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Articles are posted here immediately following acceptance to provide faster publication and better access to the newest research. These articles have not been professionally edited and do not appear as they will in the final journal issue. Finalized manuscripts will be compiled in bimonthly Crop Science issues.

Online ISSN: 1435-0653; Print ISSN: 0011-183X

Citation | Articles posted here may be cited by the doi.  Ex. Lorenz, A.J., T.J. Gustafson,  J.G. Coors, and N. de Leon. 2009. Breeding Maize for a Bioeconomy: A Literature Survey Examining Harvest Index and Stover Yield and Their Relationship to Grain Yield. Crop Sci., doi: 10.2135/cropsci2009.02.0086.

 

 

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Special Submissions — QTL that Matter

Closing the Divide between Human Nutrition and Plant Breeding
Christine H. Diepenbrock and Michael A. Gore
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0555; Posted online 24 Oct. 2014
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QTL Mapping and Molecular Breeding for Developing Stress Resilient Maize for Sub-Saharan Africa
Kassa Semagn, Yoseph Beyene, Raman Babu, Sudha Nair, Manje Gowda, Biswanath Das, Amsal Tarekegne, Stephen Mugo, George Mahuku, Mosisa Worku, Marilyn L. Warburton, Mike Olsen, and B. M. Prasanna
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0646; Posted online 24 Oct. 2014
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Two Decades of Molecular Marker Assisted Breeding for Resistance to Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome
David A. Lightfoot
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0721; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Special Submissions — C-6 Grazing Symposium

Describing the Dynamic: Measuring and Assessing the Value of Plants in the Pasture
Robert L. Kallenbach
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0065; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Review & Interpretation

Genetic Improvement Estimates are Larger in High-Yield Cropping Environments: An Evaluation of Old to New Cultivar x Crop Management Trials
Elroy R. Cober and Malcolm J. Morrison
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0609; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms for Elevated [CO2]-Regulation of Plant Growth and Stress Adaptation
Bingru Huang and Yi Xu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0508; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Scientific Perspectives

 

Opinion & Policy

Enhancing Freedom to Operate for Plant Breeders and Farmers through Open Source Plant Breeding
Claire H. Luby, Jack Kloppenburg, Thomas E. Michaels, and Irwin L. Goldman
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0708; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Crop Breeding & Genetics (C-1)

