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Table 5 Self-loading related properties and the % error introduced when self-loading is ignored in calculations of stalk bending strength and stalk flexural stiffness

From: The effect of plant weight on estimations of stalk lodging resistance

Plant Plant height (mm) Grain height (mm) Plant weight (N) Grain weight (N) Flexural stiffness (Nm2) Error of Stalk Bending Strength (%) Error of Stalk Flexural Stiffness (%) References
Maize 2250 1125 7.595 2.874 79.17 < 1 < 1 [5, 8, 31,32,33]
Wheat 638 638 0.016 0.021 0.027 12 16 [34,35,36, 44]
Sweet Sorghum 2650 2650 9.64 0.346 137.1 1 1 [37,38,39]
Bamboo 10,774 N/A 138.02 N/A 229 < 1 < 1 [40, 41]
Rice 969 969 0.0635 0.028 0.17 6 8 [42,43,44]
  1. The center of gravity of the plant was assumed to be halfway up the stem