- Ideotype refers to plant type in which morphological and physiological characteristics are ideally suited to achieve high production potential and yield reliability.
Ideal Plant or Modal Plant
- A type of plant, which increases growth and yield, is called ideal plant. An ideal plant should be healthy and free from pest and diseases. It should be robust and sturdy.
- Plant should be dark green in colousr with high content of carbon and nitrogen.
Economic yield: It is a measure of the only economically utilizable parts of the crop e.g. grains in case of cereals, tuber, rhizomes, bulbs etc. are economic yield.
Biological yield: It is a measure of the total biomass production from the crop and is often used as an expression of yield e. g. rice grain + straw yield, cobs + strover yield of maize etc.