|Author:||Muhammad, Saleem ; Muhammad, Shafi ; Zahidullah ; Jehan,Bakht ; Shazma, Anwar|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
This study was conducted at Agricultural Research Farm, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan during 1999-2000 to appraise the effect of water regimes at various growth stages on the performance of wheat. The irrigation treatments given to four wheat cultivars, Ghaznavi, Fakhre Sarhad, Tatara-96, and Bakhtawar-92 were: (I0) no irrigation; (I1) single irrigation at germination; (I2) two irrigations up to tillering; (I3) three irrigations up to anthesis; and (I4) four irrigations up to the milk stage. Irrigations significantly affected spikes m-2, spikes weight, 1000-grain weight, days to maturity and biological yield. Among cultivars, days to heading, spikes m-2, plant height, spike weight, number of grains spike-1, 1000-grain weight, days to maturity, biological yield and grain yield was significantly different. The interactive effect of irrigation and cultivars only affected biological and grain yield. Hence, all the irrigation levels produced significant differences in yield and components. Tatara-96 proved to be the best cultivar, followed by Fakhre-Sarhad among the four cultivars included in the test under different water regimes.
|Pages:||115 - 122|
|Journal:||Sarhad Journal of Agriculture|
crop growth stage, cultivars, drought resistance, geneticdiversity, genetic variation, genotypes, irrigation, irrigationscheduling, plant water relations, water stress, wheat, Pakistan,Triticum, Triticum aestivum, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries,Commonwealth of Nations, Triticum, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, cultivated varieties,drought tolerance, genetic variability, genotypic variability, genotypicvariation, watering, Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000), PlantBreeding and Genetics (FF020), Plant Water Relations (FF062), PlantProduction (FF100), Environmental Tolerance of Plants (FF900), SoilWater Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management]