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Effect of Irrigation Methods and Irrigation Intervals on Yield and Some Yield Components of Sesame Growing in Semi-arid Area

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Author(s): Erkan Boydak | Davut Karaaslan | Mehmet Simsek | Sinan Gercek | Halil Kirnak | Yasar Kasap | Irfan Ozturk

Journal: Journal of Agronomy
ISSN 1812-5379

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 439;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Irrigation methods | irrigation interval | sesame

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study, was to determine the effects of irrigation methods and irrigation intervals on yield, plant height, number of branches and number of capsules for 2 years period. The study had two irrigation methods (sprinkle and drip), four irrigation intervals (6, 12, 18 and 24 day intervals) and three replication in Harran Plain conditions, where is semi-arid area in Turkey. Decreasing irrigation interval increased the yield per hectare and capsules number per plant. The highest yields were obtained at 6 and 12 day intervals (173.7 and 175.3 kg ha-1, respectively) from drip irrigation methods and the lowest yields were obtained at 24 day intervals (64.1 kg ha-1) from sprinkle irrigation methods. Generally, the higher yields were obtained from narrow irrigation interval and springle irrigation methods.
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