Biotech Studies 2017, Vol 26, Num, 1     (Pages: 031-039)

Determination of Sowing Rates of Different Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) Cultivars Under Eskişehir Ecological Conditions

Duran KATAR 1 ,Nimet KATAR 2

1 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, Eskişehir
2 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Eskişehir
DOI : 10.21566/tarbitderg.323572 - The aim of this study was to determine the effect of different sowing rates on yield and some yield components in two buckwheat cultivars (Aktaş and Güneş). Study was carried out in randomized factorial block design with three replications under Eskişehir climatic conditions during the years of 2013-2014. Four sowing rates (6, 8, 10 and 12 kg/da) were applied. Results showed that sowing rates had significant effect on plant height, cluster number per plant and seed yield giving higher values in Aktaş cultivar. Once, 6 kg/ da seed rate gave the highest plant height, cluster number per plant, 1000 seed weight and seed yield per plant; the highest seed yield was obtained from 12 kg/da sowing rate. Keywords : Buckwheat cultivars, Fagopyrum esculentum Moench, sowing rates