African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5232

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of row spacing and sowing date on yield and yield components of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Mahdi Babaeian*1, Mahdi. Javaheri1 and Ahmad. Asgharzade2*      
1Department of Agriculture, Bojnourd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bojnourd, Iran. 2Department of Agriculture, Shirvan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shirvan, Iran.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 January 2012
  •  Published: 30 May 2012

Abstract

Seed legumes are extremely important crop plants, which are widely cultivated in the Middle East. The study was conducted to determine the effect of different seeding times and seed rates on the growth, yield and quality of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). The experiment was laid out using RCBD under split plot arrangement with three replications. Three Row space as main plot R1 (50), R2 (40) and R3 (30) and tow sowing dates D1 (2 June) and D2 (14 June) as sub plot. Obtained result from this research showed that grain yield, 100 seed weight, number of pods and seeds per plant, stem height and harvest index of bean were affected significantly by row space and sowing date treatments. Highest amount of all of these characters was measured in 50 cm row space between bean crops and lowest amount of them was recorded in 30 cm distance between beans. Among two sowing date maximum amount of grain yield, 100 seed weight, number of pods and seeds per plant was obtained in D1 (sowing in 2 June).

 

Key words: Bean, row spacing, sowing date, yield components.