International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part B (2017)
Effect of row spacing on different wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties in semi-arid region of Kandahar
A study was conducted during winter season of 2015 at Tarnak Research Farm of Afghanistan National Agriculture Science and Technology University (ANASTU), Kandahar, Afghanistan to find out suitable effect of row spacing on different varieties of wheat cultivation in the study region. The treatments comprised of three wheat varieties (PBW 154, Darulaman 07 and Herat 99) and three row spacing (20, 25 and 30 cm). The experiment was laid out in a (FRBD) with three replications. Consequences shown that among three wheat varieties, Herat 99 produced significantly taller plants (85.2 cm) than other varieties. Significantly higher number of tillers m-2 (304) and LAI (4.4) were recorded in Herat 99 than Darulaman 07. Herat 99 produced significantly greater dry matter accumulation m-2 (988 g m-2) than other varieties. Significantly higher spike number m-2, grain yield (3.71 t ha-1) and straw yield (6.17 t ha-1) were also recorded from Herat 99 than Darulaman 07. Planting at 20 cm row spacing resulted in significantly higher number of tillers (303) dry matter production (971 g m-2) and LAI (4.4) number of spikes m-2 (285) as compared to 30 cm row spacing. However, spike length (12.1cm) and spikelets spike-1 (20.9) were significantly greater with 30 cm row. The grain yield (3.71 t ha-1) and straw yield (6.17 t ha-1) were significantly higher with 20 cm row spacing than 30 cm row spacing
How to cite this article:
Sayed Rahim Ghafari, Anchal Dass, Habibullah Hamayoun, Mohammad Qayom Mangal And Abdul Hadi Omran. Effect of row spacing on different wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) varieties in semi-arid region of Kandahar. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):93-97.