Year 2019, Volume 65, Issue 4

Year : 2019
Volume : 65
Issue : 4
   
Authors : Olivera NIKOLIC, Milanko PAVLOVIC, Dragan DEDIC, Vladimir SABADOS
Title : THE INFLUENCE OF SOW DENSITY ON PRODUCTIVITY AND MOISTURE IN BUCKWHEAT GRAIN (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.) IN CONDITION OF STUBBLE SOWING AND IRRIGATION
Abstract : The important role of buckwheat in moder human diet and contemporary, sustainable agriculture derives from its chemical composition of grain and modest growing requirements. Consequently, there is an increasing trend of areas under buckwheat with a rate of 22.46% per year. Buckwheat arouses great interest as essential ingredient for functional foods because of its health benefits. Its grain is one of the best sources of high quality protein in the plant kingdom. Buckwheat is very sensitive to the lack of moisture, especially during the first development phases, in period of rooting, during flowering and yielding period. So, the aim of investigation was to estimate the optimal seed rate of buckwheat to achieve the productive, economic and other objectives, especially important for ecological agriculture, in conditions of stubble sowing and irrigation. The investigation included 12 genotypes and three sowing density (80, 120 and 160 grains m-2). The highest average grain yield is obtained in density of 160 grains per m-2, then in density of 120 grains per m-2, but the lowest in 80 grains per m-2 density. Difference in grain yield between 160 grains per m-2 and 120 grains per m-2 density variants is a slight, only 80 kg or 3.49% that means both sowing density variant could be applied successfully in buckwheat planting technology, but sowing density of 120 grains per m-2 has priority because of production economics.
For citation : Nikolic, O., Pavlovic, M., Dedic, D., Sabados, V. (2019): The influence of sow density on productivity and moisture in buckwheat grain (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.) in condition of stubble sowing and irrigation. Agriculture and Forestry, 65 (4): 193-202. DOI:10.17707/AgricultForest.65.4.17
Keywords : buckwheat, density, grain yield, irrigation
   
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ISSN 0554-5579 (Printed)
ISSN 1800-9492 (Online)
DOI : 10.17707/AgricultForest

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