African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Brown flax grown under different planting densities

Reginaldo Ferreira Santos
  • Reginaldo Ferreira Santos
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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Fabíola Tomassoni
  • Fabíola Tomassoni
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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Doglas Bassegio
  • Doglas Bassegio
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva
  • Tiago Roque Benetoli da Silva
  • Departamento de Ciências Agronômicas, Campus Avançado de Umuarama, Universidade Estadual de Maringá - Av. Colombo, 5790, 87020-900, Maringá, PR, Brazil.
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Jair Antônio Cruz Siqueira
  • Jair Antônio Cruz Siqueira
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza
  • Samuel Nelson Melegari de Souza
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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Luiz Antônio Zanão Júnior
  • Luiz Antônio Zanão Júnior
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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Deonir Secco
  • Deonir Secco
  • UNIOESTE – Western Paraná State University – Post graduation Program, Master Course of Energy in Agriculture. Street Universitária, 2069, CEP: 85.819-130 Faculdade, Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 02 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2016
  •  Published: 10 March 2016

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the influence of the planting system and population densities in the culture of flax. The experiment was conducted on the campus of the State University of Paraná, in the year 2012, using the split-plot design, where the main plots were the planting systems (line and haul) and plots the densities (100, 150, 200 and 250 plants/m²). The characteristics evaluated were: plant height, fresh weight and dry weight of plant, number of capsules, fresh and dry mass of the capsules. Yield components of linseed showed a positive increase in the planting line, but did not fit the regressions tested. The increased density of plants/m² was detrimental when the crop was sown by broadcasting.

 

Key words: Linum usitatissimum L., competition, population increase.