Effect of Sowing and Harvesting Dates on Yield and Its Quality for Some Flax Varieties

Abstract: A two field experiment was conducted 2004/2005 and 2005/2006 seasons at Etay El-Baroud Agric. Res. Station to study the effect of sowing and harvesting date on yield and yield components of some flax varieties. In each season, five flax varieties, viz.; Giza 8, Sakha 1, Sakha 2, Sakha 3 and Sakha 4, three sowing dates viz.; 30/10, 15/11 and 1/12 and three harvesting dates viz.; 135, 150 and 165 days after sowing were evaluated in split-split plot design with four replicates.
The main results obtained from this study showed that varieties differed significantly in straw and seed characters under study. Sakha 3 as superior to other varieties in technical length, straw yield per feddan, fiber length and fiber percentage while Giza 8 superior to other varieties in main stem diameter. On the other hand, Sakha 2 was superior in straw yield per plant, seed yield per plant as well as feddan, number of capsules per plant, number of seed per plant, 1000-seed weight (seed index) and oil percentage.
Sowing date had a significant effect on all characters, except main stem diameter, 1000-seed weight and oil percentage. Sowing flax on 15th Nov. recorded the highest means of straw and seed yields as well as its components. Harvesting date significantly affected all studied characters, except main stem diameter. The proper time for harvesting flax markedly depended on sowing on 15th Nov. and harvesting at 150 days which was the suitable date to produce the highest straw yield, while sowing on 15th Nov and harvesting at 165 days after sowing was the suitable time to produce the highest seed yield.

Publication year 2006
Pages 5557-5566
Availability location معهد بحوث المحاصيل الحقلية - مركز البحوث الزراعية - ش الجامعه – الجيزة
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serial title J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ., 31(9): 5557-5566 (2006)
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Agris Categories Agricultural research
Harvesting. Varieties. Yields.
Publication Type Journal