Influence of sowing density on agronomic traits of lupins (Lupinus spp.)

https://doi.org/10.17221/436/2015-PSECitation:Pospišil A., Pospišil M. (2015): Influence of sowing density on agronomic traits of lupins (Lupinus spp.). Plant Soil Environ., 61: 422-425.
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The aim of the research conducted on eutric brown soil on the experimental facility of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb in 2012 and 2013, was to determine the optimal sowing density for two cultivars of white lupin (Teodora and Energy) and a cultivar of narrow-leafed lupin (Arabella). The study included three sowing densities: 60, 75 and 90 germinated seeds/m2. The cultivars of white lupin achieved significantly higher seed yield, higher 1000 seed weight, higher weight of seeds per plant and higher protein content in the seed, compared to the cultivar of narrow-leafed lupin. The sowing density had no effect on seed yield, but the increase in sowing density above 60 germinated seeds/m2 significantly reduced the number of pods, the number of seeds and seed weight per plant.
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