Biotech Studies 2016, Vol 25, Num, 2     (Pages: 219-224)

A Study on the Effects of Different NaCl Concentrations on Germination and Early Growing Stage of Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) and Intermediate Wheatgrass (Agropyron intermedium)

Gülcan DEMİROĞLU TOPÇU ,Ahmet Esen ÇELEN ,Elif KURU ,Şükrü Sezgi ÖZKAN

1 Ege Üniversitesi, Ziraat Fakültesi, Tarla Bitkileri Bölümü, İzmir DOI : 10.21566/tarbitderg.282429 - This study was conducted in order to determine the effects of different salt concentrations (0-50-100- 150 mMol NaCl) on the agronomical characteristics of Festuca arundinacea and Agropyron intermedium in Field Crops Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University in 2010. In the trial, germination rate and speed (%), plant height (cm), leaflet width (cm), stem diameter (mm), fresh herbage and hay yield (g/plant), dry matter content (%) and dry matter yield (g/plant) were investigated. Results indicated that increasing salinity level caused to decrease on the agronomical characteristics. The best results were obtained from 0 and 50 mMol salt concentrations. Keywords : Festuca arundinacea, Agropyron intermedium, NaCl, germination, yield