Fernando R. H. Andrade

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Changes in nitrogen (N) economy and N to dry matter (DM) relationships were studied for six cultivars of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) released in Argentina at different times between 1912 and 1980. Experiments were performed on two successive years. N partitioning to reproductive organs was changed both at anthesis and at maturity. Grain N yield (GNY)(More)
The number of days from seedling emergence to flowering (DTF) is a major consideration in sunflower breeding programs. This is a complex trait determined by the genotype, environmental conditions and interactions. Photoperiod and temperature have major effects on DTF and could be important sources of genotype× environment interaction. The objectives of this(More)
Published in Agron. J. 106:2087–2097 (2014) doi:10.2134/agronj14.0200 Available freely online through the author-supported open access option. Copyright © 2014 by the American Society of Agronomy, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711. All rights reserved. No part of this periodical may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or(More)
Hybrids with low grain moisture (GM) at harvest are specially required in mid- to short-season environments. One of the most important factors determining this trait is field grain drying rate (FDR). To produce hybrids with low GM at harvest, inbred lines can be obtained through selection for either GM or FDR. Thus, a single-cross population (181 F(More)
Research on adolescent use of substances has long sought to understand the family factors that may be associated with use of different substances such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. However, scant attention has been focused on these questions in Latin American contexts, despite growing concerns about substance use among Latin American youth. Using data(More)
BACKGROUND Although much is known about the higher prevalence of anxiety and depressive disorders among adolescent females, less is known about the differential item endorsement due to gender in items of scales commonly used to measure anxiety and depression. AIMS We conducted a study to examine if adolescent males and females from Chile differed on how(More)
The understanding of the changes produced by plant breeding on wheat grain yield and on its determinants, through the study of the behaviour of cultivars released at different times during the breeding process, could be a useful tool to define future selection criteria. The aim of this paper was to examine the genetic improvement effects on bread wheat(More)
OBJECTIVE: Family involvement and several characteristics of parenting have been suggested to be protective factors for adolescent substance use. Some parenting behaviors may have stronger relationships with adolescent behavior while others may have associations with undesirable behavior among youth. Although it is generally acknowledged that families play(More)
A growing body of literature has linked substance use and academic performance exploring substance use as a predictor of academic performance or vice versa. This study uses a different approach conceptualizing substance use and academic performance as parallel outcomes and exploring two topics: its multilevel-longitudinal association and school contextual(More)
This study examined gender differences in how internalizing and externalizing symptoms affect adolescents' decisions about smoking in Chile, where girls smoke at some of the highest rates in the world. In multivariate logistic regression analyses with 607 adolescents, internalizing symptoms, such as depressed mood and anxiety, predicted smoking among girls(More)