Response to Drought Stress in Sainfoin: Within and Among Ecotype Variation
Sayareh Irani, Mohammad Mahdi Majidi, Aghafakhr Mirlohi, Mostafa Karami, and Mahnaz Zargar
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0481; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Imputation of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotypes in Biparental, Backcross, and Topcross Populations with a Hidden Markov Model
John M. Hickey, Gregor Gorjanc, Rajeev K. Varshney, and Carl Nettelblad
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0648; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Appraisal of Test Location and Variety Performance for the Selection of Tuber Yield in a Potato Breeding Programme
M. F. Paget, L. A. Apiolaza, J. A. D. Anderson, R. A. Genet, and P. A. Alspach
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0801; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Mapping Fall Dormancy and Winter Injury in Tetraploid Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)
Xuehui Li, Baldomero Alarcón-Zúñiga, Junmei Kang, M. Hammad Nadeem Tahir, Qingzhen Jiang, Yanling Wei, Rafael Reyno, Joseph G. Robins, and E. Charles Brummer
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0834; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Characterizing Changes from a Century of Genetic Improvement of Soybean Cultivars in Northeast China
Tingting Wu, Shi Sun, Caijie Wang,Wencheng Lu, Bincheng Sun, Xiqing Song, Xiaozeng Han, Tai Guo, Weiqun Man, Yanxi Cheng, Jianguang Niu, Lianshun Fu, Wenwen Song, Bingjun Jiang, Wensheng Hou, Cunxiang Wu, and Tianfu Han
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0023; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Association of Phenotypic Traits with Ploidy and Genome Size in Annual Ryegrass
Esteban F. Rios, Kevin E. Kenworthy and Patricio R. Munoz
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0039; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Tolerance to Seed Cracking Under Chilling Temperature in Soybean
Naoya Yamaguchi, Fumio Taguchi-Shiobara, Takashi Sayama, Tomoaki Miyoshi, Michio Kawasaki, Masao Ishimoto, and Mineo Senda
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0081; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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QTL Analysis of White Mold Avoidance in Pinto Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris)
Valerio Hoyos-Villegas, Wezi Mkwaila, Perry B. Cregan and James D. Kelly
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.02.0106; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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Genome-wide Association Mapping of Aspergillus flavus and Aflatoxin Accumulation Resistance in Maize
Marilyn L. Warburton, Juliet D. Tang, Gary L. Windham, Leigh K. Hawkins, Seth C. Murray, Wenwei Xu,
Debbie Boykin, Andy Perkins, and W. Paul Williams
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0424; Posted 7  Apr. 2015
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How Genetic Variance, Number of Genotypes and Markers Influence Estimation Accuracy of Genomic Prediction in Plant Breeding
Sidi Boubacar Ould Estaghvirou, Joseph O. Ogutu, and Hans-Peter Piepho
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0620; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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QTL Mapping for Potassium Use Efficiency Traits at the Seedling Stage in Wheat under Different Nitrogen and Phosphorus Treatments
Xiao-Ping Gong, Xue Liang, Ying Guo, Chun-Hong Wu, Yan Zhao, Xu-Hua Li, Si-Shen Li, and Fan-Mei Kong
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0711; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Genetic Map and Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis of Agronomic Traits in a Diploid Potato Population using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers
Norma C. Manrique-Carpintero, Joseph J. Coombs, Yuehua Cui, Richard E. Veilleux, C. Robin Buell, and David Douches
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0745; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Inheritance of Aposporous Apomixis in Interspecific Hybrids Derived from Sexual Paspalum plicatulum and Apomictic P. guenoarum
Patricia Mabel Aguilera, Florencia Galdeano, Camilo Luis Quarin, Juan Pablo Amelio Ortiz, and Francisco Espinoza
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0770; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Identification of QTL for Alfalfa Forage Biomass Productivity during Drought Stress
Ian M. Ray, Yuanhong Han, Lei E, Chris D. Meenach, Nicholas Santantonio, Mary K. Sledge, Christopher A. Pierce, Tracy M. Sterling, Rossio K. Kersey, Hem Singh Bhandari, and Maria J. Monteros
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0840; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Association Analysis of Stem Solidness and Wheat Stem Sawfly Resistance in a Panel of North American Spring Wheat Germplasm
A.C. Varella, D.K. Weaver, J.D. Sherman, N.K. Blake, H.-Y. Heo, J. Kalous, S. Chao, M.L. Hofland, J.M. Martin, K.D. Kephart, and L.E. Talbert
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0852; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Genome-wide Association for Sugar Yield in Sweet Sorghum
Payne S. Burks, Chris M. Kaiser, Elizabeth M. Hawkins, and Patrick J. Brown
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0057; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Comparison of Two Selection Methods for Tolerance to Acidic, Aluminum-rich Soil in Alfalfa
Rafael Reyno, Daniel Real, and E. Charles Brummer
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0543; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Genetic Characterization and Mapping of Anthracnose Resistance of Corinthiano Common Bean Landrace Cultivar
Lorenna L. Sousa, Aline O. Gonçalves, Maria C. Gonçalves-Vidigal, Giselly F. Lacanallo, Andrea C. Fernandez, Halima Awale and James D. Kelly 
