EFFECT OF SEEDING RATE ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF NONCHEMICAL FENNEL (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) CULTIVATION


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TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS, cilt.18, ss.27-33, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF FIELD CROPS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.27-33

Özet

study was conducted to determine the effects of different seeding rates on yield and quality characteristics of fennel without using any chemical fertilizers and pesticides, in Atabey-Isparta ecological conditions during 2010 and 2011 vegetation periods. The experiment was established as randomized blocks design with three replications and three seeding rates (10, 15 and 20 kg ha(-1)) were applied. Plant height, fruit yield and biological yield were significantly affected by seeding rate. Fruit yields ranged between 230.35 and 790.96 kg ha(-1) and the highest yield was obtained from 15 kg ha(-1) seeding rate. Essential oil contents ranged between 1.60 and 2.46%. The main constituent of the essential oil was identified as trans-anethole ranged between 84.48% and 97.79%.