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maturity groups
Subject Category
F Plant Science and Plant Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
A classification of some crop varieties, especially soybeans, based on their growth and development. For example, a soybean with maturity group O or OO only needs a short growing season before harvest; whereas, a soybean with maturity group V and VI needs a longer growing season before the plant is completely developed and ready for harvest. There are 13 soybean maturity groups, i.e., OOO, OO, O, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. Maturity groups are also described in the context of their indeterminate / determinate growth habit.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5629.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5629
Broader Term
agronomic traits
Related Term
determinate growth
growing season
indeterminate growth
light requirement
phenology
Spanish
grupos de madurez
Term Number
5629