In 1951 the Foundation for Agricultural Plant Breeding at Wageningen had a refrigerator and hardening equipment installed to provide private breeders with cold-resistant material and to test their new lines for this character. This gave the author the opportunity to study winter-hardiness.
It was possible to develop winter wheat varieties with sufficient winter- hardiness, slight need of vernalization and rapid spring development. Varieties of winter barley could be developed with a better winter-hardiness.
The method recommended by Hoffmann of vernalizing the seed before sowing in autumn to test and select for winter-hardiness was highly practicable. Trials on date of sowing in autumn involving seed vernalization and lengthening of the day were a valuable aid to research on cold resistance.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||6 Jun 1958|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen|
|Publication status||Published - 1958|
- plant breeding
- triticum aestivum
- hordeum vulgare
- crop damage
- frost injury
- food crops