Biotech Studies 1995, Vol 4, Num, 1     (Pages: 023-029)

THE SEED YIELD and YIELD COMPONENTS in the THIRD PROGENY of SAFFLOWER (Carthamus tinctorius L.) HYBRIDS

Nilgün BAYRAKTAR

1 Doç. Dr. A.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi, Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, Ankara Viewed : 250 - Downloaded : 125 This research was carried out in the experimental field of agronomy Department in Agricultural Faculty in 1992. The experimental design was randomized complete block design with four replications. The results were as follows: Plant height was between 80.15-87cm.The number of the secondary branches per plant, the number of head per plant, grain yield per plot and a thousand achene weight were obtained between 6.6-7.4, 7.2-9.9, 1172.5-1383.25 g, 45.7-48.75g, respectively. The hull ratio, oil ratio of dehulled seed and oil ratio of seed were determined between 44.28% - 45.40%, 59.34% - 59.76%, 32.62% - 33.09%, respectively. Grain yield was obtained between 97.70-115.26 kg/da. Keywords : Safflower; Carthamus tinctorius L.; seed yield