Experimental double hybrids of fresh corn grown under low and high phosphorus availability

Leandro Ferreira Damaso, Cecília Leão Pereira Resende, Daniel Diego Costa Carvalho, Fernanda de Cássia Silva, Fabricio Rodrigues
2022 Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical  
A serious problem in fresh corn growing regions is the low availability of phosphorus (P), especially in the Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna) biome. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of experimental double hybrids of fresh corn intended to in natura consumption grown under low and high P availability. A randomized blocks experimental design was used, in a 2 × 21 factorial arrangement, consisting of two P availabilities (37.5 and 75 mg dm-3 of P2O5 ) and 21 corn hybrids, with 9
more » ... . The following variables were evaluated: ear insertion height, plant height, male and female flowering, ear length and diameter, grain weight, husked and unhusked ear weight. The best quality and yield for the corn market focused on in natura consumption were observed for the experimental double hybrids DH94 and DH102 under low P availability and for DH71 and DH81 under high P availability. The DH81 hybrid performs better for the consumer market, regardless of the P availability, and, therefore, has versatility and aptitude for this market and for different technological levels.
doi:10.1590/1983-40632022v5272023 doaj:fdde3dc381044d73b9109a4de9fa5fd9 fatcat:ywzrbl6zw5bongxuetp3oiuwwm