Cereals of group II – a group of grain crops.
Cereals of group II include:
All plants of this group are high-yielding spring crops.
Rice and corn are the largest crops in the world. Rice and millet are also referred to as groats crops.
They differ from Group I by morphological and biological characteristics. Grains of Group II crops have no furrow and tufting, sprouting with a single root. Inflorescence is panicle, while corn has female-type inflorescence – cob. The straw is usually filled with a core.
All cultures of the group are short-daylight plants. They require heat and light, are more drought- and heat-resistant, with the exception of rice, compared to the crops of Group I.
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