Publications

George F. Sprague

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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s

1927

Sprague, G. F.  Heritable characters of maize XXVII colored scutellum.  J. Hered.  XVIII:41-44.

1929

Sprague, G. F.  Heterofertilization in maize.  Science LXIX:526-527

1931

Richey, F. D., and G. F. Sprague.  Experiments on hybrid vigor and convergent improvement in corn.  USDA Tech. Bull. 267.  22 p.

1932

Sprague, G. F. The inheritance of colored scutellum in maize.  USDA Tech. Bull. 292. 43 p.

Sprague, G. F., and M. N. Pope. A case of two simultaneous mutations for virescent seedlings in maize.  Amer. Nat. LXVI:284-285.

Sprague, G. F.  The nature and extent of hetero-fertilization in maize.  Genetics 17:358-368.

Richey, F. D., and G. F. Sprague.  Some factor affecting the reversal of sex expression in the tassels of maize.  Amer. Nat. LXVI:433-443.

1933

Sprague, G. F.  Pollen tube establishment and the deficiency of waxy seeds in certain maize crosses.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 19:838-841.

1934

Sprague, G. F.  Experiments in iarovising corn.  J. Agr. Res. 48:1113-1120.

Richey, F. D., G. F. Stringfield, and G. F. Sprague.  The loss in yield that may be expected from planting second generation double-crossed seed corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 26:196-199.

1935

Sprague, G. F. Random sampling and the distribution of phenotypes on ears of backcrossed maize.  J. Agr. Res. 51:751-758.

1936

Sprague, G. F.  The relation of moisture content and time of harvest to germination of immature corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 28:472-478.

Stadler, L. J., and G. F. Sprague.  Genetic effects of ultra-violet radiation in maize.  I. Unfiltered radiation.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 22:572-578.

Stadler, L. J., and G. F. Sprague.  Genetic effects of ultra-violet radiation in maize.  II. Filtered radiation.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.  22:579-583.

Stadler, L. J., and G. F. Sprague.  Genetic effects of ultra-violet monochromatic 2537, and comparison of effects of X-ray and ultra-violet treatment.  Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 22:584-591.

Sprague, G. F.  Hybrid vigor and growth rates in a maize cross and its reciprocal.  J. Agr. Res. 53:819-830.

Perry, H. S., and G. F. Sprague.   A second chromosome gene, Y3, producing yellow endosperm color in maize.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 28:990-996.

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1937

Stadler, L. J., and G. F. Sprague.  Contrasts in the genetic effects of ultra-violet radiation and X-rays.  Science 85:57-58.

1939

Sprague, G. F.  Corn hybrids for Missouri.  Mo. Agr. Exp. Sta. Circ. 201.  27 p.

Sprague, G. F.  An estimation of the number of top-crosses plants required for adequate representation of a corn variety.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 31:11-16.

Sprague, G. F.  Heritable characters in maize 50 vestigal glume.  J. Hered. 30:143-145.

1940

Bryan, A. A., R. C. Eckhardt, and G. F. Sprague.  Spacing experiments with corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 32:707-714.

Millang, Amy, and G. F. Sprague.  The use of punched card equipment in predicting the performance of corn double crosses.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 32:815-816.

1941

Sprague, G. F.  The location of dominant favorable genes in maize by means of an inversion.  Genetics 26:170.

Sprague, G. F., and A. A. Bryan.  The segregation of genes affecting yield prepotency, lodging and disease resistance in F3 and F4 lines of corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 33:207-214.

Sprague, G. F.  Transmission tests of maize mutants induced by ultra-violet radiation.  Ia. Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. Bull. 292.  p. 389-407.

Sprague, G. F.  Building new corn hybrids.  Ia. Farm Science Reporter 2:7-9.

1942

Sprague, G. F.  Production of hybrid corn.  Ia. Agr. Exp. Sta. Bul.  P. 48.  p. 556-582.

Sprague, G. F.  Trends in corn breeding.  33rd Ann. Report; Nebr. Crop Imp. Assc.  p. 50-57.

Sprague, G. F., and L. A. Tatum.  General vs. combining ability in single crosses of corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 34:923-932.

Hixon, R. M., and G. F. Sprague.  Waxy starch of maize and other cereals.  Ind. Eng. Chem. 34:959-0962.

Sprague, G. F., and R. M. Hixon.  Waxy corn, a new crop.  Ia. Farm Science Reporter 3:10-11.

