Allometric model for quantification of sorghum canopy formation

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dc.contributor.author Narayanan, Sruthi
dc.contributor.author Aiken, Robert M.
dc.contributor.author Paul, George
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-07T18:19:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-07T18:19:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/9971
dc.description.abstract Canopy architecture has a prominent role in fundamental processes of crop growth including light transmission and interception, evapotranspiration and photosynthesis. Leaf Area Index (LAI)is a commonly used parameter for analyzing vegetative canopy structure and it can directly quantify canopy architecture (Welles and Norman, 1991). Tewolde et al. (2005) identified LAI as the key parameter in the analysis of crop growth and productivity. Leaf area index and total dry matter increment determine the transpiration efficiency and water use efficiency in a sparse crop (Kato et al., 2004). Quantification of LAI has potential in understanding resource use efficiency and productivity of a crop. Several complex models have been proposed to simulate leaf area index (LAI) in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) (Hammer et al., 1993), but a thorough inclusion of total mature and immature leaf area is lacking in these models. Objective: Develop a simple quantitative model to predict LAI for sorghum from emergence to flag leaf stage. en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf K-State Research Forum en_US
dc.subject Leaf area en_US
dc.subject Leaf Area Index (LAI) en_US
dc.subject Phyllochron en_US
dc.subject Leaves en_US
dc.subject Sorghum en_US
dc.subject Canopy formation en_US
dc.title Allometric model for quantification of sorghum canopy formation en_US
dc.type Poster en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.description.conference 16th Annual K-State Research Forum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, April 20, 2011 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid nsruthi en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid raiken en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid gpaul en_US

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