Biotech Studies 2016, Vol 25, Num, 2     (Pages: 230-234)

Forage and Seed Yields of Hungarian Vetch Lines and Varieties Under Eskişehir Ecological Conditions

İlker ERDOĞDU ,A. Levent SEVER ,A. Kadir ATALAY

1 Geçit Kuşağı Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü, Eskişehir DOI : 10.21566/tarbitderg.282432 - Cultivation of Hungarian vetch (Vicia pannonica Crantz.), which is one of the most important winter forage legumes has increased in Central Anatolia Region in recent years. Aim of this study, conducted in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 growing seasons in center trial field of Transitional Zone Agricultural Research Institute, was to determine fresh hay yield, hay yield and seed yield of the lines developed by the Institute and some varieties (Tarm Beyazı, Ege Beyazı ve Budak) under Eskişehir conditions. The experiments were established according to randomized complete block design with 4 replications (25 lines and varieties in 2012 and 20 lines and varieties in 2013). In terms of seed yield, best results were obtained from the lines 3, 2, 1, 16, 6 and 7 with 98, 95, 94, 89, 70 ve 65 kg da -1, respectively in 2013. These lines gave higher values in seed yield than the control varieties Budak, Ege Beyazı ve Tarm Beyazı. According to 2014 results, Line 6 came forward in fresh hay yield and hay yield with 2333 kg da -1 and 633 kg da -1, in order. The highest seed yield was obtained from Line 3 with 238 kg da-1. Keywords : Hungarian vetch, line, variety, fresh hay yield, seed yield