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Asian Journal of Crop Science
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 67-74
DOI: 10.3923/ajcs.2014.67.74
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Testing of Some New Genotypes of Faba Bean Grown at Different Plant Densities

H.S. Abbas, A.G. Haridy and M.S.S. Abdel-Rahman

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture Statistics, faba bean shows decrease in both area and production. The reduction in cultivated area and consequently in production is due to the low and unstable yield of faba bean cultivars. Increasing productivity largely depends on growing heavy yielding cultivars and improving the cultural practices. The performance of five new faba bean genotypes under two planting densities (planting on one or two sides of ridge) were studied in two Experiments. The Experiments were carried out at the Exp. Farm of Vegetables Department, Fac. of Agric., Assiut Univ., Assiut, Egypt during the growing winter seasons 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. The new faba bean genotypes were tested namely, ‘Assiut 215’, ‘Assiut 125’, ‘Assiut 159’, ‘Roomy 3’ and ‘Roomy 80’. For the two experiments, uniform and healthy seeds of the five new faba bean genotypes were sown on Oct. 20 of 2010 and Oct. 23 of 2011. The experimental design was split plot arrangement in randomized complete-block design with three replicates. Genotypes were arranged in the main plot while planting densities were distributed in the sub-plots. The results obtained showed that ‘Assiut 125’ genotype (equine group) showed the earliest flowering (34.2 days); highest number of dry pods per plant and highest total dry seed yield (2.1 ton fed.-1). While, ‘Roomy 3’ genotype (major group) was the highest in fresh yield (10.5 ton fed.-1). High plant density gave tallest plants, highest total fresh and total dry seed yields. According to these results, ‘Roomy 3’ and ‘Assiut 125’ could be recommended for green pod yield (fool akhdar) and dry seed yield, respectively when planted with two sides of ridges under the local environmental conditions.
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How to cite this article:

H.S. Abbas, A.G. Haridy and M.S.S. Abdel-Rahman, 2014. Testing of Some New Genotypes of Faba Bean Grown at Different Plant Densities. Asian Journal of Crop Science, 6: 67-74.

DOI: 10.3923/ajcs.2014.67.74






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