Determining Lodging Tolerance Are Mostly Taken Around Bud For Mid Bloom Stage

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Measurements to determine lodging tolerance are mostly taken around bud to mid-bloom stage (Johnson et al. 2008). They reported two methods used in carrying out these measurements and subsequent rating; 1) spaced plants trial and 2) solid seeded plots. In the spaced plant method, rating was done based on the percentage of erect stems within plant rows while in the solid seeded plots method, plots were rated based on percentage of erect stem within the plot. Different methods have been adopted to tackle lodging. Some of them include soil quality improvement, good management practice (HCGA 2005) cultivation of dwarf varieties, and introduction of lodging-resistant varieties (Prairie Grains 2005). Hasnath and Jahan (2013) investigated the lodging resistance of different genotypes of hard wheat. They noted that some genotypes (Pradiv, Akbar, Gourav, and Shatabdi) had higher lodging resistance than others (Bijoy, Sufi, Shourav, Barkat, Prativa, and Balaka,). Kong et al. (2013) reported that the solid stemmed wheat genotypes are more resistant than the hollow stemmed genotypes. The difference was because the solid stemmed wheat having more mechanical support tissues as well as a wider stem wall. On the other hand, Crook and Ennos (1994) work on the lodging resistance of four winter wheat cultivars revealed that the lodging resistance was independent of stiffness of the stem but rather was related to the height of the stem. They recommended shorter stem plants with widespread

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