The Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC)

The Maricopa field site is located at the the University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center and USDA Arid Land Research Station in Maricopa, Arizona.

Season 1 sorghum (April - July 2016)

Three hundred thirty one lines were planted in Season 1.

Planting maps

Planting Design

Under scanner system

Experiment

Reps

Treatments

Experimental design

BAP

3

30 lines (12 PS, 12 sweet, 6 grain)

RCB with sorghum types nested in groups

Night illumination

3

5 illumination levels x 2 PS lines (with check line separating illumination levels)

RCB

Row #

3

6 adjacent plot scenarios: 3 lines (forage, sweet, PS) x 2 sides (east or west)

RCB but not balanced with all treatments in all reps

Biomass

3

5 sampling times x 3 lines (forage, sweet, PS)

RCB with sampling time as a repeated measure

Density

3

3 densities (5, 15, 30 cm) x 3 lines (forage, sweet, PS)

RCB

RILs

3

130 RILs plus 10 repeats of a single line/rep

Incomplete Block (row-column alpha lattice design)

Uniformity

17

2 lines (forage, PS)

None - Same line planted in single range

Season 2 sorghum (August - November 2016, unpublished)

One hundred and seventy-six lines were planted in Season 2.

Planting map

Under the scanner system

Planting Design

Under scanner system - same as season 1

Automated Phenotpying

same as season 1

Manually Collected Field Data

plant heights managements emergence vigor emergence final stand counts node and tiller counts on marked plants leaf length and width on marked plants, one date

Season 3 Durum wheat

Season 4

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Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9