Botanical Studies on Some Dual Purpose Flax (Linum Usitatissimum L.) Genotypes Grown Under Egyptian Delta Conditions

Abstract: Two field experiments were conduced at Sakha Agricultural Research Station during the two successive seasons 2004/2005 and 2005/2006. The objective of this study was to evaluate four dual-purpose flax genotypes; Sakha 1, Strain 22, Sakha 2, and Giza 6 for their botanical and anatomical characters as well as seed yield and its components. Results showed that Sakha 2 surpassed other genotypes in most studied anatomical attributes of stem, root, leaf, and seed. Flax genotypes different significantly in all characters, fiz. stem length, upper branching zone length, main stem diameter, weight of straw per plant, number of capsules per plant, number of seeds per plant, weight of seeds per plant, straw and seed yield per feddan, oil seed percentage, oil yield per feddan, and iodine value. Strain 22, which is a promising genotype, surpassed other flax genotypes in seed and technological characters followed by Sakha 2, Sakha 1, and Giza 6.

Publication year 2006
Pages 490-501
Availability location معهد بحوث المحاصيل الحقلية - مركز البحوث الزراعية - ش الجامعه – الجيزة
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serial title 1 Dept,. of Agric. Botany Fac. of Agric., Al-Azhar Univ., Assiut
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Agris Categories Agricultural research
Botanical composition. Genotypes. Linum.
Publication Type Journal