Message #175
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 20:44:21
Subject: Maize Genetic Parameters

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Michael Pool  mpool@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu

I am trying to use the CERES-Maize model in DSSAT 2.1
to model prehistoric maize production in the Mimbres
River valley of southwestern New Mexico. I am in the
process of obtaining data for this project. Does
anyone have or know where I can find or estimate the
genetic parameters for the CERES-maize model for
southwestern US aboriginal maize varieties?

Specifically, I need:

*growing degree days (base 8 degrees C) from seedling

*emergence to end of juvenile phase

*photoperiod sensitivity coefficient

*growing degree days (base 8 degrees C) from silking
to physiological maturity

*potential maximum kernel number per plant

*potential kernel growth rate (mg/kernel per day)
from silking to just before physiological maturity
under optimal conditions

Also, if anyone is interested in what I find out,
please let me know.

Michael Pool
mpool@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu