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RIZZARDI, Mauro Antônio and PIRES, João Leonardo. Response of corn cultivars to planting pattern in row sowing, with and without weed control. Cienc. Rural [online]. 1996, vol.26, n.1, pp. 13-17. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84781996000100003.
The purpose of this work was to evaluate if there is a diferential corn cultivars answer to the planting pattern, proliferous or not proliferous, with and without weed control. The experiment was done during the year 1993/94. The treatments have consisted of two systems of handling (with and without weed control), three cultivars (XL 330 - P 3230 and XL 370) and five planting pattern in row sowing (one, two, three and four per hill and a system of ununiform distribution in plants). The results showed that the grain yield was not influenced by the alteration of the planting pattern. The interespecifc competition occured in the system without weed control was great, provoking a decrease in the grain yield, independently of the planting pattern in row sowing. There was a reduction in the number of ears per plant when a distribution without uniformity was used, however this system have not brought a decrease in the grains return. The weight of a thousand grains, the numbers of grains per ear, the height of the ear insertion and the plant's height were not affected by the way of the plants distribution adopted.
Keywords : ununiformity of sowing; systems of handling; plants arrangement; plants per hill.