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  • n. Seed that is saved from one year's harvest for the subsequent year's planting, rather than being used to make flour etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. corn or grain for seed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Corn or grain for seed; seed-grain; ears or kernels of maize set apart as seed for a new crop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. good quality seeds (as kernels of corn) that are reserved for planting


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  • Ryan and Gross’s 1943 study of the diffusion of hybrid seed corn in Iowa is the most influential diffusion study of all time, despite the 5,200-plus diffusion investigations conducted since this pioneering study.

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  • The rate of adoption for these two innovations was similar to that for hybrid seed corn in Iowa Ryan and Gross, 1943.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • When they had a quarrel about a boundary line, or didn't know what to do about a boy that always sassed his ma no matter how many lickings he got, or when the weevils got their seed corn and they didn't have nothing to plant, they come to Al Miller.

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  • The diffusion of hybrid seed was heavily promoted by the Iowa Agricultural Extension Service and by salesman from seed corn companies.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • At that time, Iowa State was one of the centers of diffusion research as a result of the hybrid seed corn study by Bryce Ryan and Neal C.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Ryan and Gross 1943 tested the S-shaped diffusion curve for the adoption of hybrid seed corn in Iowa, using the chi square goodness-of-fit test to determine whether or not the rate of adoption deviated significantly from a cumulative normal curve.

    Diffusion of Innovations


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