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0604; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Quantitative Cephalosporium Stripe Disease Resistance Mapped in the Wheat Genome
Paul S. Froese and Arron H. Carter
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0720; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Characterizing a Miscanthus Germplasm Collection for Yield, Yield-Components, and Genotype × Environment Interactions
Christopher M. Kaiser, Lindsay V. Clark, John A. Juvik, Thomas B. Voigt, and Erik J. Sacks
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0808; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Valuing the Seed of an Improved Switchgrass Variety
Amadou Gouzaye, Francis M. Epplin, and Yanqi Wu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0529; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Application of the Smith-Hazel Selection Index for Improving Biomass Yield and Quality of Switchgrass
M.Z.Z. Jahufer and M.D. Casler
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0575; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Genetic Diversity for Russian Wheat Aphid Resistance as Determined by GWAM and Inheritance in Progeny
Lynn S. Dahleen, Phil Bregitzer, Do Mornhinweg, and Kathy Esvelt Klos
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0634; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Mapping and Validation of Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Tiller Production in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Shannon R. M. Pinson, Yueguang Wang, and Rodante E. Tabien 
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0644; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Industry Scale Evaluation of Maize Hybrids Selected for Increased Yield in Drought Stress Conditions of the U.S. Corn Belt
Jim Gaffney, Jeff Schussler, Carlos Löffler, Weiguo Cai, Steve Paszkiewicz, Carlos Messina, Jeremy Groeteke, Joe Keaschall, and Mark Cooper
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0654; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Multi-environment Performance of New Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Varieties in South Africa
S.M. Laurie, M. Booyse, M.T. Labuschagne, and M.M. Greyling
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0664; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Characterization of Heat and Drought Stress Tolerance in High-Yielding Spring Wheat
Suchismita Mondal, Ravi P. Singh, Julio Huerta-Espino, Zakaria Kehel, and Enrique Autrique
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0709; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Developing Winter Food Barley for the Pacific Northwest of the US
Brigid Meints, Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos, Andrew S. Ross, Scott Fisk, Teepakorn Kongraksawech, Juliet M. Marshall, Kevin Murphy, and Patrick Hayes
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0710; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Detection of Major QTL for Yield under Multiple Abiotic and Terminal Drought Stress in a Recombinant Inbred Dry Bean Population
Jennifer J. Trapp, Carlos A. Urrea, Perry B. Cregan, and Phillip N. Miklas
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0792; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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PopVar: A Genome-wide Procedure for Predicting Genetic Variance and Correlated Response in Bi-parental Breeding Populations
Mohsen Mohammadi, Tyler Tiede, and Kevin P Smith
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2015.01.0030; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Genome-wide Association Mapping of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance and Agro-morphological Traits in Barley Landraces from Ethiopia and Eritrea
Bullo Erena Mamo and Brian J. Steffenson
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0428; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis for Kernel Related Characteristics in Common Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Meixia Li, Zhulin Wang, Ziying Liang, Weinan Shen, Fengli Sun, Yajun Xi, and Shudong Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0616; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Cold-Tolerance of Miscanthus Seedlings and Effects of Spring and Autumn Frosts on Mature Clonally Replicated Cultivars
Christopher M. Kaiser and Erik J. Sacks
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0679; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Heterosis and Expressivity of Apospory in Tetraploid Bahiagrass Hybrids
A.L. Zilli, E.A. Brugnoli, F. Marcón, M.B. Billa, E.F. Rios, E.J. Martínez, and C.A. Acuña
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0685; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Prediction of Genetic Variance in Biparental Maize Populations: Genomewide Marker Effects versus Mean Genetic Variance in Prior Populations
Lian Lian, Amy Jacobson, Shengqiang Zhong, and Rex Bernardo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0729; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Multigeneration Index in the Within Progenies Bulk Method for Breeding of Self-pollinated Plants
Marcos D.V. de Resende, Magno A.P. Ramalho, Scheila R. Guilherme, Ângela de F.B. Abreu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0580; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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Mapping QTL, Selection Differentials and the Effect of Rht-B1 under Organic and Conventionally Managed Systems in the Attila × CDC Go Spring Wheat Mapping Population
M. Asif, R.-C. Yang, A. Navabi, M. Iqbal, A. Kamran, E.P. Lara, H. Randhawa, C. Pozniak, and D. Spaner
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.01.0080; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Selfing Rate in an Alfalfa Seed Production Field Pollinated with Leafcutter Bees
Heathcliffe Riday, Peter Reisen, John A. Raasch, Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, and Johanne Brunet
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.04.0295; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Resistance to Powdery Mildew in the Wheat Cultivar Zhongmai 155: Effectiveness and Molecular Detection of the Resistance Gene
