Components of Yield and Seed Characteristics in Lentil1

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V. E. WilsonAgricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Pullman, WA 99164

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The number of seeds/plant, seeds/pod, flowers/peduncle, and peduncles/plant was greater on lentil plants (Lens culinaris Medic.) grown from small seeds than from medium and large seeds. Correlation studies show that seed yields are inversely related to seed size and plant height.

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Received for publication June 27, 1977. Contribution of the Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the College of Agriculture Research Center, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA 99164. Scientific Paper No. 4517.

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