1943

Sprague, G. F., and M. T. Jenkins.  A comparison of synthetic varieties, multiple crosses and double crosses in corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 35:137-147.

Sprague, G. F., B. Brimhall, and R. M. Hixon.  Some effects of the waxy gene in corn on properties of the endosperm starch.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 35:817-822.

Sprague, G. F.  The problem of heterosis.  Chronica Botanica 7:418-419.

Hixon, R. M., G. S. Shepherd, and G. F. Sprague.  Technological problems as related to war demands on corn.  8th Ann. Ia. Corn Res. Inst. Rpt.  p. 7-10.

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1944

Sprague, G. f.  The value of hybrid corn to the Iowa farmer.  9th Ann. Ia. Corn Res. Inst. Rpt.  p. 7-11.

1945

Kinman, M. L., and G. F. Sprague.  Relation between number of parental lines and theoretical performance of synthetic varieties of corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 37:341-351.

Brimhall, B., G. F. Sprague, and J. E. Sass.  A new waxy allele in corn and its effect on the properties of the endosperm starch.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 37:937-944.

1946

Sprague, G. F.  Early testing of inbred lines of corn.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 38:108-117.

Sprague, G. F.  The experimental basis for hybrid maize.  Biol. Review 21:101-120.

Hansen, D. W., B. Brimhall, and G. F. Sprague.  Relationship of zein to the total protein of corn.  Cereal Chem. 23:329-335.

Sprague, G. F., and J. C. Cunningham.  Growing the bumper corn crop.  Ch. 3 In A century of farming in Iowa—1846-1946.  p. 32-44.

Sprague, G. F., and J. C. Cunningham.  One hundred years of corn growing in Iowa.  Ia. Yearbook of Agr. (1945) 46:258-274.

1947

Federer, W. T., and G. F. Sprague.  A comparison of variance components in corn yield trials: 1. Error, tester x lines and line components in top cross experiments.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 39:453-463.

Sprague, G. F., and M. T. Jenkins.  The development of waxy corn for industrial use.  Ia. State Coll. Jour. Sci. 22:205-213.

Sprague, G. F.  Breeding for improved nutritional and industrial use.  p. 42-49.  In Growth and development of the corn plant.  Published by Amer. Seed Trade Assn.

1948

Groszmann, A., and G. F. Sprague.  Comparative growth rates in a reciprocal maize cross.  1. The kernel and its component parts.  J. Amer. Soc. Agron. 40:88-98.

Sprague, G. F.  Less Bases Experimentales de la production de Maiz Hybrid.  p. 77-127.  In L'Amelioration du Mais.  Rabat Morocco.

Sprague, G. F.  Better protein, more oil in your corn.  Iowa Farm Science 2:3-4.

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1949

Sprague, G. F., and M. T. Jenkins.  O Desenvolvimento do Metho Ceraceo para uso Industrial.  Ceres 8:112-123.

Frey, K. J., B. Brimhall, and G. F. Sprague.  The effect of selection upon protein quality in the corn kernel.  Agron. J. 41:399-403.

Sass, J. E., and G. F. Sprague.  Histological development of "accessory blade" and associated abnormalities in maize.  Ia. State Coll. J. Sci. 23:301-309.

Rossman, E. C., and G. F. Sprague.  Effect of 2,4-D on yields of maize in the succeeding generation after treatment.  Plant Physiol. 24:770-773.

Sprague, G. F., and B. Brimhall.  Quantitative inheritance of oil in the corn kernel.  Agron. J. 41:30-33.

Sprague, G. F.  Feeding quality of corn improved by breeding.  Crop and Soils.

1950

Sass, J. E., and G. F. Sprague.  The embryology of "germless " maize.  Ia. State Coll. J. Sci. 24:209-218.

Sprague, G. F., and B. Brimhall.  Relative effectiveness of two systems of selection for oil content of the corn kernel.  Agron. J. 42:83-88.

Sprague, G. F. and P. A. Miller.  A suggestion for evaluating current concepts of the genetic mechanism of heterosis in corn.  Agron. J. 42:161-162.

Sprague, G. F., J. H. Lilly, and D. D. Rubis.  Can planting dates beat borers.  Ia. Farm Sci. 4:150-151.

1951

Brimhall, B., and G. F. Sprague.  Unsaturates of corn oil-inheritance and maturity studies.  Cereal Chem. 28:225-231.