Huigai Sun, Wei Song, Yanling Sun, Xinmin Chen, Jianjun Liu, Jingwei Zou, Xiaoming Wang, Yinfu Zhou, Xiaohu Lin, and Hongjie Li
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.05.0355; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Usefulness of P-efficiency and Low-P Tolerance Traits in Selection for Sorghum Grain Yield Performance in Statistically Independent P-limited Environments
Willmar L. Leiser, H. Frederick W. Rattunde, Hans-Peter Piepho, Eva Weltzien, Abdoulaye Diallo, Abocar Toure, and Bettina I.G. Haussmann
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.05.0392; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Black Barley as a Means of Mitigating Deoxynivalenol Contamination
Thin Meiw Choo, Bernard Vigier, Marc E. Savard, Barbara Blackwell, Richard Martin, Junmei Wang, Jianming Yang, and Elsayed M. Abdelaal
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.05.0405; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Variation for Grain Mineral Concentration in a Diversity Panel of Current and Historical Great Plains Hard Winter Wheat Germplasm
Mary J. Guttieri, P. Stephen Baenziger, Katherine Frels, Brett Carver, Brian Arnall, and Brian M. Waters
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0506; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Yield Stability of Hybrid Rye under Normal and Managed Drought Stress Conditions Towards Selection of Broadly Adapted Germplasm
Stefan Haffke, Peer Wilde, Brigitta Schmiedchen, Bernd Hackauf, Steffen Roux, Marlen Gottwald, and Thomas Miedaner
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0532; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Microspore Abortion and Abnormal Tapetal Degeneration in a Male-sterile Wheat Line Induced by the Chemical Hybridizing Agent SQ-1
Yulong Song, Junwei Wang, Gaisheng Zhang, Xinliang Zhao, Pengfei Zhang, Na Niu, and Shoucai Ma 
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0538; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Selection for Increase Fiber Length in Cotton Progenies from Acala and non-Acala types
Luiz Paulo de Carvalho, Francisco José Correia Farias, and Josiane Isabela da Silva Rodrigues
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0547; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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A Pedigree-based Reaction Norm Model for Prediction of Cotton (Gossypium sp.) Yield in Multi-environment Trials
Paulino Pérez-Rodríguez, José Crossa, Krishna Bondalapati, Geert De Meyer, Fabiano Pita and Gustavo de los Campos
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0577; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Multi-environment Validation of the Effectiveness of Phenotypic and Genomewide Selection within Biparental Maize Populations
Lisa-Marie Krchov, G. Andrés Gordillo, and Rex Bernardo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0608; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Study on Essential Derivation in Maize: III. Selection and Evaluation of a Panel of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Loci for Use in European and North American Germplasm
Yves Rousselle, Elizabeth Jones, Alain Charcosset, Philippe Moreau, Kelly Robbins, Benjamin Stich, Carsten Knaak, Pascal Flament, Zivian Karaman, Jean-Pierre Martinant, Michael Fourneau, Alain Taillardat, Michel Romestant, Claude Tabel, Javier Bertran, Nicolas Ranc, Denis Lespinasse, Philippe Blanchard, Alex Kahler, Jialiang Chen, Jonathan Kahler, Seth Dobrin, Todd Warner, Ron Ferris, and Stephen Smith
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0627; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Controlling Misclassification Rates in Identification of Haploid Seeds from Induction Crosses in Maize with High Oil Inducers
Albrecht E. Melchinger, Markus Winter, Xuefei Mi, Hans-Peter Piepho, Wolfgang Schipprack, and Vilson Mirdita
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0633; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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A High-amylose Modifier Locus Revealed by Analysis of a Homozygous amylose-extender Mapping Population
Yusheng Wu, Ruijia Huang, Donald Auger, Mark Campbell, and Yang Yen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0676; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Confirmation of a Seed Yield QTL in Soybean
Carolyn M. Fox, Troy R. Cary, Randall L. Nelson, and Brian W. Diers
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0688; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Early Prediction of Miscanthus Biomass Production and Composition Based on the First Six Years of Cultivation
Stéphanie Arnoult, Marie-Chantal Mansard, and Maryse Brancourt-Hulmel
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0493; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Flexible Experiments in Decentralized Participatory Plant Breeding
Pierre Rivière, Julie C. Dawson, Isabelle Goldringer, and Olivier David
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0497; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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Genetic and Heterosis Analyses using Hayman’s Six-Generation Model for Grain Yield and Yield Components in Maize
H.M.Chen, Y.D. Zhang, F.Y. Jiang, Y.X. Huang, W.H. Yao, X.H. Chen, M.S. Kang, and X.M. Fan
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0542; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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Identification of a new allele at the Rsv3 Locus for Resistance to Soybean mosaic virus in PI 61944 Soybean Accession
Innan G. Cervantes-Bouscher, Pengyin Chen, Moldir Orazaly, and Mariola Klepadlo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0569; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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Characterization of Endosperm Carbohydrates in isa2–339 Maize and Interactions with su1-ref

