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Effects of Early Spring and Summer Planting on Agronomic Traits in Edible-oil Genotypes of Flax in Isfahan

Author(s): G. Saeidi

Journal: Journal of Science and Technology of Agriculture and Natural Resources
ISSN 1028-7655

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 129;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Flax | Edible oil | Planting date | Yield components.

In order to investigate agronomic traits and yield potential of edible-oil flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) as a second crop in Isfahan region, different genotypes were evaluated in separate experiments in early spring (April, 7) and summer (July, 16) planting dates, using a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. The experiments were conducted in agricultural research farm, Isfahan University of Technology in the year 2000. The results showed that summer planting considerably and significantly reduced number of seedlings per unit area, days to 50% flowering, and seed yield. However, maturity of the plants was delayed because of summer planting. According to overall average obtained for genotypes, seed yield was 1472 and 213 kg/ha in the first and second planting dates, respectively. There was a significant difference between genotypes for number of seedlings per unit area, days to 50% flowering and maturity in both planting dates. However, genotypes were significantly different for seed yield in the first planting date. Summer planting also non-significantly reduced yield/plant, capsules/plant and 100-seed weight and increased seeds/capsule. The differences between genotypes for these traits in both planting dates and for seeds/capsule in the first planting date were significant. The significant interaction between genotypes and planting dates on seeds/capsule and 100-seed weight was because of increasing or decreasing levels of these traits in some genotypes when planting date was delayed. The results of regression analysis, correlation coefficients and path analysis showed that in both planting dates, capsules/plant followed by seeds/capsule and 100-seed weight were the major components of yield/plant. Capsules/plant had the most (approximately 80%) contribution in variation of yield/plant in both planting dates. The number of plants per unit area affected yield/plant via indirect and negative effect of capsules/plant.

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