Analysis of the moisture content of maize kernels in over-ripe plants

T. Árendás, L. C. Marton, P. Bónis, Z. Berzsenyi

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The effect of varying weather conditions on the moisture content of the maize grain yield was investigated in Martonvásár, Hungary from late August to late September, and from the 3rd third of September to the 1st third of November between 1999 and 2002. In every year a close positive correlation (P=0.1%) could be observed between the moisture content in late September and the rate of drying down in October. Linear regression was used each year to determine the equilibrium moisture content, to which the moisture content of kernels returned if they contained less than this quantity of water in late September and harvesting was delayed. In the experimental years this value ranged from 15.24-19.01%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-430
Number of pages6
JournalActa Agronomica Hungarica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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