Response of several cultivars of maize to soaking seeds wit pyridoxine (Zea mays L.)
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2017, Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 443-453
AbstractExperimental field has been conducted during the spring season 2016 at the Field Trail Station of the Field Crops Department, College of Agriculture-University of Anbar (Alternative Site-Abu Ghraib) to know the effect of seeds soaking with four concentrations of Pyridoxine 0, 2, 4 and 6 g l-1 on the yield and its components, oil percentage and yield of three maize cultivars (Alrabeea, Alsafa and Alnoor) according to Random Complete Block Design (R.C.B.D). Results cleared that all studied traits were significantly affected by soaking with Pyridoxine, and the concentration of 6 g l-1 gave the highest means for ears no. per plant, grains per ear, 300-grain weight, grain yield, oil percentage and yield 1.61 ear plant -1, 552.4-grain ear-1, 47.86 gm, 6.75 t h-1, 4.64% and 0.31 t h-1, Respectively. In addition, cultivars have significantly differed, and Alnoor cv. Recorded, the highest means for ears per plant 1.68 ear plant-1, grains per ear 515.4 grain ear-1, grain yield 5.97 t h-1, oil percentage4.43% and oil yield 0.26 t h-1, while Alsafa cv. recorded the highest mean of 300 grain reached 47.35 gm. The interaction between Pyridoxine concentrations and cultivars was significantly affected most of the studied traits except ears per plant trait.
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