|Author:||Santonoceto, C. ; Monti, M. ; Anastasi, U.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Because of its reputed capacity of adaptation to drought, grasspea (Lathyrus sativus) is a grain legume of potential interest for southern Italy, and for this reason it was compared with a traditional grain legume, faba bean (Vicia faba), in two consecutive growing seasons (2000-01 and 2001-02). Species were field-grown both under water stress, rainfed and irrigated conditions and assessed in terms of phenology, growth, yield, water use and water use efficiency. In general, the agronomic behaviour of both crops closely reflected water availability during the growing season and although an advantage of the faba bean was observed, the response of grasspea was also satisfactory.
|Pages:||223 - 228|
|Journal:||Options Méditerranéennes. Série A, Séminaires Méditerranéens|
crop yield, drought resistance, faba beans, growth,phenology, plant water relations, water stress, water use efficiency,Italy, Lathyrus sativus, Vicia faba, Lathyrus, Papilionoideae, Fabaceae,Fabales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes,Vicia, Southern Europe, Europe, Mediterranean Region, DevelopedCountries, European Union Countries, OECD Countries, broad beans,drought tolerance, fava beans, field beans, horse beans, tic beans,Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062),Plant Production (FF100), Environmental Tolerance of Plants (FF900)