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Learn Principles of Agronomy — B.SC agriculture
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  • 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.

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