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Lodging Resistance in Cereals

  • P. M. BerryEmail author
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Anchorage failure moment

Anchorage failure at the point of failure. Also described as anchorage strength

Base bending moment

wind-induced force acting on the base of the shoot or the anchorage system. Also described as leverage force


lodging resulting from buckling of the upper half of the stems

Crop management

agronomic methods of growing crops

Failure wind speed

Wind speed at which a plant will lodge

Hagberg falling number (HFN)

measure of bread-making quality


permanent displacement of cereal stems from their vertical position

Lodging-proof ideotype

Plant dimensions required to achieve a lodging-return period of 25 years


lodging resulting from buckling of the stem just below the ear

Plant growth regulators (PGRs)

chemical growth regulators which reduce the rate of stem extensions

Root lodging

lodging resulting from failure of the anchorage system

Stem failure moment

Stem strength at the point of failure. Also described as stem strength

Stem lodging



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  1. 1.Sustainable Crop ManagementADAS UK LtdMaltonUK

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  • Roxana Savin
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  • Gustavo Slafer
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  1. 1.Department of Crop and Forest Sciences and AGROTECNIO, (Center for Research in Agrotechnology)University of LleidaLleidaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Crop and Forest SciencesUniversity of LleidaLleidaSpain

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