Corn-breeding work in Puerto Rico

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Vélez Fortuño, J. (1952). Corn-breeding work in Puerto Rico. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 36(1), 12–23.


A breeding program for the improvement of corn production in Puerto Rico is being carried on. A number of inbred lines have been developed and tested in top crosses. Results obtained in these tests show that some of these lines possess a high combining value, which is the primary basis for the production of high-yielding hybrids. The data so far obtained indicate that the possibilities for improving corn production in Puerto Rico by developing high-yielding hybrids are promising.


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