2018, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part B
Yield performance of selected varieties planted on different intervals as unirrigated wheat
Author(s): Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Bakhtiar, Muhammad Noman Khan, Dawood, Naila Ilyas, Naqeeb Ullah, Ibrar Ahmad, Muhammad Junaid Talha and Iftikhar Ahmed Solangi
Abstract: Increasing population at a higher rate requires more cereals for food security which is possible to increase wheat production on rainfed land. Wheat can be grown on soil with limited moisture and its drought tolerance than rest of the grains crops. Selection of a suitable variety with sowing time subject to onset of the rains for a particular agro-ecological area could play a key role in production. The study was conducted in the University of Agriculture Peshawar, in Rabi season 2014-15 to evaluate wheat varieties with sowing intervals for optimum yield. Five sowing intervals (i.e. Nov. 11th, 19th, Dec 1st, 10th and 20th) were selected with wheat varieties (i.e. Kohat-2000, Pirsabak-2005, Hashim-2008, Pakistan-2013, Taara, Lalma, Chakwal-50 and Shahkar-2013, Ghanemat) including a local as check to the sub plots treatments. Among varieties, Pakistan-2013 was the best variety suited for the area’s climate. The variety has shown better emergence m-2, tiller number with higher fraction of productive tiller per unit, good grain number per spike with better spike length, 1000 grains weight (g) and plant height that resulted higher biological yield and grain yield (kg ha-1) as compared to any of the tested varieties. Among sowing dates, sowing made on Nov 19 in season showed greater emergence, tiller number with productive tiller per unit area (m-2).The grain number spike-1, spike length (cm), 1000 grains weight (g) were also observed higher than any other sowing made in the season and hence showed better biological and grain yield (kg ha-1).
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Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Bakhtiar, Muhammad Noman Khan, Dawood, Naila Ilyas, Naqeeb Ullah, Ibrar Ahmad, Muhammad Junaid Talha, Iftikhar Ahmed Solangi. Yield performance of selected varieties planted on different intervals as unirrigated wheat. Int J Fauna Biol Stud 2018;5(3):95-99.