The effect of plant population densities on growth, yield and yield components of two spring rapeseed cultivars
H. Ozerhttps://doi.org/10.17221/4151-PSECitation:Ozer H. (2003): The effect of plant population densities on growth, yield and yield components of two spring rapeseed cultivars. Plant Soil Environ., 49: 422-426.
Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) is an important alternate oilseed crop in eastern Anatolia, Turkey. No information on plant density for rapeseed is available in this region. Therefore a study was initiated to investigate the effects of spacings between rows and spacings within rows on the yield and agronomic characteristics of two genotypes of spring rapeseed (Tower and Lirawell) in Erzurum, eastern Anatolia, during 1994 and 1995. The effects of spacings between or within rows on the yield and yield components of Tower and Lirawell, two cultivars of Brassica napus L., were studied for 2 years inErzurum,Turkey. Rows were spaced at 15, 30 and45 cm. Spacings within rows were 5, 10 and15 cm. The results of this study suggested that seed yield was significantly affected by spacings between rows but not by spacings within rows, and that rape yields were higher at the narrow (15 cm) row spacing compared to the middle (30 cm) and wider (45 cm) spacings.Keywords:
rapeseed; Brassica napus L.; plant density; row spacing; seed yield