Influence of crop management upon the agronomic traits of spelt (Triticum spelta L.)
S. Pospisil, A. Pospisil, M. Svecnjak, Z. Matotanhttps://doi.org/10.17221/121/2011-PSECitation:Pospisil S., Pospisil A., Svecnjak M., Matotan Z. (2011): Influence of crop management upon the agronomic traits of spelt (Triticum spelta L.) . Plant Soil Environ., 57: 435-440.
Investigations were carried out at the experimental field of the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb in the growing seasons 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 with the aim to determine the influence of seeding rate and fungicide treatment upon the yield and yield components of spelt (Triticum spelta L.). The trial included two spelt cultivars: Nirvana and Ostro, three seeding rates: 200, 300, and 400 germinated seeds/m2, and a fungicide treatment (tebuconazole). Cultivar Nirvana produced a significantly higher grain yield in both trial years, higher number of spikelets per spike, higher grain number and mass per spike. Cultivar Ostro had a significantly higher grain crude proteins content, higher 1000 grain weight, and also a higher number of sterile spikelets per spike. No significant effect of seeding rate on grain yield was determined while the fungicide treatment had a significant effect on grain yield only in the warmer year 2008/2009.
seeding rate; fungicide treatment; yield; yield components