the study of maize cold tolerance and constant improvements in the cold tolerance of Martonvásár hybrids especially important. An improvement in the early spring cold tolerance of maize would allow it to be grown in more northern areas with a cooler climate, while on traditional maize-growing areas the profitability of maize production could be improved by earlier sowing, leading to a reduction in transportation and drying costs and in diseases caused by Fusarium sp. The recognition of this fact led Martonvásár researchers to start investigating this subject nearly four decades ago. The phytotron has proved an excellent tool for studying and improving the cold tolerance of maize. The review will give a brief summary of the results achieved in the field of maize cold tolerance in the Martonvásár institute in recent decades.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Cold tolerance
  • Fusarium
  • Maize
  • Phytotron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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