Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Botanical characteristics of chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.) under different plant densities in organic farming

Alihan COKKIZGIN
Vocational School of Higher Education in Nurdagi, Gaziantep University, Nurdagi, Gaziantep 27840, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 January 2012
  •  Published: 03 October 2013

Abstract

This study was performed in Nurdagi district of Gaziantep Province of Turkey in 2011 growing season. Inci and 55-C chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes were sowed at 30, 40, 50 and 60 plant m-1 plant densities and the effects of sowing densities on plant botanical characteristics were investigated. In the research, plant height, first pod height, number of first branch, number of second branch and stem diameter varied between 38.33 to 47.73 cm, 23.87 to 34.27 cm, 2.07 to 2.80 number plant-1, 0.73 to 2.03 number plant-1 and 451 to 584 µm, respectively. Results showed that plant densities in the measured parameters are significantly different, except the number of the second branch. On the other hand, results of experiment revealed that genotypes were significantly differed in plant height and stem diameter while no significant differences were determined in the other parameters measured (P < 0.05).

 

Key words: Chickpea (Cicer arietinum), plant density, yield, botanical characters.