Brian D. De Vries and William F. Tracy
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.01.0083; Posted online 19 June 2014
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Crop Breeding & Genetics (C-1)—Note

A Screening Protocol for Vegetative-stage Tolerance to Phosphorus Deficiency in Upland Rice
Kazuki Saito, Elke Vandamme, Zacharie Segda, Mamadou Fofana, and Kokou Ahouanton
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0521; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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Does Use of Unbordered Plots Affect Estimation of Upland Rice Yield?

Kazuki Saito, Ibnou Dieng, Elke Vandamme, Jean-Martial Johnson, and Koichi Futakuchi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.03.0182; Posted online 9 Sept. 2014
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Plant Genetic Resources (C-8)

Oil Content and Fatty Acid Characteristics in Mediterranean Sesame Core Collection
Engin Yol, Ramazan Toker, Muharrem Golukcu and Bulent Uzun
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0771; Posted 15 Apr. 2015
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A Phaseolus vulgaris Diversity Panel for Andean Bean Improvement
Karen A. Cichy, Timothy G. Porch, James S. Beaver, Perry Cregan, Deidre Fourie, Raymond P. Glahn, Michael A. Grusak, Kelvin Kamfwa, Dennis N. Katuuramu, Phil McClean, Eninka Mndolwa, Susan Nchimbi-Msolla, Marciail A.Pastor-Corrales, and Phillip N. Miklas
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0653; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Genetic Diversity among Wheat Accessions from the USDA National Small Grains Collection
J. Michael Bonman, Ebrahiem M. Babiker, Alfonso Cuesta-Marcos, Kathy Esvelt-Klos, Gina Brown-Guedira, Shiaoman Chao, Deven See, Jianli Chen, Eduard Akhunov, Junli Zhang, Harold E. Bockelman, and Tyler C. Gordon
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0621; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Genetic Diversity among Pentaploid Buffelgrass Accessions
Byron L. Burson, K. Renganayaki, Charlie D. Dowling, Lori L. Hinze, and Russell W. Jessup
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0655; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Identification of New Sources of Resistance to Multiple Pathotypes of Sclerospora graminicola in the Pearl Millet Mini Core Germplasm Collection
Rajan Sharma, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Shivali Sharma, Vishal L. Gate, and Chandramani Raj
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0822; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Resistance to Charcoal Rot Identified in Ancestral Soybean Germplasm
M. L. Pawlowski, C. B. Hill, and G. L. Hartman
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0687; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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New Soybean Accessions Evaluated for Reaction to Heterodera glycines Populations
Prakash R. Arelli, Alemu Mengistu, Randall L. Nelson, Silvia R. Cianzio, and Tri Vuong
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0696; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Identification of Environmentally Stable Wild Soybean (Glycine soja Sieb. and Zucc.) Genotypes with High Alpha-linolenic Acid Concentration
Jong-Hyun Chae, Bo-Keun Ha, Guyhwa Chung, Ju-Eun Park, Euiho Park, Jong-Min Ko, J. Grover Shannon, Jong Tae Song, and Jeong-Dong Lee
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0635; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Identification of Unique Genetic Sources of Soybean Rust Resistance from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection
Donna K. Harris, Mandy D. Kendrick, Zachary R. King, Kerry F. Pedley, David R. Walker, Perry B. Cregan,
James W. Buck, Daniel V. Phillips, Zenglu Li, and H. Roger Boerma
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0671; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Phenotypic or Molecular Diversity Screening for Conservation of Genetic Resources? An Example from a Gene Bank Collection of the Temperate Forage Grass Phleum pratense
Siri Fjellheim, Pirjo Tanhuanpää, Petter Marum, Outi Manninen, and Odd Arne Rognli
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0825; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (C-7)

