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Scientific paper shows benefits of research on maize productivity for growers

September 27, 2011


To better understand the differences between maize yield in the United States and China, 19 scientists from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, the Institute of Crop Science at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and the Institute of Cereal Crops, Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, collaborated on a research project that compared yield rates from U.S. and Chinese germplasm widely grown in either country between 1960 and 2001.

Full reference:

Increasing Maize Productivity in China by Planting Hybrids with Germplasm that Responds Favorably to Higher Planting Densities

Yu Li, Xinglin Ma, Tianyu Wang, Yongxiao Li, Cheng Liu, Zhizhai Liu, Baocheng Sun, Yunsu Shi, Yanchun Song, Mario Carlone, David Bubeck, Hans Bhardwaj, David Whitaker, William Wilson, Elizabeth Jones, Kevin Wright, Shuku Sun, William Niebur, and Stephen Smith **

doi: 10.2135/cropsci2011.03.0148; Published online 11 Aug. 2011

** additional contributors:
Mario Carlone, Elizabeth Jones, Shuku Sun 

Click here to read the feature on the Crop Science Society of America website.