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Cumin yield and some traits as affected by sowing date and seeding level

Homayon Shakeri, Seyyed Gholamreza Moosavi, Mohamad Javad Seghatoleslami

Departement of Agricultural, Birjand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Birjand, Iran

Key words: Cumin, sowing date, seed level, yield.

Abstract

cumin-seeds46In order to examine the effect of sowing date and seeding level on yield and yield components of cumin, a factorial experiment was conducted in 2009-2010 based on a randomized complete block design with three replications. The main plot was sowing date at four levels (December 9, January 8, February 7 and March 9) and the sub-plot was seeding level at three levels (15, 30 and 45 kg/ha) The results showed that sowing date significantly affected 1000-seed weight, seed and biological yields, seed and biomass yields of single plant at 1% probability level. Also, seeding level significantly affected biological yield and seed and biomass yields of single plant at 1% probability level and seed yield and harvest index at 5% probability level. The interaction between sowing date and seeding level significantly affected seed yield, 1000-seed weight, harvest index and seed and biomass yields of single plant. Means comparison showed that the delay in sowing from January 8 to March 9 decreased seed and biological yields by 59.04 and 63.01%, respectively. In addition, the delay in sowing from January 8 to February 7 and March 9 significantly decreased seed yield of single plant by 50.7 and 70.7%, respectively. According to the results, as seeding level was increased from 15 to 45 kg/ha, seed yield, decreased by 4%, but biological yield increased by 13.28%. Given the results, it can be recommended to use sowing date of January 8 with the seeding level of 15-30 kg/ha for the cultivation of cumin in Birjand, Iran.

Source: http://www.innspub.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IJB-V6No2-p403-410.pdf

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