OsbZIP33 is an ABA-dependent Enhancer of Drought Tolerance in Rice
Hao Chen, Xiao J. Dai, and Zhan Y. Gu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0697; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Development of Genomic Simple Sequence Repeat Markers for Yam (Dioscorea spp.)
Muluneh Tamiru, Shinsuke Yamanaka, Chikako Mitsuoka, Pachakkil Babil, Hiroko Takagi, Antonio Lopez-Montes, Alieu Sartie, Robert Asiedu, and Ryohei Terauchi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0725; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Overexpression of Rice OsGAI in Rice and Tobacco Modulates GA Dependent Responses
Sheuli Roy, Tirthartha Chattopadhyay, and Mrinal K. Maiti
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0776; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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RNA-Seq Transcriptome Profiling Reveals Differentially Expressed Genes Involved in Sex Expression in Melon (Cucumis melo L.)  
Peng Gao,·Yunyan Sheng,·Feishi Luan, Hongyan Ma, and·Shi Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.06.0444; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Evaluation of Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Normalization in Cowpea under Drought Stress during Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Helder Anderson P. Da Silva, Sarah Muniz Nardeli, Marcio Alves-Ferreira, Jean Luiz Simões-Araújo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0738; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Characterization of alkali stress-responsive genes of the CIPK family in sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench)
Ming Guo, Qing Liu, Hui Yu, Tingting Zhou, Jing Zou, Hui Zhang, Mingdi Bian, and Xuanming Liu
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2013.08.0520; Posted online 9 Sept. 2014
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Genomics, Molecular Genetics & Biotechnology (C-7)—Note

A Unified Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Map of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Derived from Current Genomic Resources
Brent S. Hulke, Christopher J. Grassa, John E. Bowers, John M. Burke, Lili Qi, Zahirul I. Talukder, and Loren H. Rieseberg
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0752; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Foreign Protein Detection in Transgenic Rice Revealed by Comparative Proteomic Analysis
Yanhua Yang, Li Dai, Keming Zhu, Hengchuan Xia, Liang Chen, Hailong Liu, and Keping Chen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0799; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Biomedical, Health Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants (C-9)

Rapid Estimation of Phenolic Content in Colored Maize by Near-infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy and Its Use in a Breeding Program
Qingchang Meng, Seth C. Murray, Adam Mahan, Amy Collison, Liyi Yang, and Joseph Awika
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0767; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Recurrent Selection to Alter Grain Phytic Acid Concentration and Iron Bioavailability
Alyssa W. Beavers, A. Susana Goggi, Manju B. Reddy, Adrienne Moran Lauter, and M. Paul Scott
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0807; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Prospects for Selecting Wheat with Increased Zinc and Decreased Cadmium Concentration in Grain
Mary J. Guttieri, P. Stephen Baenziger, Katherine Frels, Brett Carver, Brian Arnall, Shichen Wang, Eduard Akhunov, and Brian M. Waters
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0559; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Sunlight Induces Black Color and Increases Flavonoid Levels in the Grain of Sorghum Line Tx3362

