Effect of Different Seed Bed Preparation Systems on Wheat Yield and Yield Components in Middle Anatolia

Selcuk University, Agricultural Faculty, Konya, Turkey


AKGUN, N., T. MARAKOGLU and K. CARMAN, 2014. Effect of different seedbed preparation systems on wheat yield and yield components in Middle Anatolia. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 20: 117-121


This research was conducted at the experimental field of Konuklar Agricultural farms of TÄ°GEM between 2006-2009 for determination the effect of four different tillage systems on yield and yield components of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) variety under Middle Anatolian conditions of Turkey. Conventional, reduced tillage, direct and direct seeding + herbicide were applied in the experiment. According to the results of the research, seeding systems constituted significant differences for grain yield, spike length, spikelet and kernel number per spike, kernel weight per spike, harvest index and test weight. The grain yield, plant height, spike length, spikelet per spike, kernels per spike, kernel weight per spike, spikes per m2, harvest index, 1000 kernel weight and test weight varied from 2660.9 to 3493.3 kg.ha-1, form 78.53 to 80.58 cm, from 7.41 to 8.42 cm, from 14.78 to 16.23, from 25.64 to 30.54, from 0.70 to 0.99 g, from 636 to 677, from 26.67 to 29.20 %, from 26.94 to 28.93 g and 72.27-74.35 kg respectively. The results revealed that direct seeding can be offered for wheat production in Middle Anatolian Region.

Key words: Direct seeding, reduced tillage, wheat, grain yield

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