Sprague, G. F., and W. T. Federer.  A comparison of variance components in corn yield trials.  II. Error, year x variety, location x variety and variety components.  Agron. J. 43:535-541.

Sprague, G. F., and P. A. Miller.  New corn hybrids for Iowa.  Ia. Farm Sci. 5:137-138.

Sprague, G. F. and A. L. Lang.  Further progress in hybrid maize production in European countries.  O.E.E.C.

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1952

Sprague, G. F., P. A. Miller, and B. Brimhall.  Additional studies of the relative effectiveness of two systems of selection for oil content of the corn kernel.  Agron. J. 44:329-331.

Sprague, G. F.  Early testing and recurrent selection.  Chapt. 26, p. 400-417.  In Heterosis.  Ia. State Coll. Press.

Sprague, G. F., and P. A. Miller.  The influence of visual selection during inbreeding on combining ability in corn.  Agron. J. 44:258-261.

Rojas, B. A, and G. F. Sprague.  A comparison of variance components in corn yield trials.  III. General and specific combing ability and their interaction with locations and years.  Agron. J. 44:462-466.

1953

Sprague, G. F.  Heterosis.  Chapt. 7.  In Growth and differentiation in plants.  p. 113-136.

1954

Sprague, G. F.  Breeding for resistance to stalk rot.  Ninth Ann. Hybrid Corn Industry Research Conf., Proc. p. 38-43.

Sprague, G. F.  The use of variance components as a guide in designing an adequate testing program.  2nd Pan Amer. Agron. Congress.

Sprague, G. F.  Factors affecting choice of tester for the evaluation of inbred lines of corn.  2nd Pan Amer. Agron. Congress.

Sprague, G. F.  A comparison of theoretical genetic implications of continuous self-fertilization and recurrent selection as methods of corn breeding.  2nd Pan Amer. Agron. Congress.

LeRoux, P. M., J. G. Dickson, A. L. Hooker, and G. F. Sprague.  A genetic basis for rust resistance in corn.  Phytopathology 44:496.

Hooker, A. L., G. F. Sprague, and W. A. Russell.  Correlation of resistance to several stalk rots, ear rots and seedling blights and root necrosis in corn.  Agron. Abstracts.  p. 70.

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1955

Sprague, G. F.  Corn breeding.  Chapt. 5.  In Corn and corn improvement  p. 221-292.  Academic Press.  New York.

Sprague, G. F.  Industrial utilization.  Chapt. 14.  In Corn and corn improvement.  p. 613-636.  Academic Press.  New York.

Sprague, G. F.  The world production of corn.  Chapt. 16.  In Corn and corn improvement.  p. 679-688.  Academic Press.  New York.

Hooker, A. L., G. F. Sprague, and W. A. Russell.  Resistance to rust Puccinia sorghi in corn.  Agron. J. 47:388.

Schuler, J. F., and G. F. Sprague.  Natural mutations in inbred lines of maize and their heterotic effect.  II. Comparisons of mother line vs. mutant when outcrosses to unrelated inbreds.  Genetics 41:281-291.

Sprague, G. F.  Problems in the estimation and utilization of genetic variability.  Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, XX.  p. 87-92.

Sprague, G. F.  1955.  Replications vs. location.  10th Ann. Hybrid Corn Industry-Research Conf., Proc.  p. 10-13.

Pesek, J., G. F. Sprague, John Hanway, and F. A. Loeffel.  1955.  The uptake of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium by different corn single crosses as affected by population and nitrogen levels.  Agron. Abst. 47:32.

1956

Clem, Mary A., C. C. Mosier, and G. F. Sprague.  Simplified punched card procedures for predicting double cross performance.  Agron. J. 48:319-320.

Sprague, G. F., and A. Tavcar.  Mais (Zea mays).  I. General considerations and American breeding work.  Handbuch der Pflanzenzuchtung II Band 2:103-143.

Sprague, G. F., and W. A. Russell.  Some evidence on type of gene action involved in yield heterosis in maize.  Int. Genetics Symposia, Proc. (Tokyo).  p. 522-526.

1959

Sprague, G. F., W. A. Russell, and L. H. Penny.  Further studies on convergent improvement in corn.  Genetics 44:341-346.

1969

Sprague, G. F.  Germplasm manipulations of the future.  In Physiological aspects of crop yield.  p. 375-396.

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1970

Sprague, G. F.  World research needs for increasing corn production.  Agr. Eng. 51:71, 91, and 108.

Sprague, G. F.  High lysine corn.  Span. 13:1-4.