Brian K. Pfeiffer and William L. Rooney
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0757; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Crop Physiology and Metabolism (C-2)

Diazotrophic Endophytes of Poplar and Willow for Growth Promotion of Rice Plants in Nitrogen-Limited Conditions
S.L. Kandel, N. Herschberger, S.-H. Kim, and S.L. Doty
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0570; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Near-Remote Green: Red PVI Ground Cover Fraction Estimation in Cotton
Bablu Sharma, Glen L. Ritchie, and Nithya Rajan
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0625; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Early Vigor of Advanced Breeding Lines and Modern Cotton Cultivars
S. Liu, M. Remley, F.M. Bourland, R.L. Nichols, W.E. Stevens, A. Phillips Jones, and F.B. Fritschi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0686; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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The Levels of B-uptake Proteins in Roots are Correlated with Tolerance to B Stress in Barley
Sasmita Mishra, Scott Heckathorn, and Charles Krause
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0706; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Plant Survival of Drought during Establishment: An Interspecific Comparison of Five Grain Legumes
Helene Marrou, Vincent Vadez, and Thomas R. Sinclair
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0760; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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The Physiological Basis of the Genetic Progress in Yield Potential of CIMMYT Spring Wheat Cultivars from 1966 to 2009
K.A.B. Aisawi, M.P. Reynolds, R.P. Singh, and M.J. Foulkes
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0601; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Seed Physiology, Production & Technology (C-4)

Hydrothermal Germination Models: Comparison of Two Data-fitting Approaches with Probit Optimization
Stuart P. Hardegree, Christina T. Walters, Alex R. Boehm, Peter J. Olsoy, Patrick E. Clark and Frederick B. Pierson
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0703; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Seed Physiology, Production & Technology (C-4)—Note

Medical Oxygen Concentrators for Releasing Seed Dormancy
David M. Brenner, Jack Dekker, Jarad Niemi, and Lisa Pfiffner
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0783; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Crop Ecology, Management & Quality (C-3)

Spatial Variation and Improving Measures of the Utilization Efficiency of Accumulated Temperature
Yuee Liua,b, Peng Houb, Ruizhi Xieb, Weiping Haoa, Shaokun Lib, and Xurong Meia
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0735; Posted 16 Mar. 2015
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Combination Approach of Border Rows and Isolation Distance for Securing Coexistence of Non-GM and GM Maize
Maren Langhof, Doreen Gabriel, and Gerhard Rühl
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0523; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Contribution of Cover Crops to the Productivity of Maize-based Conservation Agriculture Systems in Zimbabwe
Blessing Mhlanga, Stephanie Cheesman, Barbara Maasdorp, Walter Mupangwa, and Christian Thierfelder
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0796; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Straw Incorporation Strategy on Cereal Crop Yield in China
Hong Zhaoa,b, Binfeng Suna, b, Fei Lua, Guo Zhanga, Xiaoke Wanga, and Zhiyun Ouyanga
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0599; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Foliar Fungicide Application to Maize: Yield and Grain Hardness Enhancement in Different Environmental Conditions
Giulio Testa, Amedeo Reyneri, and Massimo Blandino
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.03.0262; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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Integration of Remote Sensing and Crop Modeling for the Early Assessment of Durum Wheat Harvest at the Field Scale
Francesca Orlando, Anna Dalla Marta, Marco Mancini, Ray Motha, John J. Qu, and Simone Orlandini
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0479; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Environmental Effects on the Expression of Genotypic Differences in Wheat Grain Viscosity
Lilia Levy Häner, Peter Stamp, Michael Kreuzer, Juan Manuel Herrera, and Didier Pellet
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0526; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Potential of Milk Thistle for Biomass Production in Semi-Arid Regions
R. Keshavarz Afshar, M.R. Chaichi, A. Alipour, M. Ansari, M. Dashtaki, and M. Hashemi
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0678; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Phenomorphological Characterization of Vegetable Soybean Germplasm Lines for Commercial Production
Martin M. Williams II
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0690; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Maize and Weed Growth under Multi-species Competition
Ali Reza Yousefi, Hassan Karimmojeni, Hamid Rahimian Mashhadi, and Rouhollah Amini
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0581; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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Agronomic Management and Fungicide Effects on Oat Yield and Quality
Spyridon Mourtzinis, Shawn P. Conley, and John M. Gaska
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.03.0184; Posted online 18 Aug. 2014
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Turfgrass Science (C-5)

