Effect of Sowing Date on the Growth and Yield of Lentil in a Rainfed Mediterranean Environment

Silim, S N and Saxena, M C and Erskine, W (1991) Effect of Sowing Date on the Growth and Yield of Lentil in a Rainfed Mediterranean Environment. Experimental Agriculture, 27 (2). pp. 145-153. ISSN 0014-4797

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The effect of advancing the sowing date from early February to November on the growth and seed and straw yields of three large seeded and three small seeded lines of lentil (Lens culinaris) was studied under rainfed conditions in northern Syria between 1982 and 1985. The average seed and straw yields from early winter sowing were 838 and 2476 kg ha−1 compared with 679 and 1470 kg ha−1, respectively, from a late sown crop. There were seasonal differences in the advantage in seed yield from early sowing, largely because infestation by Orbanche species limited the use of early sowing. There were no overall differences between the growth and yields of large and small seeded lines, but genetic variation within groups was apparent for all characters. A high rate of dry matter accumulation, manifested as early vigour, was always related to a high final economic biomass

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 09:14
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 09:14
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8106
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0014479700018809
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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