Growth and Yield of Triticale (× Triticosecale Wittmack) as influenced by different sowing dates
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Pot experiment involving three sowing dates was conducted for studying the response of triticale (× Triticosecale Wittmack) to sowing dates. Triticale grains were sown at three different times October 15, November 15, and December 15. The current outcomes revealed that there is a significant difference between sowing dates on plant growth and yield attributes. The most effective in this regard was 15th October followed by 15th November and then 15th December. The greatest values of plant height (95.5 cm), flag leaf area (37.5 cm2), tiller number plant-1 (9.5 tillers), spike length (18.5 cm), grain number spike-1 and spike weight (3.8 g), were recorded within the 1st sowing date (15th October). Additionly, the lowest values of grains and biological yield was recorded under the 3rd sowing date (Dec 15). It is concluded from this study that the best date for triticale sowing falls within the period between late October and the middle of November.
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