Cool season grain legumes in dryland Mediterranean environments of Western Australia: significance of early flowering.

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Year Published: 2003
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Author: Siddique, K. H. M. ; Loss, S. P. ; Thomson, B. D.
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This paper discusses the adaptation of cool season grain legumes to drought conditions in the Mediterranean-type environment of Western Australia (Australia) by rapid phenological development (early flowering, rapid seed filling and maturity). The species studied include faba bean, field pea, chickpea, lentil, lupin (Lupinus albus), vetches (Vicia spp.), narbon bean (Vicia narbonensis), grass pea (Lathyrus sativus), dwarf chickling (Lathyrus cicera), and ochrus chickling (Lathyrus ochrus). Tabulated data on mean seed yield of these legumes in 2 contrasting seasons at 11 sites in 1994 (a dry year) and at 10 sites in 1995 (a wet year), as well as on water use efficiencies for grain production of various grain legumes and wheat at 2 sites (Merredin and Mullewa) in 1993 and 1994, are provided.

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ISSN: 1578081912

adaptation, chickpeas, crop yield, drought, droughtresistance, earliness, faba beans, filling period, flowering date,lentils, maturation period, peas, phenology, plant water relations,water use efficiency, wheat, Australia, Mediterranean Region, WesternAustralia, Cicer arietinum, Lathyrus cicera, Lathyrus ochrus, Lathyrussativus, Lens culinaris, Lupinus albus, Pisum sativum, Triticum,Triticum aestivum, Vicia, Vicia faba, Vicia narbonensis, Cicer,Fabaceae, Fabales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants,Lathyrus, Lens, Lupinus, Pisum, Triticum, Poaceae, Cyperales,monocotyledons, Vicia, Australasia, Oceania, Developed Countries,Commonwealth of Nations, OECD Countries, Australia, Field Crops (FF005)(New March 2000), Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (FF060), Plant WaterRelations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Environmental Tolerance ofPlants (FF900)

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