Biotech Studies 2004, Vol 13, Num, 1-2

THE DETERMINING OF THE HAY YIELD AND QUALITY OTHER RELATED CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMON VETCH (Vicia sativa L.) LINES AND CULTIVAR IN ÇUKUROVA DOWNLAND CONDITIONS

Celal YÜCEL ,Mustafa AVCI ,Hatice YÜCEL ,Selahattin ÇINAR

1 Çukurova Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü, Karataş Yolu 17. Km, Doğankent/Adana Viewed : 285 - Downloaded : 168 This study has been conducted to determine the forage yield and other related characteristics of different 19 common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) lines and cultivars in Çukurova downland conditions. The research was designed in complete randomized block with three replication at the Experimental Field of Agricultural Research Institu in Dogankent (Adana) in the 2001/02 and 2002/03 and 2003/2004 years.

According to the means of the combined three years;days to flowering, plant height, fresh hay yield, hay yield, crude protein ratio and crude protein yield were changed between 114-135 days, 90-114 cm, 2582-4157 kg da-1, 526-673 kg da-1, 19.41-22.30 (%) and 105.3-140.7 kg da-1 , respectively. Positively and significant correlations were obtained between hay yield with days to flowering, plant height, fresh hay yield, crude protein yiled whereas negatively correlations were obtained between dry matter yield with crude protein ratio.

According to the result, it was concluded that there were significant differences among the common vetch lines and cultivars in terms of dry matter yield and other related characteristics. Common vetch cv. 22, 2637, 2505, 2639, 2558 and Kubilay-82 was superior than other coltuivars in Çukurova conditions. Keywords : Common vetch (Vicia sativa L.), forage yield, quality, cultivar, correlations