To make variety data more useful where multiple varieties are harvested from a single crop, I've included harvest component entries as of 9/98. These are entries which will have a letter following the (Seq)uence #, and each component entry will focus on just one variety taken from a regular entry which included multiple varieties. A regular entry must still be made for the entire harvest. In other words, the component entries will simply be a breakdown (by variety) of your original YOR contribution. In an attempt to further complicate things:-), a component entry will be further isolated by the case of the suffix letter following the seq#. An UPPER CASE suffix indicates data is the average of many plants where an individual breakdown of each plant is unknown, a lower case suffix indicates data for just one plant. A different suffix letter will be used for each variety.
Only plants grown from commercially available seeds will be listed as components. If a variety isn't available to those who read the YOR there's no point listing it. Where multiple clones (not seeds) were used only one component will be entered as the average taken from those clones.
Include the "breeder" of the seed when known and it will be listed with the variety for that component. If your crop is just one variety, you can include the breeder without a component. PLEASE NOTE: The breeder is NOT necessarily the same place the seeds were purchased. If you're not sure the breeder and the place of purchase are one in the same, please DON'T include the place of purchase for that component.
You must have accurate measurements for each variety in order to calculate the components accurately. Canopy space, yield, variety, flowering days, and plant spacing, etc will be needed independently for each component (or variety). At the time of making your original contribution mention that you have good info on each variety and I'll help you with the component if you wish.
Here's an example of a hypothetical YOR entry:
Let's say you have 280 grams, 180 from variety N, and 100 from variety V. Let's use a canopy sq/ft of 4.7 for the N, and 3.3 for the V, 8 total.
All grams and watts values are per square foot of garden canopy: GRAMS MEDIUM cypher Seq DRYWT HVST WATTS/LIGHTING STOCK@sqft variety hrs day garden --- ----- ---- --------------- ---- ---- ---- ------- --- --- 1234567 000 35.0 MAN 53 HPS HYDR SEED 0.38 V,N 12 67 ------- 000+ 56.7 ALL 53 HPS HYDR SEED 0.38 V,N 12 67 ------- 000a 30.3 MAN 53 HPS HYDR SEED 0.30 V,Sensi 12 60 ------- 000B 38.3 MAN 53 HPS HYDR SEED 0.43 N,Freddy 12 67 -------
Entry 000a is the component entry for the first variety, Shiva Shanti. The lower case "a" says it's a single plant. Entry 000B is the component for the second variety, Northern Lights. The upper case of the suffix indicates data is an avg taken from many plants. If data for each of those plants were available their suffixes would be a lower case "b", and those entries would be used in lieu of the avg. Please note that seeds for both components were purchased from Freddy's, but 000a were bred at Sensi Seeds where 000B were bred at Freddy's. The entry for Seq 000+ is not a component for a variety, but rather supplemental info about the regular entry (see "About Seq(uence) numbers" above).
Note that this is all "optional", and not required to make a contribution.
If you know your variety mention it in your comments below. If it doesn't exist in the key that's OK, I'll try to find a way to fit it in. If you don't know that's OK too, remember variety is optional.
A seed bank report is regularly posted to adpc. Your opinions would be helpful to the author and to others. So if possible include the seed bank name and any info relating to them, their seed's performance, their delivery time, etc., etc..