Confirmation that Sphaerobolus stellatus Is a Causal Agent of Thatch Collapse in Golf Turfs and Insights into the Biology of the Fungus
Amy M. Baetsen-Young, John E. Kaminski, Matthew T. Kasson and Donald D. Davis
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.12.0821; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Inheritance of Salinity Tolerance in Perennial Ryegrass
Matthew J. Koch, William A. Meyer, and Stacy A. Bonos
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0791; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Molecular Differentiation of Gender in Buffalograss
Teresa Donze, Bimal S. Amaradasa, Carol Caha, Tiffany Heng-Moss, and Keenan Amundsen
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.07.0478; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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Seeding Rate, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Rate Effects on Perennial Ryegrass Seed Production
Eric J. Koeritz, Eric Watkins, and Nancy J. Ehlke
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.02.0130; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Soluble and Slow-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers Influence Nitrate Leaching, Turf Quality, and Growth Rate During Establishment and Maintenance of ‘Floratam’ St. Augustinegrass and Common Centipedegrass
Darcy E. P. Telenko, Travis W. Shaddox, J. Bryan Unruh, and Laurie E. Trenholm
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0639; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Forage & Grazinglands (C-6)

Natural Glyphosate Tolerance in Sweetvetch Hedysarum boreale
Michael D. Peel, Corey V. Ransom, Ivan W. Mott and Blair L. Waldron
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0571; Posted 7 Apr. 2015
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Herbage Accumulation and Nutritive Value of Limpograss Breeding Lines Under Stockpiling Management
M.O. Wallau, L.E. Sollenberger, J.M.B. Vendramini, M.K. Mullenix, K.H. Quesenberry, C.A.M. Gomide, V. Costa e Silva, and N. DiLorenzo
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.11.0797; Posted 26 Feb. 2015
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Reduced Nitrogen Mineralization and Litter Decomposition in Unfertilized Smooth Bromegrass Pastures
Ana B. Wingeyer, John A. Guretzky, Walter H. Schacht, and Terry J. Klopfenstein
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.10.0677; Posted 10 Feb. 2015
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Forage Yield and Nutritive Value Responses to Insecticide and Host Resistance in Alfalfa
R. Mark Sulc, John S. McCormick, Ronald B. Hammond, and David J. Miller
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0658; Posted 20 Jan. 2015
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Protein and Dry Matter Degradability of European- and Mediterranean-Derived Birdsfoot Trefoil Cultivars Grown in the Colder Continental USA
J.H. Grabber, W.K. Coblentz, H. Riday, T.C. Griggs, D.H. Min, J.W. MacAdam, and K.A. Cassida
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0659; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Grass and Legume Effects on Nutritive Value of Complex Forage Mixtures
G.E. Brink, M.A. Sanderson, and M.D. Casler
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0666; Posted 7 Jan. 2015
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Planting Rate and Depth Effects on Tifton 85 Bermudagrass Establishment using Rhizomes
Matheus Baseggio, Yoana Newman, Lynn Sollenberger, Clyde Fraisse, and Thomas Obreza
doi: 10.2135/cropsci2014.09.0605; Posted online 4 Dec. 2014
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