Biotech Studies 2001, Vol 10, Num, 1-2     (Pages: 075-082)

HAY YIELD AND SOME AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS OF CICER MILKVETCH (Astragalus cicer L.) LINES AND VARIETIES UNDER DRY CONDITIONS IN ANKARA

Erol KARAKURT

1 Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü Müdürlüğü (TARM) PK 226, 06042 Ulus- Ankara Viewed : 429 - Downloaded : 369 The research was conducted in the Farm of Field Crops Department of Faculty of Agriculture of Ankara University in 1999-2001. The experimental material was `Windsor` variety and `C-19, C-20, C-21, C-22 and C-32` lines of cicer milkvetch which were originated from USA. `Lutana` variety was used as the control plant material. The experimental design was conducted as split plots with three replications. Plant height, main stem height, herbage and hay yield, dry matter ratio and yield, and crude protein ratio and yield were studied in the experiment. Keywords : Cicer milkvetch, plant height, main stem height, herbage yield, hay yield, dry matter ratio, dry matter yield, crude protein ratio, crude protein yield