Path Analysis and Relationships Between Some Climatic Parameters and Sugar Content of Sugar Beet

F. ER, M. OGUT and A. SAMI EROL
University of Selcuk, College of Profession, 42500, Cumra, Konya, Turkey

Abstract

ER, F., M. OGUT and A. SAMI EROL, 2009. Path analysis and relationships between some climatic parameters and sugar content of sugar beet. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 15: 222-227

This study has been made to determine the relationships between climatic parameters and sugar beet produced in Konya (Cumra) plain. There were statistically significant relationships between monthly mean sugar content of sugar beet and the climatic factors; rainfall, temperature, cloudiness mean and wind velocity (r = 0.630*, r = -0.898**, r = -0.900**, r = -0.700* in 1999; r = 0.528, r = -0.980**, r = 0.673, r = -0.545 in 2000, respectively). According to path analysis results, temperature, cloudiness mean and rainfall have more direct and indirect effects than other climatic factors on sugar content of sugar beet.

Key words: path analysis, climatic parameters, sugar beet

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