An Easy and Fast Method to Estimate Cynara Cardunculus Seed Yield Based on Head Weight and Number

S.V. Archontoulis, P.C. Struik, X. Yin, L. Bastiaans, J. Vos & N.G. Danalatos
This paper aims (a) to derive empirical relationships to predict cynara seed yield per head and per unit area, avoiding laborious extraction of seeds from its complex inflorescence structure; (b) to determine the head­weight distribution per unit area; and (c) to estimate the range of Cynara cardunculus seed yield. We analyzed 16 field experiments, varying in crop age and environmental conditions in Greece. Seed yield per head (SYhead) can be accurately predicted as a linear...