Sprague, G. F.  A method of breeding for resistance.  6h Indian Phytopathological Conf.  Vol. 23, June.

Russell, W. A., L. H. Penny, G. F. Sprague, W. D. Guthrie, and F. F. Dicke.  Registration of maize (PL1-13) parental lines.  Crop Sci. 11:143.

1971

Sprague, G. F., and H. H. McKinney.  Further evidence of the behavior of AR in maize.  Genetics 67:533-543.

Sprague, G. F., and R. G. Dahms.  Development of crop resistance to insects.  J. Envir. Quality 1:28-34.

Sprague, G. F.  Genetic vulnerability in corn and sorghum.  Proc. 26th Ann. Corn and Sorghum Res. Conf.  p. 96-104.

1972

Sprague, G. F.  The genetics of corn breeding.  Stadler Symposium 4:69-81.

1973

Eberhart, S. A., and G. F. Sprague.  A major cereals project to improve maize, sorghum and millet in Africa.  Agron. J. 65:365-373.

Sprague, G. F.  Increasing crop yields: technical measures for increasing productivity.  In M. Rechigl, Jr. (ed.) Man, food and nutrition.  CRC Press.  p. 91-107.

1974

Sprague, G. F.   African agricultural research capabilities.  National Academy of Sciences Publ.

Sprague, G. F., and W. E. Larson.  Corn production.  USDA Agr. Handbook 322.

1975

Sprague, G. F., and Kriangsak Suwartardon.  A generation mean analysis of mutants derived from a doubled-monoploid family in maize.  Acta Biologica 40:325-332.

Sprague, G. F.  Opportunities and limitations in improving corn quality through genetic changes.  In Lowell D. Hill (ed.) Corn quality in world markets.  Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., Danville, Ill.  p. 77-86.

Sprague, G. F.  The development of hybrid corn technology in the United States and selected countries.  Agency for International Development, Technical Assistance Bureau.  Tech. Series Bul. 16.  p. 1-80.

Sprague, G. F.  Agriculture in China.  Science 188:549-555.

Sprague, G. F.  Plant studies in the People's Republic of China.  National Academy of Sciences Publ.

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1976

Sprague, G. F.  Plant breeding, molecular genetics and biology.  In Genetic improvement in seed proteins.  NAS-NRC Publ.  p. 83-96.

1977

Sprague, G. F. and S. A. Eberhart.  Corn breeding.  p. 305-362.  In G. F. Sprague (ed.), Corn and corn improvement.  Amer. Soc. Agron., Madison, Wisc.

1978

Sprague, G. F.  Introductory remarks to the session on the history of hybrid corn.  p. 11-12.  In D. B. Walden (ed.), Maize breeding and genetics, Wiley, New York.

Sprague, G. F., D. E. Alexander, and J. W. Dudley.  Research priorities in plant breeding.  Mimeo., Ill. Maize Genetics Lab., Dept. Agron., Univ. of Ill., Urbana. (A white paper, widely distributed).

Sprague, G. F.  100 years of plant breeding.  p. 68-76.  In Horticultural and food chemistry: past, present, and future.

1979

Sprague, G. F.  Accomplishments and priorities in plant breeding.  p. 233-240.  In Proc. World Soybean Res. Confer. II.

1980

Sprague, G. F.  Germplasm resources of plants: Their preservation and use.  Ann. Rev. Phytopathol. 18:147-165.

Sprague, G. F.  Changing role of the private and public sector in corn breeding.  p. 1-9.  In Proc. 35th Annu. Corn & Sorghum Res. Conf.

Sprague, G. F., D. E. Alexander, and J. W. Dudley.  Plant breeding and genetic engineering: A perspective: Bioscience 30:17-21.

1983

Sprague, G. F.  An additional cytoplasmic- genic interaction system in maize.  Maydica 28:189-200.

Sprague, G. F.  Heterosis in maize: Theory and practice.  p. 47-70.  In R. Frankl (ed.), Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Chapter 2.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Sprague, G. F.  1983.  King Corn – Our Gift from the Indians.  Sci. of Food and Agriculture 3:2-9.

1984

Sprague, G. F.  Mutability in the a-ruq, Uq system in maize.  Maydica (In press).

Meghji, M. R., J. W. Dudley, R. J. Lambert , and G. F. Sprague.  Inbreeding depression, Inbred and hybrid grain yields, and other traits of maize genotypes representing three eras.  Crop Sci. 24:545-549.

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